Light Pollution: Definition, Causes & Effects


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Which of the following is a source of light pollution?

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1. How does light pollution cause a decrease in safety?

2. According to the International Dark-Sky Association, how much of the world is affected by skyglow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The multiple-choice quiz and worksheet help you test your understanding of light pollution. The causes and effects of this type of pollution are covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can gauge your knowledge of:

  • How much of the world is affected by skyglow, according to the International Dark-Sky Association
  • How light pollution causes a decrease in safety
  • A source of light pollution
  • An example of clutter from light pollution

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what you can and cannot see when looking at the night sky in the city
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on light pollution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes and effects of light pollution

Additional Learning

Learn more about this form of pollution by using the lesson called Light Pollution: Definition, Causes & Effects. Use this lesson to:

  • Define light pollution
  • Understand why light pollution develops
  • Review light pollution examples
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