How Humans Manage and Interact with Coastlines


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What is the most direct way that beachgoers damage coastlines?

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1. What do sand dunes do?

2. Which best described the waste management approach of many cities near the water in years past?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You probably know a lot about the land, and a lot about the water, but you may not spend much time thinking about what lies between. This assessment will measure your understanding about the Earth's coastlines, and specifically how they relate to humans. Points you'll be tested on include the characteristics of different coastline aspects and relevant natural processes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • How humans damage coastlines
  • Characteristics and functions of sand dunes
  • How cities dispose of waste
  • Delicate natural processes that take place on coastlines
  • How coastal communities can prevent erosion

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through the assessment questions to check your recollection of relevant information on coastlines and human activity
  • Making connections - draw from your understanding of the topic to make the connections between components of coastlines, natural processes related to coastlines, and human activity
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to answer the assessment questions on preventing erosion

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this topic, go through the associated lesson called How Humans Manage and Interact with Coastlines. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The relationship between humans and coastlines
  • Characteristics of beaches
  • The function of sand dunes
  • The effect of cities
  • Coastal erosion and humans