What is Thermal Pollution?


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Yellowstone's geysers and hot springs are heated by ___________.

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1. Thermal pollution is the unnatural heating of ____________ by a man-made process.

2. In an example of thermal pollution being viewed as a good effect, Iceland's ______ Lagoon attracts many tourists every year.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When most people think of pollution, they tend to think of something like littering or smog in the atmosphere. But there is another kind of pollution called thermal pollution, which this worksheet and quiz will go over. After you've read the lesson, use the quiz questions to test your understanding of points such as the causes and effects of thermal pollution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The heating sources of famous geysers
  • How thermal pollution occurs
  • Positive examples of thermal pollution
  • Additional effects of thermal pollution

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can recall the basic information from the lesson on the definition and causes of thermal pollution
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you understand the different effects of thermal pollution
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of thermal pollution to identify key elements of the process and various examples of it

Additional Learning

Go over some more facts on thermal pollution with the attached lesson called What is Thermal Pollution? This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of thermal pollution
  • What causes thermal pollution
  • Thermal pollution effects
  • Various examples from around the world