Worksheet: Human Impact on Earth’s Systems: Pollution

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying the impact that certain human activities causing pollution have in damaging Earth’s systems.

Q1:

Pick one way that humans contribute to land pollution.

  • AConservation
  • BLittering
  • CRecycling

Q2:

Why is it important to conserve water?

  • AAll living things need water to survive.
  • BWater is a refreshing drink.
  • CWe need water to swim.

Q3:

Air pollution affects human’s health. Which of the listed diseases is not caused by air pollution?

Asian boy wearing mouth mask against air pollution
  • ACancer
  • BDiabetes
  • CAsthma

Q4:

Which of the following gases does a car produce?

Carbon dioxide from car - 72 ppi
  • AOxygen
  • BCarbon dioxide
  • CHelium

Q5:

At least 8 million tons of plastic waste enters the ocean each year, causing many animals to die or become sick.

Plastic pollution problem in the sea-Turtle

What type of pollution is shown in the image?

  • AWater
  • BLand
  • CAir

What is the biggest cause of plastic pollution in our oceans?

  • AHuman litter
  • BDiscarded fishing nets
  • CIndustrial waste

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