What Are Wetlands? - Definition & Types


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What are four types of wetlands?

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1. Wetlands are

2. Marshes can be

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of the various types of wetlands. Quiz topics include the characteristics of marshes and the main difference between fens and bogs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Four types of wetlands
  • Water in marshes
  • Types of wetlands found only in northern regions

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different types of wetlands
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast key topics like fens and bogs
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to identify how wetlands are created

Additional Learning

For more on this subject, review the lesson titled What Are Wetlands? - Definition & Types. Upon successful completion of the lesson, you'll have achieved these objectives:

  • Define key words such as freshwater, brackish, and saline
  • Differentiate between tidal and non-tidal marshes
  • Know the characteristics of each of the four types of wetlands