A Prairie Food Chain by Harcourt Achieve Inc

A Prairie Food Chain Worksheet

The picture shows two food chains in a prairie community. Study it and then complete the statements below.

  1. The _________________________ are producers.
  2. The gophers and grasshoppers are _________ consumers.
  3. Mice are eaten by _________.
  4. Owls eat _________.
  5. Suppose all the prairie grasses were killed off. Then the grasshoppers ________.
  6. Suppose all the owls were killed off. Then the number of gophers _________.
  7. The organisms that are decomposers are ______________________.
  8. Coyotes are ____________________ consumers.

WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity

Sample PDF Activity

Food chains are made up of producers, consumers, and decomposers. Two or more food chains can be linked together by a common producer. Linked food chains are called food webs.

Answer Key – A Prairie Food Chain

Answer Key

  1. prairie grasses
  2. consumer
  3. coyotes
  4. gophers
  5. might starve
  6. might increase
  7. the bacteria
  8. consumer

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