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To classify animals according to their feeding habits

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NATURAL SCIENCES

Ecosystems and the environmental balance

EDUCATOR SECTION

Memorandum

Assignment 10:

Cats: carnivore

Wild dogs: carnivore

Kudu: herbivore

Leopard: carnivore

Baboons: omnivore

Sheep: herbivore

Pigs: omnivore

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ACTIVITY: To classify animals according to their feeding habits [LO 2.2]

(i) Consumers of food (animals) are also grouped according to their eating habits:

Macro-consumers include:

Herbivores (plant eaters), e.g. whales and goats

Carnivores (meat eaters), e.g. lions and snakes

Omnivores (plant and meat eaters), e.g. humans and rats

Assignment 10

Complete the table.

Table 1
Herbivore Carnivore Omnivore Animal
_______________ _______________ _______________ cats
______________ _______________ _______________ _______________
_______________ _______________ _______________ wild dogs
_______________ _______________ _______________ kudu
_______________ _______________ ______________ _______________
_______________ _______________ _______________ leopards
_______________ _______________ _______________ baboons
_______________ ______________ _______________ _______________
_______________ _______________ _______________ sheep
_______________ _______________ _______________ pigs

AMAZING:

  • An organism is an individual plant or animal.
  • Most animals spend the greatest part of the day searching for food and eating!
  • Population is a group of individuals from a species living together in a certain area, e.g. Yellowwood trees, squirrels, fruit flies, marigolds and yellowfish.
  • The teeth, paws, nose and ears of every animal are specially adapted to what it eats (especially the jaws, mouth and teeth!)

ASSESSMENT

Learning Outcome 2:The learner will know and be able to interpret and apply scientific, technological and environmental knowledge.

Assessment Standard 2.2: We know this when the learner categorises information.

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