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Energy Moves in a Community-Land
What will we be learning today?

  • In this lesson, we are going to learn all about how energy moves in a land community.

How Does Energy Move in a Land Community?

  • Plants capture energy from sunlight. When you eat a plant, how much of that energy do you get? All organisms need energy to live. Producers get energy from the Sun. Consumers get it from the foods they eat. However, energy is lost as it passes from one organism to another in a food chain.

An energy pyramid shows that less and less food and energy is available as you go from the base to the top of the pyramid.

    You can see the effect of this in the drawing of the energy pyramid on this page. An energy pyramid shows a number of things. It shows that there is less food at the top of the pyramid than at the base. It also shows that there are fewer organisms as you move from bottom to top

  • Consumers get their energy from food. The less food there is, the less energy is available. Energy decreases from the base to the top of the pyramid

  • Let's Review What We Learned Today!

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