Soil Erosion: Effects & Prevention


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Which of the following situations is MOST likely to lead to soil erosion?

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1. What can occur at the site of an area that is experiencing soil erosion?

2. Which of the following is NOT an effect of soil erosion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The causes of soil erosion can be natural or man-made. Either way, soil erosion has a negative impact on agriculture and on the environment. Test your understanding of soil erosion and its causes and consequences with this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Causes and effects of soil erosion
  • The term for erosion effects that occur at the site of soil disruption
  • The term for controlling erosion on a slope by cutting the land into flat surfaces
  • A description of crop rotation

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 soil erosion
  • Making connections - understand how soil erosion affects farmers and how farmers can influence or prevent soil erosion
  • Critical thinking - discuss consequences of soil erosion on the agricultural industry and on the environment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding planting techniques that can help prevent soil erosion

Additional Learning

To learn more about soil erosion and its causes and effects, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify causes of soil erosion
  • Differentiate between on-site and off-site effects of soil erosion
  • Understand preventative measures taken against soil erosion
  • Discuss off-site problems such as water pollution