Great Lakes Water Issues: Pollution & Invasive Species

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Pollution from an industrial plant that pumps waste directly into the water would be called _____ pollution.

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1. How is ballast water a contributor to the presence of invasive species in the Great Lakes?

2. What is an effect of water pollution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How does pollution affect the Great Lakes? What invasive species are affecting these waters? This is some of the information you will need to know when you use this quiz/worksheet assessment tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will do well on this quiz if you are able to:

  • Identify the type of pollution that comes from an industrial plant and is pumped directly into the water
  • Explain how ballast water contributes to the presence of invasive species in the Great Lakes
  • Recognize an effect(s) of water pollution
  • Name a parasitic invasive species that is affecting fish populations in the Great Lakes
  • State what threat to the Great Lakes was addressed by the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) of 1972

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as a specific invasive species found in the Great Lakes
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the contribution of ballast water to the presence of invasive species in the Great Lakes and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the GLWQA of 1972
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about water pollution

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Great Lakes Water Issues: Pollution & Invasive Species gives you the opportunity to learn more about this topic. Details discussed in this lesson include:

  • How many lakes make up the Great Lakes and how many square miles they cover
  • What sources of pollution affect the Great Lakes
  • Why some non-native species can cause problems
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