Deforestation: Definition, Causes & Consequences


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Which of the following differentiates between deforestation and clearcutting?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a cause of deforestation?

2. How does deforestation result in increased emission of greenhouse gases?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Deforestation has a lot of negative impacts on the environment, yet it is a continued practice. Assess your understanding of the causes and consequences of deforestation with this worksheet and quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Causes of deforestation
  • Consequences of deforestation

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 lesson on deforestation
  • Making connections - understand how loss of trees affects the water cycle, the soil, and the air quality
  • Critical thinking - discuss how the causes of deforestation should be addressed

Additional Learning

To learn more about deforestation, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define deforestation
  • Differentiate between deforestation and clearcutting
  • Understand causes of deforestation
  • Identify consequences of deforestation like loss of biodiversity
  • Examine how deforestation disrupts the water cycle, increases soil erosion, and increases greenhouse gas emissions