Tidal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages


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What mainly causes the rise and fall of tides?

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1. What are two different ways the energy of the tides can be captured?

2. What is a tidal barrage?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tidal energy is a promising renewable energy source, but there are both pros and cons associated with its use. This quiz will test your understanding of what's involved in harnessing tidal energy. Terms you'll be assessed on include tidal barrages as well as the advantages and disadvantages of tidal energy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on

  • Tidal barrages
  • What causes the tides to rise and fall
  • The definition of tidal energy

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 pros and cons of tidal energy use
  • Making connections - understand the relationship of the Earth and the Moon in creating tidal energy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read about the advantages and disadvantages of tidal energy and interpret the information correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about tidal energy, review the accompanying lesson Tidal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how the rise and fall of the tides create tidal energy
  • Understand how tidal energy sources are affected in both a positive and negative manner by various factors
  • Know the differences between a tidal turbine and a tidal barrage