Children’s Environment Quizzes

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Welcome to our collection of free Children’s Environment Quizzes that are not just fun, educational and informative but they also help kids, teenagers and adults to properly understand the depth of the global impact of human activity and maybe bring about a change in their lifestyles to help protect the future of our beautiful planet. Our collection includes on-line interactive tests along with printable environment quizzes and trivia either in multiple choice format or straightforward eco questions and answers …. and don’t forget to print out the quizzes on environmentally friendly recycled paper!

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Global Warming Worksheet

Our free printable global warming worksheet for children provides a simple introduction to greenhouse gases for kids; it will be most suitable for age 8 to age 12 although teenagers may benefit too. Use it as a classroom or home-school worksheet or maybe as an an environmental quiz sheet. Our second printable (below) focusses on the climate change caused by global warming.

The answers are on the second page of the PDF document.

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Climate Change Worksheet

This free printable climate change worksheet or test sheet attempts to put climate change in perspective. Some children think it is a brand new phenomenon when it has actually been happening for millions of years albeit due to natural events. This sheet compliments our global warming worksheet (above) and easily stimulates further discussion.

The answers can be found on the second page

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Climate Change and Global Warming Quiz

This free printable ‘True or False?’ environment quiz sheet about global warming and climate change has eight questions and is most suitable for age 8 to age 12 although teenagers may learn something too. Use it in conjunction with the two worksheets above or just as a stand-alone quiz sheet. The questions and answers often generate further discussion which is a perfect prompt for further research.

Detailed answers to the quiz are on the second page.

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Global Warming Word Search

Our printable word search quiz sheet for kids provides a quick environment themed classroom task perfect for concluding a study session on global warming or climate change. There are 12 words for children to find including carbon dioxide, fossil fuels and greenhouse gas.

A solution to the word search is included too.

The Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) have a Footprint Calculator which is a free on-line lifestyle survey that estimates your ecological carbon footprint and gives you a comparison against a worldwide average and your own country’s average. It’s a colourful and informative set of questions with plenty of guidance at each stage about the right choices and wrong choices. There are plenty of interesting revelations and comparisons at the end and we were particularly concerned about the carbon footprint from purchasing ‘stuff’ (clothes, gadgets, etc.) that we probably don’t give the same level of consideration as we may to travel and energy usage.

OXFAM’s multiple choice Human Impact on Climate Change Quiz is probably more suited to age 11+ (KS3, KS4, 6th Grade+). It’s key aim is to send the message that countries most impacted by climate change are quite often the least responsible and when trying to reduce poverty across the world it is climate change that can be a consistent obstacle. Each question and answer has a link to an informative web page … we especially like NASA’s explanation of the difference between ‘weather’ and ‘climate’ which is often misunderstood. As they put it, the difference is all about the passing of time … so ‘weather’ is something we experience over a short period of time but the ‘climate’ refers to how our atmosphere’s activities over very long periods of time.

The BBC’s Bitesize learning areas have plenty of environment related quizzes which you’ll find under the ‘Science’ headings in each of the three categories for Primary School (KS1, KS2), Secondary School (KS3/GCSE) and Post 16 (functional skills). There are many multiple choice quizzes available to test young people’s knowledge of ‘The impact of human activity’ on earth and the environment. Example questions include “What is one effect of the human population increasing? The demand for fossil fuels will go down / More waste will be made / The natural environment will change less”. The great thing about this website is that (being primarily a revision aid) it not only tests kids’ knowledge but also provides detailed learning materials on all aspects of the environment.

A quick and easy on-line quiz courtesy of National Geographic has 12 questions which come with concise but detailed and informative answers. Example multiple choice questions include “Which of the following lightbulb types uses the least energy, and therefore results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions? Incandescent / Halogen / Compact Flourescent” and “How long does it take for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to disperse? 1 year / 10 years / 50 years / 100 years”. We’ve also just read (as of Feb 2020) that the narwhal is more at risk of extinction than the polar bear due to warming in the Arctic … but they hardly ever get a mention.