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The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features

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If you looked at a photo of a beach from 1960 and the same area today, you would notice a striking difference in the shoreline. What is the most likely cause of these changes?

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1. Not every part of a coastal shoreline is impacted to the same extent by the movement of waves. Wave energy has a greater impact on the sides and end of shoreline protrusions such as headlands, leading to greater erosion. What process is occurring to create more erosion in these areas?

2. How can a headland be damaged by the action of waves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What causes coastal erosion? What happens to waves as they approach the shore? This multiple-choice quiz will test you on these and other concepts related to coastal erosion on shoreline features, including vocabulary terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Evaluate how well you understand the following:

  • Main cause of coastal erosion
  • The term for waves bending in shallow shore waters
  • The term for a narrow, projecting strip of land in water
  • Characteristics of a wave-cut platform
  • What remains after a sea arch collapses

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes behind coastal erosion
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how coastal erosion impacts shoreline features
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as wave-cut platform and sea arch

Additional Learning

Keep reading the accompanying lesson, The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features, for further information. This lesson will help you:

  • Define coastal erosion
  • Explore the impact of waves
  • Review structures created by waves
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