Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers Worksheets

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Our free, printable producers, consumers, and decomposers worksheets rejoice at our ecosystem that is so delicately balanced by the presence of organisms that belong to all three types. Producers deserve a pat on their back, for they produce food for themselves and other organisms. The term "consumers" is self-explanatory as these organisms depend on other organisms for food. Decomposers get their food by breaking down the remains of dead animals. This should be enough background information for you to start answering our producers, consumers, and decomposers worksheets pdf.

Our producers, consumers, and decomposers pdfs are ideal for grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5.

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Identifying Producers

Although children in grade 3 and grade 4 will stumble upon producer organisms, such as grapevine for example, a lot as they traverse through this circling producers worksheet, they'll also chance upon organisms that are not producers.

Identifying Producers

Recognizing Consumers

As human beings, we survive by consuming huge quantities of what other organisms produce, and in this way, we are the biggest consumers. Get kids in 3rd grade and 4th grade acquainted with the topic by identifying organisms that are consumers.

Recognizing Consumers

Identifying Decomposers

The energy and matter that organisms leave in their remains when they die are broken down by decomposers. Decomposing is how earthworms, for example, get their everyday energy. Check the organisms that are examples of decomposers.

Identifying Decomposers

Sorting Producers, Consumers, Decomposers | Cut and Glue

This part of our printable producers, consumers, and decomposers worksheets is a sorting activity in the form of a cut and glue pursuit that reveals to the gifted scientists in grade 4 and grade 5 the producer-consumer-decomposer status of many an organism.

Sorting Producers, Consumers, Decomposers | Cut and Glue

Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers | Chart

While the definitions are easy yet comprehensive, the examples are colorful and fun. Let children swot up on a key topic by defining what producers, consumers, and decomposers are and illustrating them using everyday examples.

Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers | Chart

Is It a Producer, Consumer, or Decomposer?

Write against the organisms "producer", "consumer", or "decomposer" after figuring how each gets the energy. Simply stick to the definitions to a tee and find out which is which. With 18 organisms to identify, the learning promise is huge.

Is It a Producer, Consumer, or Decomposer?

Identifying Scavengers

What do you call an animal that feeds on the remains of dead animals? A scavenger, a type of decomposer, consumes the soft tissues of dead animals. Task the 4th grade and 5th grade biologists with circling each scavenger in this pdf.

Identifying Scavengers