Predator in Ecosystems: Definition & Explanation


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What is a predator?

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1. Where do predators fall in a food chain?

2. Why are predators, like the polar bear, always at the top of a food chain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What defines a predator and what are some examples of predators? You will need to be familiar with these topics in order to answer the questions presented on this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Through these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What a predator is
  • The term used to describe predators' place on the food chain
  • Why predators fall where they do on the food chain
  • Adaptations made by large predators
  • The reason why ladybugs are important predators

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding what predators are and how they affect their ecosystems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ladybugs as an example of a predator
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the physical characteristics of many predators

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called, Predator in Ecosystems: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term 'prey'
  • Relate additional characteristics of predators
  • Identify types of predators
  • Note what each type of predator preys on