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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Ecology Questions

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Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
Imagine that pollution caused all of the plants in an aquatic food chain to die. Would this affect the population of the largest fish?
  1. Yes, because the largest fish need to eat plants to supplement their diet.
  2. Yes, because all the food energy in the chain comes through the plants.
  3. No, because the largest fish are big enough to survive a change in the ecosystem.
  4. No, because only the smallest fish depend on the plants for survival.
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
A food chain begins when
  1. an animal eats another animal.
  2. an animal eats a green plant.
  3. a plant eats an insect.
  4. an animal eats the remains of a dead tree.
Grade 5 Communities, Populations, and Ecosystems
Which will most likely happen when someone comes and destroys an animal's ecosystem?
  1. the animal stays there
  2. the animal finds a new place to live
  3. the animal lives on water
  4. the animal gets revenge
Grade 5 Communities, Populations, and Ecosystems
The movement of organisms in the environment is called                .
  1. Locomotion
  2. Circulation
  3. Digestion
  4. Agitation
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
A carnivore is an animal that only eats meat.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
Food webs illustrate
  1. that energy passes from organism to organism.
  2. where animals live.
  3. the difference in spiders.
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
Which best describes the role of a producer in an ecosystem?
  1. A producer supplies light for the consumers in the ecosystem.
  2. A producer supplies water for the consumers in the ecosystem.
  3. A producer supplies oxygen for the consumers in the ecosystem.
  4. A producer supplies energy for the consumers in the ecosystem.
Grade 5 Conservation and Biodiversity
Which of the following does not maintain biodiversity?
  1. growing a variety of plants on a farm
  2. protecting all the species in an ecosystem
  3. protecting the habitats in an ecosystem
  4. removing an important predator from the ecosystem
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
The sequence of organisms through which the energy flows is called a                .
  1. food chain
  2. food web
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
               break down dead plants and animals.
  1. decomposers
  2. producers
  3. consumers
  4. prey
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
A                 consumer eats primary consumers.
  1. producer
  2. secondary
  3. decomposer
  4. tertiary
Grade 5 Biomes
What is the biome that has:
-year-round rain and warm temperatures
-soil that is poor in nutrients
-many different types of organisms?
  1. tropical rainforest
  2. taiga
  3. hot desert
  4. prairie grassland
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
“Nature’s recyclers” are referred to as                .
  1. decomposers
  2. consumer
  3. producer
  4. predator
Grade 5 Biomes
What is the biome that has:
-long, cold winters and short, cold summers
-mostly small plants
-soil that is frozen year-round?
  1. temperate deciduous forest
  2. tropical rainforest
  3. cold desert
  4. tundra
Grade 5 Biomes
What is the biome that has:
-hot summers and cool winters
-a medium amount of rain
-soil that is rich in nutrients?
  1. prairie grassland
  2. hot desert
  3. tropical rainforest
  4. taiga
Grade 5 Biotic and Abiotic
Biotic means nonliving while abiotic means living.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
brown seaweed -> queen conch -> Caribbean lobster -> Caribbean reef shark

The Caribbean reef shark is a carnivore. Why?
  1. It eats a consumer.
  2. It eats a producer.
  3. It's a decomposer.
  4. It eats both plants and animals.
Grade 5 Biomes
What is the biome that has:
-warm, wet summers and cold, wet winters
-soil that is rich in nutrients
-only a few types of trees?
  1. savanna grassland
  2. tropical rainforest
  3. temperate deciduous forest
  4. cold desert
Grade 5 Food Chains and Webs
A                 consumer is the animal at the top of a food chain.
  1. primary
  2. secondary
  3. tertiary
  4. top
Grade 5 Biomes
What is the biome that has:
-a small amount of rain
-dry, thin soil
-many different types of organisms?
  1. hot desert
  2. tropical rainforest
  3. tundra
  4. temperate deciduous forest
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