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?
Fill in the blank: An organism that uses energy from the Sun to make its own food is called a .
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 .
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.
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?
Which of these organisms is a consumer?
Fill in the blank: Animals that eat plants are called primary consumers. These animals can also be classified as .