How Elements in Water Affect Humans, Animals & the Environment


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Which physical process is part of the water cycle?

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1. Which pollutant is a cumulative poison?

2. Why is drinking lead contaminated water more of a concern for young children?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Contaminants in water can have a negative impact on all life on earth. Use these assessments to test your knowledge of the impact of these elements in water. You will need to understand how pollution affects the food chain, the dangers of drinking lead-contaminated water and other facts included in the lesson to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Physical process of the water cycle
  • How contamination pollutes food chains
  • The dangers of drinking lead-contaminated water
  • NO3- conversion
  • A cumulative poison

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding lead pollution and the dangers of drinking lead-contaminated water
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer a question about food-chain pollution
  • Interpreting Information- verify that you read information regarding a process of the water cycle and interpret it correctly

Additional Practice

To learn more about the impact of elements in water, review the accompanying lesson, How Elements in Water Affect Humans, Animals & the Environment. The objectives covered include:

  • Define potable water
  • Define water pollution
  • Understand lead pollution
  • Know the effects of lead pollution
  • Understand biomagnification
  • Know the effects of nitrate-contaminated water