Acidophiles: Definition & Example


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What best describes an acidophile?

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1. What is the pH value of an environment where acidophiles are found?

2. Which of the following is a correct source where acidophiles are located?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A member of the larger extremophile family, acidophiles live in extreme environments. Use these assessments to determine what you know about acidophiles. Assessment items will focus on the habitat of acidophiles and the formation of these environments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments on this interesting microorganism, you will be tested on:

  • Source where acidophiles are located
  • Chemical reaction which contributes to acidic environment formation
  • pH value of an environment where acidophiles are found

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the chemical element acidic environments have in common
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on acidophilic organisms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a questions requiring you to identify the description of an acidophile

Additional Learning

This lesson, Acidophiles: Definition & Example, will teach you about acidophilic organisms. Objectives covered include:

  • Know the three domains acidophiles belong to
  • Review the habitats of acidophiles
  • Understand how man-made events create acidic environments