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Know Your Food Chains 1

Students answer questions about how plants provide the basis for food chains in a variety of habitats.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:  Food Chains

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QUESTION 1 of 10

Without plants, we would not have the variety of habitats which support animal life. As well as shelter and places to reproduce, plants grow the food which animals need:

 

Animals which eat plants are, in turn, eaten by other meat-eating animals:

 

 

Food chains show how living things in different habitats, depend on other living things for food.

A food chain can look like this:

 

grass   worm   skylark

In woodland, an oak tree provides food for a variety of animals.

Match up the animal with its favourite snack:

Column A

Column B

beetle larvae
leaves
moth caterpillar
wood and bark
jay
acorns

Which THREE of these animals could be part of the woodland food chain which starts with the oak tree? 

tiger

blue tit

penguin

spider

hawk

Food chains start with a plant and end with the top predator – the animals which eat meat.

Put these organisms in the correct order in the woodland food chain.

 

1   2   3   4   5

Column A

Column B

1
spider
2
hawk
3
acorn
4
blue tit
5
beetle

Which THREE plants in this list are found in hedgerows?

blackberries (brambles)

palm trees

hawthorn

dandelions

cabbages

Identify the THREE animals which are part of a hedgerow food chain.

badger

slug

cat

vulture

hedgehog

Order these organisms in the hedgerow food chain.

1   2   3   4

Column A

Column B

1
dandelion
2
slug
3
badger
4
hedgehog

Which living things start food chains in natural (and garden) ponds and streams. Choose TWO.

pond weed

diving beetles

microscopic algae

swans

Which FOUR of these organisms are part of pond food chains? 

crocodiles

tadpoles

pond weed

sharks

fish

heron

Here is the pond food chain. What is missing from the start of the food chain? Select an option from the list below.

 

 

_____   tadpole   dragon fly larva   _____   heron
water

pond weed

oxygen

In the pond food chain, which one of these animals eats dragon fly larva and is, itself, eaten by the heron?

eagle

fish

dog

  • Question 1

In woodland, an oak tree provides food for a variety of animals.

Match up the animal with its favourite snack:

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

beetle larvae
wood and bark
moth caterpillar
leaves
jay
acorns
  • Question 2

Which THREE of these animals could be part of the woodland food chain which starts with the oak tree? 

CORRECT ANSWER
blue tit
spider
hawk
  • Question 3

Food chains start with a plant and end with the top predator – the animals which eat meat.

Put these organisms in the correct order in the woodland food chain.

 

1   2   3   4   5
CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1
acorn
2
beetle
3
spider
4
blue tit
5
hawk
EDDIE SAYS
acorn → beetle → spider → blue tit → hawk
  • Question 4

Which THREE plants in this list are found in hedgerows?

CORRECT ANSWER
blackberries (brambles)
hawthorn
dandelions
EDDIE SAYS
Hedgerows are very important habitats, providing a variety of food, shelter and places to reproduce for many insects, birds and mammals.
  • Question 5

Identify the THREE animals which are part of a hedgerow food chain.

CORRECT ANSWER
badger
slug
hedgehog
  • Question 6

Order these organisms in the hedgerow food chain.

1   2   3   4
CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1
dandelion
2
slug
3
hedgehog
4
badger
EDDIE SAYS
dandelion → slug → hedgehog → badger
  • Question 7

Which living things start food chains in natural (and garden) ponds and streams. Choose TWO.

CORRECT ANSWER
pond weed
microscopic algae
EDDIE SAYS
Very tiny, microscopic plants, as well as pond weeds we can see support food chains in ponds and streams.
  • Question 8

Which FOUR of these organisms are part of pond food chains? 

CORRECT ANSWER
tadpoles
pond weed
fish
heron
  • Question 9

Here is the pond food chain. What is missing from the start of the food chain? Select an option from the list below.

 

 

_____   tadpole   dragon fly larva   _____   heron
CORRECT ANSWER
pond weed
EDDIE SAYS
Food chains start with a plant!
  • Question 10

In the pond food chain, which one of these animals eats dragon fly larva and is, itself, eaten by the heron?

CORRECT ANSWER
fish
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