The Distribution of Plants & Animals in Europe


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There are a lot of plants and animals in Europe, but there once were many times the current number. Why is this?

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1. Which parts of Europe have the most wetlands?

2. What parts of Europe would you find the most coniferous trees, like Scots pine, Norway spruce, fir and larch trees?

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The European continent covers an area of roughly 3.9 million square miles. Given this size, it's no surprise that Europe features a diverse array of different plant and animal life. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the flora and fauna found in Europe. Some things you'll be assessed on include the causes of change in plant and animal numbers, the parts of Europe with the most wetlands, and the parts of Europe with the most coniferous trees.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Why plant and animal numbers have dwindled in Europe
  • Part of Europe with the most wetlands
  • Sections of Europe with the most coniferous trees
  • Why the plant and animal life in Europe is so varied
  • Number of mammal species found in Europe

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the plants and animals of Europe
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the dwindling number of plants and animals in Europe
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding wetlands in Europe and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called The Distribution of Plants & Animals in Europe. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore the regions of Europe
  • Name European native animals
  • Tell how many plant species are found in the Mediterranean climate region