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TRMS Energy Flow

Energy Flow in an Ecosystem

QuestionAnswer
What do you call organisms that can make their own food from sunlight? Producer/Autotroph
What do you call an organism that cannot make its own food? Consumer/Heterotroph
The first organism in a food chain is always a ______. Producer
What do you call an organism that eats both plants and animals? Omnivore
What do you call an organism that eats dead plants and animals? Scavenger
What do you call organisms that break down dead organisms and return the nutrients to the soil? Decomposer
What do you call organisms that eat primary or first-level consumers? Second-level consumer
What do you call the triangular diagram that shows an ecosystems loss of energy? Energy Pyramid
Which part of the energy pyramid contains the most available amount of energy from the sun? The producer level.
What do you call a diagram that shows a series of overlapping food chains? Food Web
What do you call the energy flow through various stages as a result of the feeding patterns in a series of organisms? Food Chain
What do you call organisms that eat secondary or second-level consumers? Tertiary consumer/Third Level consumer
In an energy pyramid how much energy is passed from one level to the next level? 10%
In an energy pyramid how much energy is lost from one level to the next level? 90%
What happens to the energy that is lost in an ecosystem? Heat energy
What do you call organisms that no longer exist? Extinct
What do you call organisms that are so important that if they no longer exists the ecosystem would collapse? Keystone
What do you call organisms that may become extinct in the near future? Endangered
What do you call organisms that are likely to become endangered in the near future? Threatened
What do arrows in a food chain show? It shows the flow of energy from the organism that was eaten to the organism that is doing the eating.
What is the original source of energy for all living things? The sun
Herbivores, Carnivores, and Omnivores are all what kind of organisms? Consumers
Created by: Sharon_Jenkins