Soil Erosion Lesson for Kids


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When something erodes, it _____.

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1. Soil erosion is troubling to farmers because it strips away the _____ that plants like to grow in.

2. _____ is a type of soil erosion that can carve a channel in a field that looks like a dry stream.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this worksheet and quiz test you on what happens when soil erodes, what causes it to do so, and some of the types of erosion that can happen.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions cover:

  • Why soil erosion can often happen on sloping land
  • What is happening when large areas of soil slide downhill in one big piece
  • Which type of erosion causes channels to form

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about what happens when soil erodes
  • Information recall - remember what you read about what we call the kind of erosion that looks like little streams have formed and then gone dry
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to name a kind of erosion that causes problems for farmers

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more, check out the lesson titled, Soil Erosion Lesson for Kids. When you finish, you will be able to:

  • Name some things farmers can do to prevent erosion
  • Describe a natural force other than rain that can cause it
  • Discuss some things people do that make it worse