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Producers, Consumers & Decomposers in Ecosystems

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Which type of animal is a plant eater?

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1. What is a secondary consumer?

2. Why are decomposers important in the circle of life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Producers, consumers, and decomposers are part of a constant and consistent energy flow that is present in any ecological system. This quiz and worksheet combination seeks to test your knowledge on this subject by asking questions about pertinent terminology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will need to know definitions including:

  • Secondary consumer
  • Plant-eating animals
  • Decomposers
  • Different groups in food chains

Skills Practiced

You will be given an opportunity to practice these skills as you take the quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ecology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of food chains
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as decomposers and secondary consumers

Additional Learning

Deepen your understanding of these groups through the accompanying lesson on Producers, Consumers & Decomposers in Ecosystems, which will focus on the following terminology:

  • Energy flow
  • Autotrophs
  • Herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores
  • Saprobes
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