What Is Selenium? - Benefits, Foods & Deficiency Symptoms


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The best source of selenium is which of the following?

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1. How does selenium deficiency present itself?

2. Why is selenium deficiency so rare in the United States?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the element selenium. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes identifying symptoms of selenium deficiency as well as understanding the rarity of this condition within the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The best source of selenium
  • Symptoms of selenium deficiency
  • The rarity of selenium deficiency in the US
  • Uses of selenium in the body
  • Condition(s) resulting from selenium toxicity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on selenium
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding symptoms of selenium deficiency and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the rarity of selenium deficiency within the US
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how your body uses selenium and the condition(s) that arise(s) due to selenium toxicity within the body

Additional Learning

To learn more about the elements, review the accompanying lesson, What is Selenium? - Benefits, Foods & Deficiency Symptoms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe selenium as a micro-nutrient
  • Name three manmade products manufactured with selenium
  • Relate two uses of selenium in our bodies
  • Identify at least three natural sources of selenium in the foods we consume
  • Explain symptoms of selenium deficiency and toxicity