Drought Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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What is a drought?

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1. How do droughts cause hunger?

2. What is NOT a way to participate in drought mitigation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You may have read books about people living in times of drought. Take this quiz/worksheet to test your knowledge of how droughts affect people.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz you will answer questions about:

  • What a drought is
  • How it affects hunger
  • Reducing the effects of droughts
  • What happens to trees during a drought
  • The drought that took place in the U.S. in 2016

Skills Practiced

To complete this assessment you will need to use these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - remember the most important information from the lesson about droughts
  • Defining key concepts - define key words, such as drought
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of what a drought is to understand how it can affect food supplies

Additional Learning

With this quiz comes a lesson you can study to improve your understanding of droughts. This lesson, Drought Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts, will cover the topics of the quiz and:

  • The worst drought in U.S. history
  • The 'Dust Bowl'
  • Health risks during droughts