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Table 7 

Example justifications from the CR baseline and their associated ratings.

Question
What is the interaction between the producer and the consumer in a food chain? 
 [A] The consumer eats the producer for energy. 
 [B] The consumer does not interact directly with the producer. 
 [C] The producer eats other producers for energy. 
 [D] The producer eats the consumer for energy. 
Rating Example Justification 
Good A primary (1st) consumer eats producers (plants). A secondary (2nd) consumer eats primary consumers. [Barrons SG] 
Half The food chain starts with a producer (a plant) and ends with a decomposer. [Flashcards] 
Topical A herbivore is an organism that depends on plants for most of its food and energy. [Science Dictionary] 
Offtopic When a plate moves suddenly a great amount of energy is released. These waves cause damage… [Virginia SG] 
Question
What is the interaction between the producer and the consumer in a food chain? 
 [A] The consumer eats the producer for energy. 
 [B] The consumer does not interact directly with the producer. 
 [C] The producer eats other producers for energy. 
 [D] The producer eats the consumer for energy. 
Rating Example Justification 
Good A primary (1st) consumer eats producers (plants). A secondary (2nd) consumer eats primary consumers. [Barrons SG] 
Half The food chain starts with a producer (a plant) and ends with a decomposer. [Flashcards] 
Topical A herbivore is an organism that depends on plants for most of its food and energy. [Science Dictionary] 
Offtopic When a plate moves suddenly a great amount of energy is released. These waves cause damage… [Virginia SG] 
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