Autotrophs and Heterotrophs


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Put the following possible members of the food chain in the correct order.

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1. Which of the following are most likely heterotrophs?

2. Which of the following uses photosynthesis to produce food?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The difference between autotrophs and heterotrophs is explained in this quiz and worksheet. Practice questions will test your comprehension of this difference, as well as your understanding of the food chain.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll be tested over your knowledge of:

  • The difference between autotrophs and heterotrophs
  • The definition of photosynthesis
  • Examples of autotrophs and heterotrophs
  • The order of the food chain

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on autotrophs and heterotrophs
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as autotrophs, heterotrophs, and photosynthesis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the food chain

Additional Learning

To find out more about this subject, view our engaging video and corresponding lesson transcript. The lesson, entitled Autotrophs and Heterotrophs, covers the following topics:

  • The difference between autotrophs and heterotrophs
  • Where autotrophs and heterotrophs lie on the food chain
  • The definition of photosynthesis
  • Producers versus consumers
  • Types of heterotrophs, including decomposers, herbivores, and carnivores