The Energy Pyramid of a Tropical Rainforest


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What is the 10% Rule?

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1. A primary consumer is ____.

2. A tertiary consumer _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will gauge your knowledge of an energy pyramid. Topics you will need to understand to get a passing grade on the quiz are a tertiary consumer in the tropical rainforest and the trophic level that gives the most energy from a meal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet and quiz are designed to help you understand:

  • Definition of a primary consumer
  • Trophic level that gives the most energy from a meal
  • The 10% rule
  • Example of a tertiary consumer in a tropical rainforest
  • Meaning of tertiary consumer

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the 10% rule
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a primary consumer is
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding an energy pyramid and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To better understand information about energy pyramids, review the lesson called The Energy Pyramid of a Tropical Rainforest. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify how animals in the rainforest expend a great deal of energy to eat meals
  • Learn about how the energy level relates to the trophic levels of consumers
  • Review the different types of animals that fall under each category of trophic levels within a food web