What is Bioaccumulation? - Definition, Causes & Examples


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Bioaccumulation is the accumulation of _____.

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1. Which of the following is one of the main causes of bioaccumulation?

2. Which of the following is an example of bioaccumulation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study assessments will gauge how much you know about bioaccumulation. Find out by answering quiz questions on key points like a definition of bioaccumulation and a main cause of bioaccumulation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about these topics:

  • Bioaccumulation example
  • A chemical that multiplies as it makes its way up the food chain
  • Examples of a certain type of bioaccumulation

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about bioaccumulation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding one of bioaccumulation's main causes
  • Making connections - use understanding of a process where a chemical makes its way up the food chain and how it's connected to bioaccumulation

Additional Learning

For more on chemical processes, consider the lesson entitled What is Bioaccumulation? - Definition, Causes & Examples. You'll be highlighting these important study topics:

  • The study of bioaccumulation as a biological concept
  • Explanation of the causes of bioaccumulation
  • Bioaccumulation which occurs in our everyday environment