Threats to Estuaries: Human Impact & Problems


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Eutrophication occurs from _____.

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1. _____ is the process of making an estuary shallower by overloading it with sediment.

2. Pollutants in estuaries are things such as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study assessments will gauge what you know about estuaries and some of their environmental issues. You'll be quizzed on important study topics that include definitions like eutrophication and the procedure when an estuary is filled with sediment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment requires that you answer questions on the following:

  • Estuary pollutants
  • Impact of rising sea levels on estuaries
  • Challenges regarding estuaries from human activity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on estuaries and specific environmental issues
  • Making connections - understand how human activity affects estuaries
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the pollutants of estuaries
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the effects of rising sea levels and sediment filling on estuaries

Additional Learning

The lesson called Threats to Estuaries: Human Impact & Problems will teach you more about:

  • What estuaries are
  • The way estuaries function as buffer zones
  • Proper balance for estuaries
  • Analysis of estuaries regarding climate change