Desertification Caused by Human Activity

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What occurs when an area of land becomes desertified?

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1. What is the value of vegetation to habitats around the globe?

2. Which of the following is NOT a human activity that causes desertification?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will check your knowledge of the process of desertification and human activities that set the process in motion. You'll also need to answer questions about efforts to reverse and prevent desertification in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you can correctly answer questions on the following:

  • The process of desertification
  • Benefits vegetation contributes to land and habitats
  • Human causes of desertification
  • The term for clearing a forest
  • The global effort to prevent desertification

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on human-caused desertification
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main ideas, such as desertification and vegetation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of vegetation in a habitat

Additional Learning

Explore the accompanying lesson for more information on this issue. This lesson, which is titled Desertification Caused by Human Activity, covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of the top layer of soil
  • Examine the results of desertification
  • Understand that desertification cannot be naturally reversed
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