Ch 22: AP Environmental Science - Mining & Fishing: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Mining and Fishing chapter of this AP Environmental Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the earth's mineral and fish resources. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving mining and fishing required in a typical AP Environmental Science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP Environmental Science work.
  • Identify the mining and fishing concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • 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 mining and fishing and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding aquaculture, earth's materials, global mineral reserves, or any other mining and fishing 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 mining and fishing 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

  • Explain how different fishing techniques affect ecosystems.
  • Discuss the problems associated with overfishing.
  • Describe the environmental effects of aquaculture.
  • Look at examples of fishing treaties and laws.
  • Learn about the economic implications of global mineral reserves.
  • Examine mining regulations and laws.

11 Lessons in Chapter 22: AP Environmental Science - Mining & Fishing: Tutoring Solution
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Overfishing: Problems, Statistics, and Solutions

1. Overfishing: Problems, Statistics, and Solutions

Overfishing, catching more fish than are naturally produced, can lead to the long-term destruction of a population and even to extinction. See harmful methods and statistics, problems that arise, the importance of 'fishing down the food web', and solutions presented for overfishing.

Aquaculture: Environmental Effects of Fish Farming

2. Aquaculture: Environmental Effects of Fish Farming

Aquaculture and fish farming have several advantageous effects on the environment. Learn about aquaculture, the environmental effects of fish farming, and the advantages and disadvantages of aquaculture.

Fishing Treaties and Laws: International Cooperation to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems

3. Fishing Treaties and Laws: International Cooperation to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems

Fishing treaties and laws are policies and restrictions that are instated by organizations, often internationally, to preserve aquatic ecosystems. Discover ways in which fisheries are threatened, steps that the United Nations have taken towards international cooperation, and laws in the United States that protect ecosystems.

Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

4. Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

The four main components of the earth's crust are minerals, rocks, soil, and water. Explore the importance of earth's materials, how they interact with each other, and how the combination of these components results in an environment necessary for continued life on Earth.

Global Mineral Reserves: Sustainability, Economic Implications, and Environmental Effects

5. Global Mineral Reserves: Sustainability, Economic Implications, and Environmental Effects

Global mineral reserves are large deposits of useful resources found around the globe; however, they are used faster than they can be replenished, posing long-term concerns about sustainability. Learn about the environmental and economic impacts of unsustainable mining practices and explore the prospects of sustainable biomining innovations.

Mining Laws, Regulations, and Treaties: Safety and Reclamation

6. Mining Laws, Regulations, and Treaties: Safety and Reclamation

Mining operations remove and process sediment and deposits, often with treacherous risks to workers and the environment. Explore the practices of mining operations and the development of safety regulations and reclamation laws designed to protect workers by both the United States and the United Nations.

Class Osteichthyes: Characteristics & Examples

7. Class Osteichthyes: Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, we take a look at a specific class of fish called Osteichthyes. We'll cover the characteristics of its members, see some examples, and find out what makes the two subclasses of this group of fish so unique.

Osteichthyes Circulatory System

8. Osteichthyes Circulatory System

Learn about the circulatory system of Osteichthyes, a class of chordates that includes all bony fishes. Osteichthyes is the largest class of vertebrates, with over 28,000 species, but you may be surprised to find out just how similar they are to us!

Osteichthyes Nervous System

9. Osteichthyes Nervous System

In this lesson we'll take a look at the structure and function of the nervous system of the bony fish. Bony fish, as opposed to cartilaginous fish, are within the Class Osteichthyes.

Osteichthyes Reproduction System

10. Osteichthyes Reproduction System

Have you ever wondered how the fish that you eat reproduce? Some of the most common fish in the oceans are from a class of fish called osteichthyes. In this lesson you will learn about how these fish reproduce.

Osteichthyes Respiratory System

11. Osteichthyes Respiratory System

In this lesson, learn about the respiratory system of the largest class of vertebrates -- Osteichthyes. This class includes all bony fishes, and they can breathe underwater, and sometimes in air! Read on to find out how.

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