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Magnification of Toxicants: Persistence, Bioaccumulation & Biological

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What is bioaccumulation?

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1. Referring to the North American birds of prey, why were the eggs so thin?

2. Why was Silent Spring important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will test your knowledge of the kinds of magnification of toxicants. Terms you will need to know to pass the quiz include bioaccumulation, biomagnification, and others included in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on:

  • The definition of bioaccumulation
  • How bioaccumulation affects organisms
  • Facts about biomagnification
  • The importance of 'Silent Spring'
  • Problems with persistent toxicants

Skills Practiced

These assessments will allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting Information- verify that you can read information regarding 'Silent Spring' and interpret it accurately
  • Information Recall-access the knowledge you've gained regarding persistent toxicants
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as biomagnification and bioaccumulation

Additional Learning

Review the related lesson called Magnification of Toxicants: Persistence, Bioaccumulation & Biological for more information. The following objectives are covered:

  • Know what DDT is and its affect on birds of prey
  • Define persistent toxicants
  • Define bioaccumulation, biomagnification, and toxicants
  • Know how 'Silent Spring' addressed pesticides
  • Understand how persistent toxicants affect all living things
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