Do the animals and plants in your grounds have jobs?
This activity will show that all animals and plants depend on each other.
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Animal/Plant Jobs Habitat
Woodlouse 3,5,6 log pile
Oak 1,5,6 woodland/garden
Fox 2,3,4,5,6 any
You can count animals such as the fox if you find tracks or signs in your grounds.
Here are the jobs:
1. Food producer (plants that produce leaves/seeds)
2. Consumer/Population controller (animals eating animals and plants)
3. Decomposer (animals that eat dead plants/animals)
4. Transporter (animals that transport seeds, pollen etc.)
5. Air conditioner (animals produce carbon dioxide, plants produce oxygen)
6. Soil builder/Fertiliser (all animals and plants produce waste)
The woodlouse eats dead plant material, breathes and so produces carbon dioxide for the plants and produces droppings to help build the soil.
The fox eats live and dead animals and plants, carries seeds on its fur, breathes and produces droppings.
The oak produces leaves and acorns that are eaten by animals, produces oxygen and drops its dead leaves.
The Blackbird eats animals and plants, transports seeds in its body, breathes and produces droppings.
You can try this in different habitats, you will find that all living things help other living things.