Topic 1: Animals Study Guide Name: __________________________________ Date: ___________ 1. List the 5 characteristics that all animals share. a. ___________________________________________________________________________ b. ___________________________________________________________________________ c. ___________________________________________________________________________ d. ___________________________________________________________________________ e. ___________________________________________________________________________ 2. Explain the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates and give an example of each. ____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. Name the 3 types of symmetry and name an animal that has each type. Symmetry 1. 2. 3. Example 4. Answer the questions using the food chain below. a. Which organism is the producer? ___________________________________________ b. What is the human in this food chain? ______________________________________ c. Which organism is the decomposer? _______________________________________ d. Which organism gives nutrients to the cow? ________________________________ e. Which organism is the primary consumer? __________________________________ f. What 3 things does the producer use to carry out photosynthesis? 1. ________________________________ 2. ________________________________ 3. ________________________________ 5. The terms in the Word Bank below are all parts of the food chain. Fill in the blanks below to explain the process of a food chain. Water Decomposers Producers Primary Sun Secondary Nutrients Food web Energy from the ___________________________, ____________________________, and __________________________________ are used by ______________________________ to carry out photosynthesis and make food. The organisms that eat the plants are called ____________________________ consumers. ___________________________ consumers get energy by eating the primary consumers. After organisms die, __________________________________ like fungi and bacteria break down the remains into chemicals. These chemicals are absorbed by the soil and used by producers as nutrients to make more food. Combined food chains form a ___________________________________.