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Ocean Pollution: Types & Impact

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Which of the following is an example of plastic pollution in the ocean?

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1. Which of the following BEST EXPLAINS why humans are ultimately affected by the pollution of the ocean?

2. Which of the following is an example of a heavy metal that can be found in the oceans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our quiz and worksheet contains multiple-choice questions on ocean pollution you can access on any mobile device or computer at your convenience. When you take this quiz, you'll answer questions about how to explain why humans are affected by ocean pollution and the impact of sewage runoff in coral ecosystems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to see if you know:

  • An example of plastic pollution in the ocean
  • How to best explain why humans are affected by ocean pollution
  • A type of heavy metal that can be found in the oceans
  • The impact of sewage runoff in coral ecosystems
  • Which filter-feeding animal is most likely to eat tiny pieces of plastic

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ocean pollution lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a type of heavy metal that can be found in the ocean
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding examples of plastic pollution in the ocean and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Our lesson called Ocean Pollution: Types & Impact is a convenient way to review this information in greater detail. After completing this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify the greatest pollution threat to the ocean
  • Explain how synthetic compounds might enter the ocean
  • Discuss why animals further up the food chain are more likely to suffer toxic side effects from pollution
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