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					The Prairie ecosystem




      By: Kristina Duckett & Jason
                  Sands
    The role of the sun
The sun helps the grass
grow so it can provide
food for the animals
The sun made some
plants light colored and
that helps reflect the
sun’s heat
                   Food Webs
   This is a food web of the Prairie these animals
    are
   Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers
 Interactions throughout the prairie
 Buffalos eat grass, leaves, and flowers
  and they can’t live without them.
 Deer eat plants and they can’t live without
  them.
 Birds eat bugs and they can’t live without
  them.
The weather and
seasons on the prairie
   The weather is mostly hot but sometime’s
    is sunny, rainy, and snowy.
   The seasons are winter, summer, spring,
    and fall
Interaction between
animals and plants
• When deer eat plants they get
  energy.
• Prairie dogs make their homes
  in the grass.
• Plants help maintain the
  diversity of the prairie
  ecosystem by attracting
  animals that will use it for food
  and habitat.
How living things meet their
needs.
 They eat and drink water. A Buffalo
 eats grass and so do other animals.
 Some animals that eat meat are red
 tailed hawks and Vultures.
 They also have adaptations such as
 camouflage and speed.
Why the living things live here
   They have special functions and
    adaptations that help them survive.
   The adaptations help them make a home
    above ground or underground.
                   Bibliographies
   Johnson L. Rebecca. A Walk In The Prairie. Biomes of
    North America, Johnson L. Rebecca, 2001
   Quigley, Mary. Prairie Explorer. Chicago, Illinois, Quigley,
    Mary, 2005
   Stone M. Lynn. Prairies. Vero beach, Stone M. Lynn,
    1989.
We hope you learned fun facts
     about the prairie!

				
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