What is Biomagnification? - Definition & Examples

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How does biomagnification put a top predator at a disadvantage?

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1. Historically, _____ caused problems for birds because it made their eggs _____.

2. Why are microplastics problematic?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This combination of a quiz and worksheet tests your understanding of the process of biomagnification. The questions of the quiz ask how biomagnification puts top predators at a disadvantage, and the different concerns involved with biomagnification.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

You can see how well you know the material of the lesson with questions on the topics listed here:

  • What causes problems for the eggs of birds
  • The problems with microplastics
  • Why women are advised to not eat fish while pregnant
  • Items that would and would not be a biomagnification concern

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about things that would biomagnify
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can name the substance that causes problems for birds' eggs, and what happens to the eggs
  • Making connections - use what you've learned about biomagnification to explain why women are told to not eat fish during pregnancy

Additional Learning

For more on this subject, check out the lesson titled What is Biomagnification? - Definition & Examples. With this in hand, you can look into the extra material profiled below:

  • A definition of biomagnification
  • PCBs and PAHs
  • Defining microplastics
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