STUDENT HANDOUT - DEPENDING UPON ONE ANOTHER

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STUDENT HANDOUT
- DEPENDING UPON ONE ANOTHER
Name: ____________________________________
Date: _______________
Using the words in the box below, fill in the blanks in the story:
sun
carnivores
omnivores
decomposers
herbivores
Sonoran
predators
nutrients
plants
seeds
scavengers
In our _________________ Desert all living things depend upon each other to survive.
The ____________ provides green ____________ with the energy they need to grow. Then,
______________, including kangaroo rats, tortoises, and deer, eat the green plants and many of
the _________________ they produce.These plant eaters are preyed upon by animals that eat only
meat called _________________ and include roadrunners, snakes, bobcats, hawks and
mountain lions. Some animals eat both plants and meat and are called __________________.
__________________, such as the vulture, eat animals that are already dead. Eventually,
__________________ such as mushrooms, pillbugs and millipedes break down the remains of dead
plants and animals and add _______________ to the soil. These nutrients help new plants grow.
Teacher Information Desert Discovery Class ©2000, revised 2008
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