Oceans cover about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, but how much do you really know about them? Test your knowledge below
How many oceans are there on Earth?
1 | Incorrect
2 | Incorrect
3 | Incorrect
4 | Correct
You got it! Although the oceans are all connected, they are broken up into four: the Pacific, the Indian, the Atlantic and the Arctic.
Which ocean is the largest?
Pacific | Correct
That’s right! The Pacific Ocean makes up almost half of all the oceans; it is almost as big as the other three oceans combined.
Indian | Incorrect
Atlantic | Incorrect
Arctic | Incorrect
What percentage of Earth’s water is found in the oceans?
73 | Incorrect
86 | Incorrect
90 | Incorrect
96 | Correct
Correct! Hard to believe, right? That doesn’t leave much for us! Try some of these ideas to help conserve water.
But nobody goes to the beach just to play in the water. I want to build a sand castle! When you visit the beach, what kinds of animals might you see?
Birds | Incorrect
Crabs | Incorrect
Turtles | Incorrect
All of the above | Correct
Of course! Find out how to tell if a beach is healthy…and one clue: a healthy beach is home to loads of cool plants and animals!
When you do jump into the water, you will be joining all kinds of animals, from tiny plankton all the way up to fish the size of a bus. What is the world’s largest fish?
Whale Sharks | Correct
Yep! But don’t get too excited; you probably won’t run into one. Whale sharks are very hard to find! Learn more about these gentle giants.
Great White Shark | Incorrect
Seahorse | Incorrect
Barracuda | Incorrect
Great job! Now, are you ready to dive in? Whether you live near the ocean or not, there are a lot of things you can do to learn more and help our oceans.
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