Using Hard Stabilization on Shorelines


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Which of the following definitions best describes hard stabilization?

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1. A scientist takes samples from various points along a coastline and discovers that sand and sediment are being transported from one point on the coast to another. Which process explains this observation?

2. A woman walks down a shoreline and notices some structures built at right angles to the shore. She is looking at which of the following hard stabilization structures?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of using hard stabilization to prevent erosion on shorelines. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what hard stabilization and the different structures built to prevent erosion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of hard stabilization
  • The transport of sand and sediment along the coast
  • Stabilization structures
  • Functions of breakwater

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the functions of breakwater and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of stabilization structures
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related hard stabilization lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to keep our shorelines where they are, review the corresponding lesson entitled Using Hard Stabilization on Shorelines. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what coastal erosion is
  • Identify how hard stabilization can prevent erosion
  • Describe the main types of hard stabilization structures
  • Explain how breakwaters differ from seawalls
  • Learn how groins trap sand