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Chew and Chomp: Energy from the Food Chain



Chew and Chomp: Energy from the Food Chain

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.26

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    cows, time, graze, leafy, tired, hungry, sunlight, chain, another, food, tops, meal, living, pass, other, energy
     content words:    First I'll


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Chew and Chomp: Energy from the Food Chain
By Erin Horner
  

1     I'm tired and hungry. It's time for some food and energy. It's a good thing that food is energy! My food has stored energy. When I eat it, the energy stored inside my meal enters my body. Let's eat! First I'll have some carrots. Carrots grow in the ground. The leafy tops of these plants create their own food. They use sunlight and other ingredients to make all of the energy they need. What the plant doesn't need it stores...in the carrots that I eat! When I chomp and chew a crunchy carrot, all of that plant energy helps to fuel my body. The plant's energy first helped the carrot to grow; now it will help me grow, too! Next, I'll .....
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