Lesson Worksheet: Producers and Consumers in Ecosystems Science • 5th Grade

In this worksheet, we will practice defining and identifying producers and consumers and describing their importance in ecosystems.


Which of these organisms is a producer?

  • A
    Flock of Pink Caribbean flamingos in water
  • B
  • C
     Green leaves of Monstera philodendron plant growing in wild


Fill in the blank: An organism that uses energy from the Sun to make its own food is called a .

  • Aconsumer
  • Bproducer


Which of the following is the definition of a consumer?

  • AAn organism that cannot produce its own food and so must feed on other organisms
  • BAn organism that uses energy from the Sun to make its own food
  • CAn organism that gets its energy from feeding on dead organisms


Fill in the blank: Animals are often classified as carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores. All three of these groups are .

  • Aproducers
  • Bconsumers


Fill in the blank: Some consumers eat producers directly and some consumers eat other consumers. If the producers did not exist, matter and energy would .

  • Astill be available for all consumers
  • Bnot be available for any consumer at all


Select if this statement is true or false: Producers are important for all organisms in an ecosystem.

  • AFalse
  • BTrue


Which of these is the term for an animal that typically eats other animals but not plants?

  • AA carnivore
  • BAn omnivore
  • CA herbivore


Black bears eat many different foods, including berries, grasses, fish, and insects.


Are black bears carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores?

  • AOmnivores
  • BHerbivores
  • CCarnivores


Which of these organisms is a consumer?

  • A
    green oak tree 72 DPI
  • B
    Orchid bouquet with a beautiful bokeh 72 DPI
  • C
    Siberian tiger 72 DPI


Fill in the blank: Animals that eat plants are called primary consumers. These animals can also be classified as .

Animals eat plants
  • Adecomposers
  • Bherbivores
  • Ccarnivores

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