Bioremediation: Microbes Cleaning Up the Environment


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Which of the following statements is FALSE?

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1. Bioaugmentation is

2. Bioremediation is

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of how bioremediation works, what can be used as a bioremediator, and some of the limits of bioremediation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to test your ability to:

  • Explain the process of bioremediation
  • Define bioaugmentation
  • Define bioremediation
  • Identify what can be used as a bioremediator
  • Understand some limits of bioaugmentation

Skills Practiced

These resources can help you develop the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about bioremediation from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as bioaugmentation and bioremediator
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of bioaugmentation to answer questions about the limits of its effects

Additional Learning

To learn more about bioremediation, review the related lesson on Using Bioremediation to Clean Up the Environment. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of bioremediation and bioremediators
  • How bioremediation has been used to clean up oil spills
  • The definition of bioaugmentation
  • Why bioaugmentation works best under certain conditions