Nitrification: Definition, Cycle & Equation


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Plants and animals need nitrogen to ______.

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1. Nitrogen can enter the ground through ______.

2. Through nitrification, ______, a form of nitrogen, is converted into nitrates.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nitrification is a key process in the development of organisms, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its functions and components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Nitrogen use in plants and animals
  • How nitrogen enters the ground
  • Conversions in nitrification
  • Form into which nitrogen changes during nitrification

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different components of nitrification
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of nitrogen in plants and animals

Additional Learning

To learn more about this process, review the lesson Nitrification: Definition, Cycle & Equation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define nitrification and nitrates
  • Know the function of nitrogen
  • Identify ammonia and know where it's found
  • Review the steps of the nitrification process
  • Understand the process of denitrification