The 10% Energy Rule in a Food Chain


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What trophic level does each food chain and energy pyramid start with?

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1. Based on the information given in the lesson and in the illustration what else could you call a carnivore?

2. Plants don't hunt for their food, _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your ability to understand the 10% energy rule with the assessment tools. The quiz questions will test your understanding of the original source of energy and what is meant by the saying 'an expensive meal'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will evaluate you on:

  • Reason why plants don't hunt for food
  • Base of food chains and energy pyramids
  • Original source of energy in an energy pyramid
  • Another name for a carnivore

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz give you the opportunity to practice:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why plants don't hunt for food
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about another name for a carnivore
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the 10% energy rule and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To review material in relation to energy and how it relates to food chains, read through the lesson called The 10% Energy Rule in a Food Chain. The lesson will assist you to:

  • Identify what the 10% rule is and how it relates to energy
  • Recall the proper order of the energy pyramid
  • Learn about how a food chain is similar to an energy pyramid