The Effects of Deposition on Shoreline Features


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Which of the following best describes deposition?

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1. What is the term used to describe the process by which sand and sediment is transported along the coast?

2. Spits and Baymouth Bars are similar in all of the following ways, except:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sediment deposited onto the shoreline by waves creates new features. Review and test your knowledge of these features with this quiz and worksheet. For the assessment, you will need to know the elongated landform that sometimes ends in a hook and a shoreline feature provides protection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Describe deposition
  • The movement of sand and sediment along the coast
  • Identify shoreline features created as a result of deposition
  • Name a shoreline structure that is also an effective boundary

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 the impact of deposition on shoreline features
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about deposition and its effects on the shoreline
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding shoreline features and recall the terms for the quiz

Additional Learning

To learn more about the impact of deposition on shoreline features, review the accompanying lesson called The Effects of Deposition on Shoreline Features. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Detail what beach sand is and how it is created
  • Learn about baymouth bars and headlands
  • Understand wave refraction and learn about the energy carried by waves