Environment Issues
Solar panels can generate solar power from sunlight.

Environment Issues

In KS2, one aspect of geography that is taught is environmental issues, such as global warming or the depletion of the ozone layer, and the problems they are causing to life on Earth.

Environmental issues are the negative aspects of human activity which are causing major problems on Earth, such as the destruction of the rainforests which is causing the atmosphere to warm up. Did you know that many environmental risk factors have been associated with asthma in children? But what can be done to deal with these issues? How can we solve the problems?

This quiz will test how much you know about the damage we are doing to the Earth and how we are trying to put it right.

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  1. How is hydroelectricity produced?
    Water can make turbines go round and these turbines can power generators
  2. Why are the rainforests being chopped down?
    There are many people on Earth and they all need to be fed, so farmers chop down trees to make suitable farmland
  3. What have most governments agreed to do to help stop global warming?
    There are other ways to create electricity, like nuclear power, wind power or hydroelectric power
  4. What type of harmful gases surround the Earth?
    Greenhouse gases are warming the planet up
  5. Which of these is NOT an environmentally-friendly method of producing electricity?
    Coal is a fossil fuel
  6. Which of these human activities is NOT causing global warming?
    Recycling things, like glass, metal or paper, is good for the environment
  7. What is the power produced by the sun called?
    Solar panels generate electricity from the sun's rays
  8. Which of these is NOT due to global warming?
    The Earth will run out of fossil fuels one day but this is because we burn them which causes global warming
  9. What is the ozone layer?
    The ozone layer protects the Earth from too much UV from the sun
  10. Which of these effects does burning fossil fuels have on the environment?
    Fossil fuels cause acid rain and this rain gets into rivers

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