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Ch 27: AP Environmental Science - Human Impact on the Environment: Tutoring Solution

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The Human Impact on the Environment chapter of this AP Environmental Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning how human beings affect their surroundings. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving the human impact on the environment required in a typical AP Environmental Science course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other AP Environmental Science work.
  • Identify the environmental impact concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP Environmental Science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the human impact on the environment and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding eutrophication, industrial ecology, the IPAT equation or any other environmental impact topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their human impact on the environment unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP Environmental Science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the factors that affect human impact on the environment.
  • Explain how deforestation and desertification lead to declining biological diversity.
  • Discuss the environmental impacts of the Agricultural Revolution and Industrial Revolution.
  • Provide examples of industrial ecology.
  • Explore the different categories of pollution.
  • Examine the human causes of eutrophication.

8 Lessons in Chapter 27: AP Environmental Science - Human Impact on the Environment: Tutoring Solution
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What Is IPAT? - Factors of the Human Impact on the Environment

1. What Is IPAT? - Factors of the Human Impact on the Environment

What do the letters IPAT have to do with the environment? Learn how this four-letter equation helps explain the environmental impact of different variables, including population, affluence, and technology.

Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

2. Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

When trees are lost due to deforestation, the result can be a drier climate and desertification or the transformation of the once fertile land to desert. Learn how deforestation and desertification can lead to a decline in biological diversity.

The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

3. The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Agricultural Revolution was a time of agricultural development that saw many inventions and advancements in farming techniques. Learn about the Agricultural Revolution and how this period impacted society and the environment.

The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

4. The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Industrial Revolution was marked by the introduction of power-driven machinery and ushered in a time of strong economic development. Learn how advancements made during the Industrial Revolution impacted the environment.

Industrial Development of Emerging Nations and the Environment

5. Industrial Development of Emerging Nations and the Environment

Industrial development has brought economic prosperity to a number of less developed countries. Learn about the environmental challenges and risks associated with these newly emerging national economies.

What Is Industrial Ecology? - Definition and Examples

6. What Is Industrial Ecology? - Definition and Examples

Industrial ecology is a young science that studies industrial systems with the goal of finding ways to lessen their environmental impact. Learn how industries are using industrial ecology to reduce the use of natural resources and generate less waste.

Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological

7. Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological

Pollution is the presence of unwanted substances in an environment. It is often the result of human interference. Learn about physical, chemical and biological pollutants and see examples of each.

Human Causes of Eutrophication

8. Human Causes of Eutrophication

Eutrophication occurs when a body of water becomes overly enriched with nutrients. While this can happen naturally, accelerated eutrophication is typically the result of human activities. Learn about the human causes of eutrophication.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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