What is El Nino? - Definition & Effects


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El Niño is caused by a warming of water in which body of water?

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1. How much of an average temperature change is needed for there to be El Niño?

2. During El Niño, which area experiences drought?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the effects of El Nino. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the minimum temperature change required for El Nino.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Causes of El Nino
  • Droughts during El Nino
  • El Nino's pattern

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 lesson on the effects of El Nino
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the counterpart to El Nino
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ocean water warming associated with El Nino

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson What is El Nino? - Definition & Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify characteristics of El Nino
  • Know the two main effects resulting from the weather pattern
  • Recognize scientific efforts to predict El Nino