What is a Food Web? - Definition & Explanation


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Which of the following best defines a food web?

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1. What is the 10 percent rule?

2. Why is being an omnivore the ideal position in a food web in terms of energy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination aims to develop your understanding of the different portions of a food web. The quiz will test you on your knowledge of different consumers, decomposers, and omnivores, among other aspects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet's quiz will test your knowledge on features of the following:

  • Primary consumers
  • 10 percent rule
  • Decomposers
  • Omnivores

Skills Practiced

Using knowledge gained from the worksheet, this questions will quiz you on the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the basics of a food web
  • Making connections -use understanding of the various elements of a food web
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to determine the effects of different aspects of a food web in various situations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the essentials of food webs

Additional Learning

To learn more about food webs and how living organisms obtain energy, study this lesson, which reviews the following topics:

  • Food webs and food chains
  • Producers
  • Photosynthesis
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary consumers
  • 10 percent rule
  • Omnivores and decomposers
  • Energy pyramid