Choose one of your Food Chains that you created and explain how it works.
Can a Food Web be considered a "system"? Why or why not?
What happens if a plant or animal all of a sudden disappears from the food web?
Using this food chain, "sunlight to apple to worm to bird to cat," How do organisms in this food chain get the matter they need for body repair and growth?
Using the same food chain in #4, How do organisms in that food chain get the energy they need for body warmth and motion?
What do you think happens to the matter that is NOT used by the organisms in a food chain or food web? Is it wasted or does something else happen?
The sun gives it's energy to the grass which converts that into it's own type of sugar. The deer eats the grass and the deer gets it's energy and matter from the deer. Then the mountain lion eats the deer.
Yes it can because the definition of a system is "a set of connected things or parts forming a complex whole, in particular." seeing as there are different parts that work together, I would consider that a system.
If a plant or animal goes away from the food web then most to even all of the other species would either overgrow or go extinct.
The apple tree gets it matter from the water and nutrients soil and the tree converts that into sugar and then it uses that matter to grow the apple. The worm eats the apple which gives it matter because it has stuff/material. Then a bird eats the worm and since the worm had matter the bird gets its matter. Then the bird’s matter gets eaten by a cat and then the cat has the matter that it needs to survive.
Pretty much the same things happen as in #4 but instead of taking the matter, they take all of their food's stored energy.
I think the matter that is not used leaves the body and depending on what's inside it could have seeds from plants so it would start a new plant. Or decomposers such as fungi decompose the food back into the soil.