The Desert Energy Pyramid - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is an energy pyramid?

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1. What is the 10% rule?

2. Why are there more cacti and trees in the desert compared to bobcats?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of the energy pyramid of a desert with this printable worksheet and interactive quiz. Assessment items will cover the 10% rule and ask you to classify organisms in an energy pyramid.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Base of the desert energy pyramid
  • 10% rule
  • Population distribution among desert ecosystem species

Skills Practiced

Students will practice the following skills:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what an energy pyramid is
  • Reading Comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on desert ecosystems
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about how the 10% rule dictates population in the desert ecosystem

Additional Learning

Review the lesson, The Desert Energy Pyramid, to learn about that environment's energy pyramid. Objectives covered include:

  • Give examples of producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, and top predators in a hot and dry desert
  • Interpret an energy pyramid
  • Review energy transfer through a desert ecosystem