What Is Eutrophication? - Definition, Causes & Effects


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What is the main cause of eutrophication?

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1. Eutrophication is less likely to occur in areas that

2. Which is NOT a negative effect of hypoxia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Eutrophication occurs when an aquatic system is inundated with too many nutrients, disrupting the natural harmony of the environment. This process has numerous potential causes and effects. This quiz and worksheet will help determine your comprehension of eutrophication by having you identify different aspects of this process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • Methods to prevent eutrophication
  • Areas where this process isn't as likely to happen
  • How eutrophication works
  • Causes of eutrophication
  • Negative effects of hypoxia

Skills Practiced

Be prepared to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on eutrophication
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding hypoxia
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes and effects of eutrophication

Additional Learning

To learn more, study the accompanying lesson, What is Eutrophication? - Definition, Causes & Effects. This lesson will detail numerous topics, including:

  • Examples of eutrophic environments
  • Human activity and eutrophication
  • Effects of this process
  • Hypoxia and dead zones
  • Prevention