Human Causes of Eutrophication


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Which of the following best describes eutrophication?

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1. Which of the following is an important indicator of the health of a water body and its ability to support a diverse balance of aquatic organisms?

2. Which of the following terms is used to describe explosive growth of algae at or near the surface of the water?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet aims to develop your understanding of the science of eutrophication. The accompanying quiz will test your knowledge on terminology related to water bodies, aquatic organisms, and human interactions with them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on the following:

  • Description of eutrophication
  • Key indicators of a water body's health
  • Explosive algae growth near the water's surface

Skills Practiced

Your study skills relative to this lesson will be quizzed, including your abilities in:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related environmental science lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding aquatic plants
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the process of eutrophication

Additional Learning

To gain more knowledge, review the lesson Human Causes of Eutrophication, which addresses the following topics:

  • Bodies of water
  • Eutrophication
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • Algal blooms
  • Human causes of eutrophication
  • Biochemical oxygen demand