Rate of Decay & Corrosion in Shipwrecks: Factors & Examples


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Which factor in ship decay is the independent variable affecting other factors?

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1. Salinity in the ocean is affected by which of these factors?

2. At what level in the ocean are oxygen levels at a maximum?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Measure your knowledge concerning the rate of decay and corrosion in sunken ships with this quiz and worksheet combo. Among other topics, this convenient multiple-choice quiz requires you to know about the level in the ocean where oxygen levels are at a maximum.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • An independent variable that affects factors in ship decay
  • A factor that affects salinity in the ocean
  • Where oxygen levels are at a maximum in the ocean
  • What water temperature measures
  • Determining where the rate of decay is slowest in shipwrecks from a list of examples

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about salinity in the ocean and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between a factor in ship decay that's an independent variable and other factors
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on rate of decay and corrosion in shipwrecks, like what causes a shipwreck to experience the slowest decay

Additional Learning

Explore this topic further by reviewing the lesson titled Rate of Decay & Corrosion in Shipwrecks: Factors & Examples. Here's a snapshot of what it covers:

  • The most prevalent salt in ocean water
  • How to predict the rate of decay
  • The impact of wave action