Electric Eels: Habitat & Facts


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1. As a huge fan of electric eels after reading this article, you would love to go see one in person. Which of the following would be the best place to visit to see an electric eel?

2. A friend is finally excited to see a true eel at the aquarium in the new, freshwater electric eel exhibit. However, you notice a mistake in this statement. Which of the following facts do you have to explain to your friend to correct the mistake?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet quickly measures your understanding of electric eels. See if you can explain the lifestyle, habitat and activities of these eels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll make sure you remember:

  • The physical appearance of electric eels
  • Where electric eels can be found
  • The classification of electric eels

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about electric eel behavior in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as electrocytes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what electric eels look like

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about these aquatic creatures, read or watch the lesson titled Electric Eels: Habitat & Facts. It will explain:

  • The purpose of electric eel gills
  • How electric eels hunt
  • The amount of power an electric eel is able to create