Effect of Humans on Streams


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Which of the following is NOT something humans have had an impact on?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an affect that dams can have on streams?

2. Which of the following is NOT a human source of pollution that can affect streams?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Human activity has had a significant impact on streams, in some cases changing the direction and flow of these waterways, and in other instances polluting the water of streams that are essential elements of an ecosystem. This quiz/worksheet combo will help evaluate your understanding of the different types of behaviors that pose the greatest risks to streams and the potential consequences for the environment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Human impact on the environment
  • The effect of dams
  • Sources of water pollution
  • Ecosystems and the effects of human activity
  • The definition of a dam

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the human impact on streams to identify a way in which humans aren't polluting streams
  • Making connections - examine the different types of land uses and how they affect the health of waterways
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the ways human activity affects the ecosystems based around streams

Additional Learning

To learn more, view the brief but informative lesson called Effect of Humans on Streams. This lesson includes these objectives:

  • Understand the connection between human activity and water resources
  • List some of the major threats to streams
  • Explain the pros and cons of dams
  • Understand how streams affects soil quality
  • Know some of the sources of pollution that affect streams