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Food Chains 1

In this worksheet, students will be helped to understand the difference between a producer, a predator and the prey in a food chain. Food chains are shown using arrows to indicate the direction that the food energy is travelling in. Students are asked to select either producer/prey/predator or to select which organism is being described as such.

'Food Chains 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:   Food Chains

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Here is a food chain:

 

Grass

 

 

Rabbit

 

 

Fox
GRASS   RABBIT   FOX

 

 

The arrows show where the food goes.

The GRASS is called the PRODUCER because it is a plant and makes the food that feeds the animals.

The RABBIT is called the PREY because it is eaten by the fox.

The FOX is called the PREDATOR because it eats the rabbit.

 

In the following questions you will be asked about which living thing is the producer or the prey or the predator.

Leaf

 

 

Caterpillar

 

 

Robin
LEAF   CATERPILLAR   ROBIN

 

In this food chain which is the producer?

Leaf

Caterpillar

Robin

Leaf

 

 

Caterpillar

 

 

Robin
LEAF   CATERPILLAR   ROBIN

 

In this food chain the caterpillar is the...

Producer

Predator

Prey

Grass

 

 

Zebra

 

 

Lion
GRASS   ZEBRA   LION

 

In this food chain which is the predator?

Grass

Zebra

Lion

Bulrush

 

 

Tadpole

 

 

Fish
PONDWEED   TADPOLE   FISH

 

In this food chain the fish is the...

Producer

Predator

Prey

Bulrush

 

 

Tadpole

 

 

Fish
PONDWEED   TADPOLE   FISH

 

In this food chain the producer is the...

Pondweed

Tadpole

Fish

Lettuce

 

 

Snail

 

 

Thrush
LETTUCE   SNAIL   THRUSH

 

In this food chain the snail is the...

Predator

Prey

Producer

Lettuce

 

 

Snail

 

 

Thrush
LETTUCE   SNAIL   THRUSH

 

In this food chain the predator is the...

Lettuce

Snail

Thrush

Seeds

 

 

Mouse

 

 

Owl
SEEDS   MOUSE   OWL

 

In this food chain the seeds are the...

Producer

Predator

Prey

Seeds

 

 

Mouse

 

 

Owl
SEEDS   MOUSE   OWL

 

In this food chain the predator is the...

Owl

Mouse

Seeds

Seaweed

 

 

Fish

 

 

Seal
SEAWEED   FISH   SEAL

 

In this food chain the seaweed is the...

Producer

Predator

Prey

  • Question 1
Leaf

 

 

Caterpillar

 

 

Robin
LEAF   CATERPILLAR   ROBIN

 

In this food chain which is the producer?

CORRECT ANSWER
Leaf
EDDIE SAYS
The leaf is the PRODUCER because it's a plant. Plants create the food for the food chain.
  • Question 2
Leaf

 

 

Caterpillar

 

 

Robin
LEAF   CATERPILLAR   ROBIN

 

In this food chain the caterpillar is the...

CORRECT ANSWER
Prey
EDDIE SAYS
The caterpillar is eaten by the robin, so it is the PREY of the robin.
  • Question 3
Grass

 

 

Zebra

 

 

Lion
GRASS   ZEBRA   LION

 

In this food chain which is the predator?

CORRECT ANSWER
Lion
EDDIE SAYS
The lion feeds on the zebra so the LION is the predator.
  • Question 4
Bulrush

 

 

Tadpole

 

 

Fish
PONDWEED   TADPOLE   FISH

 

In this food chain the fish is the...

CORRECT ANSWER
Predator
EDDIE SAYS
The fish is the PREDATOR because it feeds on the tadpole.
  • Question 5
Bulrush

 

 

Tadpole

 

 

Fish
PONDWEED   TADPOLE   FISH

 

In this food chain the producer is the...

CORRECT ANSWER
Pondweed
EDDIE SAYS
The pondweed is a plant. Plants are PRODUCERS because they produce the food for the food chain.
  • Question 6
Lettuce

 

 

Snail

 

 

Thrush
LETTUCE   SNAIL   THRUSH

 

In this food chain the snail is the...

CORRECT ANSWER
Prey
EDDIE SAYS
The snail is PREY for the thrush, which eats it.
  • Question 7
Lettuce

 

 

Snail

 

 

Thrush
LETTUCE   SNAIL   THRUSH

 

In this food chain the predator is the...

CORRECT ANSWER
Thrush
EDDIE SAYS
The thrush is the PREDATOR because it feeds on the snail.
  • Question 8
Seeds

 

 

Mouse

 

 

Owl
SEEDS   MOUSE   OWL

 

In this food chain the seeds are the...

CORRECT ANSWER
Producer
EDDIE SAYS
The seeds are the PRODUCER as they are part of a plant (like leaves are parts of a plant) and they contain the food from the plant that feeds the food chain.
  • Question 9
Seeds

 

 

Mouse

 

 

Owl
SEEDS   MOUSE   OWL

 

In this food chain the predator is the...

CORRECT ANSWER
Owl
EDDIE SAYS
The owl feeds on the mouse so it is the PREDATOR.
  • Question 10
Seaweed

 

 

Fish

 

 

Seal
SEAWEED   FISH   SEAL

 

In this food chain the seaweed is the...

CORRECT ANSWER
Producer
EDDIE SAYS
The seaweed is a plant. Plants make the food that supplies the food chain, so seaweed is the PRODUCER.
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