Food Web Role Play!

What role does the squirrel play in the food web?

A. Decomposer

B. Producer

C. Primary consumer

D. Secondary consumer

Your answer is... C. Primary consumer

In a food web, the squirrel plays the role of a primary consumer. But what exactly does that mean?

Producers: Plants and vegetables are considered producers in a food web. They are essential as they are at the beginning of every food chain that involves the Sun. All energy comes from the Sun, and plants are the ones who make food with that energy through photosynthesis.

Primary consumers: These are animals that eat primary producers, also known as herbivores or plant-eaters. In this case, the squirrel is a primary consumer as it consumes the nut, which is a producer.

So, next time you see a squirrel munching on a nut, remember it is playing an important role in the food web as a primary consumer!

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