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Which part of the food web does this roadrunner belong to?

  1. Producer.

    No. A producer captures energy from sunlight, and stores it as food. To do that, the organism needs to contain chlorophyll.
  2. Primary Consumer.

    No. Primary consumers eat producers. In spite of what you may have seen in cartoons, roadrunners do not eat plants or bird seed.
  3. Secondary Consumer

    Yes! Secondary consumers eat other consumers. Roadrunners are predators, and eat lizards, snakes, mice, and many other small animals.
  4. Decomposer

    No. Roadrunners may occasionally scavenge freshly killed animals, but they are not decomposers.



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Florida


SC.4.L.17.3 Trace the flow of energy from the Sun as it is transferred along the food chain through the producers to the consumers.
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SC.7.L.17.1 Explain and illustrate the roles of and relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in the process of energy transfer in a food web.
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Measuring Calories video, ClosedCaptions
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Utah


UT.8.II.2.a Categorize the relationships between organisms (i.e., producer/consumer/decomposer, predator/prey, mutualism/parasitism) and provide examples of each.
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NGSS


5-PS3-1 Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.
Producers video
Measuring Photosynthesis video
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Measuring Calories video, ClosedCaptions
Scavengers and Decomposers video, ClosedCaptions
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Calories: Measuring the Energy text page, free
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5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
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