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Food Chains 2

This worksheet helps the student to understand the difference between the terms PRODUCER and CONSUMER as used in a food chain. They are also reminded of the terms PREY and PREDATOR. Food chains are shown using arrows to indicate the direction the food energy is travelling in. Students are encouraged to complete their own food chains.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:  Food Chains

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QUESTION 1 of 10

 Here is a food chain:

 

 

 

 

 

GRASS   RABBIT   FOX

 

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

The RABBIT and the FOX are called CONSUMERS because they eat the food made by the grass:

the rabbit is a FIRST CONSUMER (it eats plants) and is PREY for the fox,

the fox is a SECOND CONSUMER (it eats the rabbit) and so is a PREDATOR.

You can see that the food made by the grass (from air and water) flows along the food chain to the fox.

Nothing feeds on the fox so it is called the TOP PREDATOR.

 

 

 

 

LEAF   CATERPILLAR   ROBIN

 

In this food chain the caterpillar is the...

Producer

First Consumer

Second Consumer

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAF   CATERPILLAR   ROBIN   HAWK

 

In this food chain the hawk is the...

Producer

Predator

Top Predator

Prey

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAF   CATERPILLAR   ROBIN   HAWK

 

In this food chain the robin is both prey and...

Top Predator

Predator

Producer

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAF   CATERPILLAR   ROBIN   HAWK


In this food chain the FIRST CONSUMER is the...

Leaf

Hawk

Caterpillar

Robin

 

 

 

 

 

 

PONDWEED   TADPOLE   FISH   HERON

 

In this food chain name the three consumers.

Pondweed

Heron

Tadpole

Fish

 

 

 

 

 

 

PONDWEED   TADPOLE   FISH   HERON

 

In this food chain the tadpole is prey for the fish and is also a...

Producer

First Consumer

Third Consumer

Second Consumer

 

 

 

 

 

 

PONDWEED   TADPOLE   FISH   HERON

 

In this food chain the heron is Top Predator and is also a...

First Consumer

Third Consumer

Producer

Second Consumer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SEAWEED   FISH   SEAL    


 

From the list below choose a suitable TOP PREDATOR to feed on the seal.

Lion

Polar Bear

Penguin

 

 

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LEAF       LADYBIRD   ROBIN   HAWK

 

From the list below choose a suitable FIRST CONSUMER that could be eaten by the ladybird.

Sparrow

Snail

Greenfly

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    BEETLE   SCORPION   MEERKAT

 

From the list below choose a suitable PRODUCER that would make the food to feed the animals in this food chain.

Seaweed

Grass

Toadstool

  • Question 1

 

 

 

 

LEAF   CATERPILLAR   ROBIN

 

In this food chain the caterpillar is the...

CORRECT ANSWER
First Consumer
EDDIE SAYS
The caterpillar is eating the food produced by the leaf so it is the FIRST CONSUMER.
  • Question 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAF   CATERPILLAR   ROBIN   HAWK

 

In this food chain the hawk is the...

CORRECT ANSWER
Top Predator
EDDIE SAYS
The hawk eats the robin and nothing eats the hawk so it is the TOP PREDATOR.
  • Question 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAF   CATERPILLAR   ROBIN   HAWK

 

In this food chain the robin is both prey and...

CORRECT ANSWER
Predator
EDDIE SAYS
The robin is prey for the hawk, but as it eats the caterpillar it is a PREDATOR.
  • Question 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAF   CATERPILLAR   ROBIN   HAWK


In this food chain the FIRST CONSUMER is the...

CORRECT ANSWER
Caterpillar
EDDIE SAYS
The First Consumer is the CATERPILLAR because it eats the leaf (First Consumers eat plants).
  • Question 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

PONDWEED   TADPOLE   FISH   HERON

 

In this food chain name the three consumers.

CORRECT ANSWER
Heron
Tadpole
Fish
EDDIE SAYS
The tadpole, fish and heron are all feeding on the food made by the pondweed (from air and water) so they are all CONSUMERS.
  • Question 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

PONDWEED   TADPOLE   FISH   HERON

 

In this food chain the tadpole is prey for the fish and is also a...

CORRECT ANSWER
First Consumer
EDDIE SAYS
The tadpole eats the pondweed so it is the FIRST CONSUMER.
  • Question 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

PONDWEED   TADPOLE   FISH   HERON

 

In this food chain the heron is Top Predator and is also a...

CORRECT ANSWER
Third Consumer
EDDIE SAYS
The heron is the third of the three consumers because it eats the fish, so it is the THIRD CONSUMER.
  • Question 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ? 
SEAWEED   FISH   SEAL    


 

From the list below choose a suitable TOP PREDATOR to feed on the seal.

CORRECT ANSWER
Polar Bear
EDDIE SAYS
The POLAR BEAR is a Top Predator that lives in the Arctic and feeds on seals (penguins eat fish).
  • Question 9

 

 

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LEAF       LADYBIRD   ROBIN   HAWK

 

From the list below choose a suitable FIRST CONSUMER that could be eaten by the ladybird.

CORRECT ANSWER
Greenfly
EDDIE SAYS
The GREENFLY eats the food in the leaf and is food for the ladybird. The sparrow and snail are both first consumers but are too big to be eaten by the ladybird.
  • Question 10
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    BEETLE   SCORPION   MEERKAT

 

From the list below choose a suitable PRODUCER that would make the food to feed the animals in this food chain.

CORRECT ANSWER
Grass
EDDIE SAYS
GRASS is a plant living in Africa (where meerkats live) which makes food for beetles to eat (and then scorpions and meerkats). Toadstools are not plants and do not make their own food.
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