What is a Watershed? - Definition, Facts & Protection


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Which of the following is a definition of a watershed?

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1. Which of the following statements is not true?

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your knowledge of the function of watersheds with this quiz and worksheet. The questions will ask you to identify true statements about watersheds and understand how human activities affect the quality of our water.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Select the definition for watershed
  • Understand how watersheds have been impacted by human behavior
  • Identify the factors that influence the speed that water moves through a watershed
  • List actions that help protect watersheds

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related environmental science lesson
  • Critical thinking - discuss the importance of human activity in relation to watersheds
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of a watershed and the process of rainwater reaching the ocean

Additional Learning

To learn more about watersheds, review the accompanying lesson titled What is a Watershed? - Definition, Facts & Protection. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the journey of a rain drop
  • Define what a watershed is and its function
  • Identify the large watersheds of North America
  • Describe how all water eventually makes its way to an ocean
  • List human activities that can cause watershed pollution