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This unit test / final assessment for a unit on "Humans and the Environment" is an editable test bank of questions that will allow you to make the perfect unit test for your life science or biology students in grades 8 - 12.
There are 51 questions of varying formats on the test: Fill in the blank, multiple choice, matching, and short answer. Answer key is included.
This unit test was written to test the material covered in my Human Impact PowerPoint and Notes Set.
The document contains 51 questions. There are 6 fill in the blank questions, 22 multiple choice questions, 17 matching questions, and 6 short answer questions. Complete and detailed answer key is provided.
This test is appropriate for biology or life science students in grades 8 - 12.
Topics covered in this lesson are:?
• Planet Earth and environmental science.
• A brief history of the human impact on planet Earth: Hunters and gatherers, agriculture, industry, and urban development.
• Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources: Definitions and examples.
• Sustainable development.
• Land resources: The importance of land, land as a renewable resource, composition of soil, human impact on soil, erosion, desertification, good land management.
• Forest resources: The importance of forests as a producer of human goods and services, the ecological role of the forests, renewable forests, nonrenewable forests, old growth forests, deforestation, good management of forests.
• Fishery resources: The importance of fisheries to humans and to the environment, overfishing, fisheries as a renewable resource, aquaculture.
• Air resources: Air quality, smog, the pollutants in smog, the burning of fossil fuels, acid rain.
• Freshwater resources: Water use by humans, how pollutants enter the water supply, the role of nature in the cleaning and purifying of water.
• The Human Influence on the Biosphere: Ozone depletion, rising levels of carbon dioxide, population growth.
• Ozone Depletion: Definition of ozone, importance of ozone in our atmosphere, the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation, how humans are causing the destruction of the ozone, chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's), global regulations of CFC's.
• Increasing Levels of Carbon Dioxide: The role of carbon in the carbon cycle, the addition of too much carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, the danger of rising carbon dioxide levels, global warming, the greenhouse effect.
• Human Population Growth: Estimation of future population size and the effect this will have on our planet.
• Biodiversity: Definition of biodiversity, how biodiversity is measured, the importance of biodiversity, ways biodiversity is lost, extinction, the threat of pollution to biodiversity, keystone species, the use of DDT in the environment, biological magnification, the threat of invasive species.
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