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Fabulous Food Chains and The Dirt on Decomposers

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Everyone eats, right? But how does that food get the energy to power you? In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina talks about the way energy moves, or flows, through an ecosystem and how that movement forms Food Chains!

Then get The Dirt on Decomposers. Dig into how worms, insects, slugs, snails, fungi, and bacteria eat detritus, and help move nutrients and energy through their ecosystem’s food web. Host Sabrina Cruz explains.

Related videos to watch next include these three videos: Soil Life in Action: Bioturbation with and without soil fauna. The Very Hungry Maggot: How larva farming can help reduce food waste. Inside the Compost Cycle: Turning waste to nutrient-rich soil.

Plus: Food web videos, food chain videos, detritivore videos, and more decomposition videos, including Whale Fall (After Life of a Whale) and Dead stuff – The secret ingredient in our food chain.

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