What is Algae? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples


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Which of the following statements about algae is TRUE?

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1. Most algae is best described as:

2. Algal blooms are dangerous to humans because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Algae' is the term given to a large and diverse group of organisms that tend to be found in watery areas. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of algae. Some things you'll be assessed on include true statements about algae, the characteristics of most algae, and why algal blooms are dangerous to humans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Characteristics of most algae
  • Why algal blooms are dangerous to humans
  • Unique compound that comprises the cell walls of diatoms
  • Characteristics that differentiate algae from plants

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding algae
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of algae
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on algal blooms and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about algae, review the accompanying lesson called What is Algae? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition of algae
  • Chlorophyll a
  • Phytoplankton
  • Examples of algal groups

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