Ch 20: AP Environmental Science - Food and Agricultural Resources: Tutoring Solution

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The Food and Agricultural Resources chapter of this AP Environmental Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the types and problems of agriculture. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving food and agricultural resources required in a typical AP Environmental Science course.

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  • Struggle with understanding genetic engineering, malnutrition, sustainable agriculture or any other food and agricultural topic
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Learning Objectives

  • Explain the causes of over-nutrition and under-nutrition.
  • Learn how to prevent food insecurity.
  • Take a look at different types of agriculture.
  • Describe the problems associated with agriculture.
  • Discuss the environmental impacts of industrialized agriculture.
  • Explore the benefits of the green revolution.
  • Explain the benefits of genetic engineering.
  • Differentiate between narrow-spectrum and broad-spectrum pesticides.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of pesticide use.
  • Discuss alternative pest control methods.

13 Lessons in Chapter 20: AP Environmental Science - Food and Agricultural Resources: Tutoring Solution
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Malnutrition: Causes of Over-nutrition and Under-nutrition & Most Affected Regions

1. Malnutrition: Causes of Over-nutrition and Under-nutrition & Most Affected Regions

People tend to consider malnutrition a situation in which one does not get enough nutrients, but this is not always the case. Learn the causes of two different types of malnutrition, including under- and over-nutrition, and discover the regions of the world that are the most affected.

What Is Food Insecurity? - Definition, Impact & Prevention Efforts

2. What Is Food Insecurity? - Definition, Impact & Prevention Efforts

Not everyone lives in a situation that enables them to consume appropriate amounts of healthy foods everyday. Learn about food insecurity, including its definition, causes, and impacts. Understand prevention efforts and how these combat food insecurity.

Types of Agriculture: Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture

3. Types of Agriculture: Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture

Understand the methods, goals, and importance of the two types of agriculture, namely industrial agriculture and subsistence agriculture. Explore the three kinds of subsistence agriculture and where each method is practiced, and learn how to differentiate between monoculture and polyculture farming techniques.

Problems in Agriculture: Loss of Land and Decreased Varieties

4. Problems in Agriculture: Loss of Land and Decreased Varieties

Learn about agriculture, the science of farming to raise animals and grow plants used in the production of food and other products, such as leather. Explore problems faced by farmers, including loss of land and decreased varieties of animals and plants produced. Understand how these problems impact the production of food and other farm products.

Land Degradation and Habitat Fragmentation: The Environmental Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture

5. Land Degradation and Habitat Fragmentation: The Environmental Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture

As the world's population continues to grow, non-traditional approaches to farming have become common in an effort to support larger numbers of people. Learn about the impacts of industrialized agriculture, and contrast its benefits to the food supply with its negative effects on the environment, such as land degradation and habitat fragmentation.

What Is the Green Revolution? - Definition, Benefits, and Issues

6. What Is the Green Revolution? - Definition, Benefits, and Issues

The Green Revolution is the period when agricultural productivity skyrocketed due to new technologies being introduced. Learn the definition of different concepts related to the Green Revolution and the benefits and issues brought by the revolution.

Land Conservation: Criteria For Evaluation of Land and Most Endangered Lands in the US

7. Land Conservation: Criteria For Evaluation of Land and Most Endangered Lands in the US

A field for farming and a natural forest are connected in a large variety of ways. Uncover the overlap between these two ecosystems, learn the criteria used to determine whether or not an ecosystem is considered to be endangered, and find out which three ecosystems are identified as being the most under-protected within the United States.

What Is Sustainable Agriculture? - Definition, Benefits and Issues

8. What Is Sustainable Agriculture? - Definition, Benefits and Issues

Sustainable agricultural practices produce crops and livestock while protecting the environment. Learn the definition of sustainable agriculture, then explore its benefits and issues.

What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition, Benefits & Issues

9. What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition, Benefits & Issues

Genetic engineering is when an organism's genetic makeup is altered to create GMOs. Explore the definitions, benefits, and issues associated with genetic engineering. Plus, discover the effects of genetic engineering on agriculture in this lesson.

What Are Pesticides? - Definition and Difference Between Narrow-Spectrum & Broad-Spectrum

10. What Are Pesticides? - Definition and Difference Between Narrow-Spectrum & Broad-Spectrum

Learn the purpose of various pesticides such as insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and herbicides, along with their negative effects. Differentiate between narrow-spectrum and broad-spectrum pesticides and identify examples of each coverage range.

Use of Pesticides: Benefits and Problems Associated with Pesticides

11. Use of Pesticides: Benefits and Problems Associated with Pesticides

Every year, farmers across America use pesticides to manage the population of pests that are responsible for the destruction of approximately 37% of all crops in the United States. Learn about common uses, benefits, and problems associated with pesticide use in the U.S.

Alternative Pest Control Methods for Agricultural Use

12. Alternative Pest Control Methods for Agricultural Use

Alternative pest control methods for agriculture can reduce pesticide use. Explore alternative pest control methods such as biological control, natural chemical control, genetic control, and integrated pest management in this lesson.

Crop Yield: Definition & Consequences

13. Crop Yield: Definition & Consequences

Crop yield is the measure of crop produced per area of land. It's an important metric to understand because it helps us understand food security and also explains why your tomatoes can cost more one year and then less the following year.

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