Watch online video lessons, and learn about the different aspects of environmental science. Take the quizzes that follow each lesson to test your knowledge of introductory environmental science.
Introduction to Environmental Science - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
What is environmental science? Does it focus on all aspects of the environment, like habitats, animals and climates? If you aren't quite sure what it is, then this chapter will help you to figure it out. We have a lesson that explores the field of environmental science completely. You'll understand what this field is and why it is important. You'll also get to discover the scope of the field. Beyond the basic definition of environmental science, you'll watch lessons about conservation, preservation, U.S. environmental history and the roles of scientific evaluation and the scientific method in this field. Some of the other things that you can expect to learn from this chapter include:
The differences between conservation and preservation
A timeline of U.S. environmental history
The steps of scientific evaluation of environmental problems
How the scientific method is applied to solve environmental problems
What is Environmental Science? - Definition and Scope of the Field
Discover the field of environmental science.
What is Conservation and Preservation of the Environment? - Definition & Differences
Study the definitions and differences of conservation and preservation.
U.S. Environmental History: Movements & Timeline
Explore the history of the U.S. when it comes to the environment.
Conservationists vs. Preservationists: Definition & Differences
Examine the differences between conservationists and preservationists.
Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps
Analyze how science is viewed as a process used to solve environmental problems.
The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications
Outline the steps of the scientific method, and discuss the importance when solving environmental problems.
Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Environmental Science
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