Intertidal Zone: Definition, Characteristics & Facts


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What are the upper and lower limits of the ocean zone known as the intertidal zone?

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1. Which organisms are commonly found in the intertidal zone?

2. The intertidal zone is host to a huge variety of different organisms. This leads the intertidal zone to be considered very _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Walking down the beach at low tide, visitors may be more aware of treasures in the sand than they are of the surrounding environment. This quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of the unique and biodiverse environment known as the intertidal zone.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test the following information:

  • Ocean zone limits
  • Organisms found in the intertidal zone
  • Causes of intertidal change

Skills Practiced

Students will gain practice in these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on intertidal zones
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as upper and lower ocean zone limits
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of intertidal zones

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Intertidal Zone: Definition, Characteristics & Facts to learn more about these highly dynamic environments. The following objectives are contained in this lesson, quiz and worksheet:

  • Identify upper and lower limits of intertidal zones
  • Discuss lifeforms and their relationship to intertidal zones
  • Explore adaptations of intertidal zone lifeforms