Oceans: Facts & Information


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How much of the Earth is covered by the oceans?

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1. The combination of which two physical factors influences thermohaline circulation in the ocean?

2. What zone of the ocean do most primary producers live in?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your understanding of oceans and the characteristics they possess. You will be asked about oceans that most primary producers live in and the percentage of oceans that cover the world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to review:

  • Primary producers
  • Salinity of ocean water
  • An important factor that makes the ocean bottom suitable for life
  • Physical factors that influence thermohaline circulation

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the ocean zone that most primary producers live in and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the salinity of ocean water
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the percentage of the Earth that's covered by oceans in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about oceans, check out the lesson named, Oceans: Facts & Information. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the different oceans in the world
  • Relate the name of the ocean in its entirety
  • Examine physical properties of the ocean
  • Define thermohaline circulation