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How do plants and animals live together?

Science, Grade 2

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Study Guide How do plants and animals live together? Science, Grade 2

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HOW PLANTS AND ANIMALS LIVE TOGETHER What Do Plants and Animals Need To Live? Let’s review: Plants need air, water, sunlight, and room to grow in order to live. Animals need air, water, food, and shelter in order to live What is a shelter? Yes, it’s a safe place for an animal! How do plants get their food? A plant uses its parts to make its OWN food! A plant makes its own food in its leaves. A plant needs air and sunlight in order to make food. Let’s check what we have learned so far: How do plants get their food? What are the jobs of each of the plant’s parts? The roots take in water from the soil. The stem moves water from the roots to the rest of the plant. The leaves take in sunlight and air. It is the flower’s job to make seeds. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
How do animals get their food? Animals do not make their own food. They need to FIND their food! Some animal eat only plants. They are called herbivores. Some animals eat only other animals. They are called carnivores. Some animals eat both plants and animals. They are known as omnivores. Animals use their body parts to eat. Birds use their beaks, tigers use their sharp claws, and many animals use their sharp teeth to rip and chew their food! Let’s check what we have learned so far: What is an animal called that eats only plants? © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
What is a Food Chain? A food chain is the link between living things, like plants and animals, and the food they eat. A food chain would show how grass may be eaten by a mouse, who then might be eaten by a snake who might then be eaten by an owl. grass mouse snake owl Plants are the start of ALL food chains. Plants are the main source of energy for all living things. How do plants and animals help each other? Animals help plants by spreading their seeds so that new plants can grow. Animals give off a special gas called carbon dioxide that plants need to live. We breathe out this special gas too! Plants help animals (AND US) by giving off a special gas called oxygen that plants need to live. We need to breathe in oxygen too! Animals hide in plants and trees when hiding from other animals. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Animals help other animals too… Here are some examples of how certain animals help animals of their own kind: Peacocks make a loud noise to let each other know when danger is near. Prairie dogs bark loudly to warn each other to go and hide. When a deer spots danger, it puts up its white tail to warn other deer that may be nearby. The white tells the others to be careful, that trouble may be close by. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Many animals stay together in groups, as in herds like these bison, for protection. They are safer together as a group than they are alone. Let’s check what we have learned so far: Name one way that plants help animals. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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