What is Environmental Science? - Definition and Scope of the Field


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How many main goals of environmental science are there?

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1. Jane is studying the effects of acid rain on Mt. Rushmore. She collects rainwater in the area for sampling. Jane is most likely:

2. Which of the following fields are incorporated into environmental science?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of environmental science. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the number of main goals that exist in environmental science as well as knowing various terms associated with environmental science.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Number of main goals in environmental science
  • Term and definition associated with environmental science
  • Fields of environmental science
  • Types of renewable natural resources
  • Differences between environmentalists and environmental scientists

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the goals of environmental science
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on environmental science
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as environmentalist and environmental scientist

Additional Learning

To learn more about what environmental science involves, review the corresponding lesson called, What is Environmental Science? Definition and Scope of the Field. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what environmental science is
  • Know the importance of environmental science to our natural resources
  • Describe the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources
  • Identify the natural and social sciences and humanities integrated in environmental science
  • Define and list ecosystem services