From Highways to Canals: How Transportation Infrastructure Affects Ecosystems


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What is the appropriate definition of transportation?

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1. Which of the following in not a form of transportation infrastructure?

2. Which of the following is a way that transportation infrastructure impacts ecosystems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Highway and canal transportation have sometimes big impacts on the existing ecosystems and you will understand these impacts better after using these practice assessments. The questions cover information to test how well you know transportation, infrastructure, and their effects on the natural ecosystem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessments to verify you understand:

  • The definition of transportation
  • The definition of infrastructure
  • The impacts of transportation and infrastructure on ecosystems
  • The characteristics of habitat fragmentation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the impacts of transportation on ecosystems and how to minimize that impact
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define terms, such as transportation and infrastructure
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of transportation and infrastructure to better understand their effects on ecosystems

Additional Learning

For further understanding of this subject, feel free to review the lesson titled From Highways to Canals: How Transportation Infrastructure Affects Ecosystems. This lesson also aims to help you:

  • Define the types of transportation and infrastructure, and their impacts
  • Understand the impacts and how to minimize them
  • Define habitat fragmentation and its effects
  • Understand the purpose of wildlife corridors in a developing area