Common Health Effects Associated with Minerals


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How do sodium, potassium, and chloride help maintain your blood pressure?

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1. Which of the following minerals help strengthen your bones?

2. Which of the following health effects may occur if you have low levels of iodine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Minerals affect blood pressure, bone health and teeth. This quiz/worksheet combination was designed to check your understanding of which minerals affect different parts of the body, and what happens when there is an imbalance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test you on the following:

  • Which minerals can impact blood pressure
  • Dangers of low iodine
  • Which mineral produces hemoglobin
  • How to prevent dental caries

Skills Practiced

Students will be tested on these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about minerals and their effect on health
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define these main phrases: minerals, osteoporosis, dental caries, anemia, and goiters
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as bone-affecting minerals and teeth-affecting minerals
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of minerals

Additional Learning

Read the lesson on Health Effects Associated with Mineral Consumption to learn more about the role minerals play in maintaining health. This quiz and worksheet will help you understand the following objectives:

  • Definition of minerals and where they are found
  • Effects of minerals on the body
  • Impact of minerals on bone health
  • How minerals affect teeth