Causes and Effects of Urban Sprawl - Science Worksheet Printable or Google

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Dynamic Earth Learning
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9th - 12th
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Get a great opening activity for your 9th to 12th grade students: Causes and Effects of Urban Sprawl Reading Material, adjustable to distance learning!

Topics covered include:

  • urban sprawl causes
  • effects of urban sprawl
  • lower land rates
  • improved infrastructure
  • the rise in the standard of living
  • lack of urban planning
  • lower house tax rates
  • the rise in population growth
  • consumer preferences
  • increase in public expenditure
  • increased traffic
  • health issues
  • environmental issues
  • impact on social lives

The reading guide asks several guided questions for note-taking and wraps up with an extension personal opinion essay that requires students to support their viewpoint with information from the article.


This worksheet comes in multiple formats so you can use it in any teaching situation!

- Digital PDF for electronic sharing or easy printing

- Includes link to Google Slide Hyperdoc with fillable fields for students

- Article link is embedded into the guide for quick access

- Answer key provided

Teaching Time

Around 30 minutes with peer sharing

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3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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