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What Is Salinity? - Definition & Effects

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The salinity of a water body is measured and is found to be 12 ppt. This water body is

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1. Osmoregulators _____ the salt concentration in their bodies, and osmoconformers _____ the salt concentration in their bodies.

2. Which is NOT true about osmosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can test your familiarity with the phenomenon of salinity by using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet. To pass the quiz, you'll need to be familiar with terms that include salt concentration and osmosis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Why mangroves can survive in estuaries
  • What water with a 12 ppt. salt concentration describes
  • The nature of osmosis
  • Functions of osmoregulators and osmoconformers
  • Relationship of salinity to global temperature

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related salinity lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of salinity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding salinity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about osmosis and osmoregulators

Additional Learning

To learn more about the nature of salinity, review the accompanying lesson entitled What is Salinity? - Definition & Effects. The lesson deals with the following objectives:

  • Discuss how the amount of salinity is expressed
  • Comment on what affects the range of salinity of seawater
  • Explain why osmosis occurs
  • Talk about why we get thirsty
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