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Who Eats What in Food Chains? 2

Students use their knowledge of animal diets to answer questions about simple food chains in familiar habitats.

'Who Eats What in Food Chains? 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:  Food Chains

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In a habitat, we can show who eats what by using a FOOD CHAIN. Most food chains start with a plant. This is how we write a food chain:

 

LETTUCE

SLUG

BLACKBIRD

 

The arrow in the food chain means is eaten by.

 

 

 

 

 

 


The lettuce is eaten by the slug which is eaten by the blackbird.

The arrow in a food chain shows... 

which direction to go

what a plant or animal eats

what a plant or animal is eaten by

Choose TWO of the plants and / or animals found in rock pools which are at the BEGINNING of the food chain. 

mussel

sea anemone

sea lettuce

starfish

red seaweed

In a hedgerow habitat, which TWO plants and / or animals are at the BEGINNING of the food chain? 

cowslip

grass hopper

black berry

hedge sparrow

hedgehog

Iris, oxygenating weed and lilies grow in and around ponds.

 

Choose one reason why they are essential to this habitat. 

they look nice

they are food for animals

they eat other animals

The plants and animals below are found in stream and wetland habitats.

A

B

C

D

 

Match them with their correct place in the food chain.

Column A

Column B

A
water fleas
B
microscopic plants
C
kingfisher
D
stickleback

Which one of these food chains best shows who eats what in a woodland habitat? 

blackberry ← mouse ← fox

fox → mouse → blackberry

blackberry → mouse → fox

blackberry - mouse - fox

Rosie and Jade are at the seaside. They are looking at the animals along the seashore. They write this food chain:

 

LIMPET

DOG WHELK

GULL

 

What is missing from their food chain?

chips

seaweed

sea water

Which animal is missing from this food chain?

OAK LEAVES

CATERPILLAR

 

?

 

KESTREL
vulture

earth worm

blue tit

Which animal completes this food chain?

HONEYSUCKLE

 

MOTH

?
rabbit

bat

newt

Meerkats live in a dry desert habitat. Scorpions are part of their diet. When they are hunting, they keep a look-out for hawks which eat meerkats.

 

Using these clues which shows the order of plants and animals in the desert food chain?

cactus → scorpion → insect → meerkat → hawk

insect → cactus → meerkat → scorpion → hawk

cactus → insect → scorpion → meerkat → hawk

hawk → meerkat → scorpion → insect → cactus

  • Question 1

The arrow in a food chain shows... 

CORRECT ANSWER
what a plant or animal is eaten by
EDDIE SAYS
The arrow always shows what a plant or animal is eaten by.
  • Question 2

Choose TWO of the plants and / or animals found in rock pools which are at the BEGINNING of the food chain. 

CORRECT ANSWER
sea lettuce
red seaweed
EDDIE SAYS
Most food chains start with a plant. Sea lettuce and red seaweed are common plants found in rock pools around our shores.
  • Question 3

In a hedgerow habitat, which TWO plants and / or animals are at the BEGINNING of the food chain? 

CORRECT ANSWER
cowslip
black berry
EDDIE SAYS
Different parts of plants are eaten by the different animals which make their homes in hedgerows.
  • Question 4

Iris, oxygenating weed and lilies grow in and around ponds.

 

Choose one reason why they are essential to this habitat. 

CORRECT ANSWER
they are food for animals
  • Question 5

The plants and animals below are found in stream and wetland habitats.

A

B

C

D

 

Match them with their correct place in the food chain.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

A
microscopic plants
B
water fleas
C
stickleback
D
kingfisher
  • Question 6

Which one of these food chains best shows who eats what in a woodland habitat? 

CORRECT ANSWER
blackberry → mouse → fox
EDDIE SAYS
Most food chains start with a plant, the blackberry. Mice eat the fruit and foxes eat the mice. Be careful with those arrows! They mean 'is eaten by' and always point from left to right.
  • Question 7

Rosie and Jade are at the seaside. They are looking at the animals along the seashore. They write this food chain:

 

LIMPET

DOG WHELK

GULL

 

What is missing from their food chain?

CORRECT ANSWER
seaweed
EDDIE SAYS
Limpets feed on seaweed and are eaten by dog whelks, which are eaten by sea gulls when the tide goes out.
  • Question 8

Which animal is missing from this food chain?

OAK LEAVES

CATERPILLAR

 

?

 

KESTREL
CORRECT ANSWER
blue tit
  • Question 9

Which animal completes this food chain?

HONEYSUCKLE

 

MOTH

?
CORRECT ANSWER
bat
EDDIE SAYS
Honeysuckle flowers are 'smelly' in the evenings to attract night-flying moths which drink the nectar. Bats hunt for moths in the dark using echo-location! Clever!
  • Question 10

Meerkats live in a dry desert habitat. Scorpions are part of their diet. When they are hunting, they keep a look-out for hawks which eat meerkats.

 

Using these clues which shows the order of plants and animals in the desert food chain?

CORRECT ANSWER
cactus → insect → scorpion → meerkat → hawk
EDDIE SAYS
Here is the food chain: cactus → insect → scorpion → merkat → hawk
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