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Ch 13: AP Environmental Science - Water Issues & Conservation: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Water Issues and Conservation chapter of this AP Environmental Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning how to conserve and promote clean water. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving water issues and conservation required in a typical AP Environmental Science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP Environmental Science work.
  • Identify the water and conservation concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP Environmental Science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about water issues and conservation and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding aquifer depletion, clean water legislation, the cycles of matter or any other water and conservation 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 water and conservation 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

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about water issues and conservation simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live environmental science tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about water issues and conservation on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the nitrogen and carbon cycles.
  • List the properties of water.
  • Discuss the activities that affect the water supply.
  • Describe the effects of overdrawn surface waters and aquifer depletion.
  • Discuss the sustainable use of water.
  • Understand the pros and cons of dams and reservoirs.
  • List the types and sources of water pollution.
  • Explain how water treatment can improve water quality.
  • Take a look at some examples of legislation for clean water.

10 Lessons in Chapter 13: AP Environmental Science - Water Issues & Conservation: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle

1. Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle

Matter is constantly cycled between living and nonliving parts of the environment. Processes like photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation allow the carbon and nitrogen cycles to regenerate needed substances by recycling Earth's atoms.

What Are the Properties of Water? - Unique Properties that Support Life on Earth

2. What Are the Properties of Water? - Unique Properties that Support Life on Earth

In this video lesson you will learn about water and its unique properties. You will also develop an understanding of how these properties make life as we know it possible.

Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply

3. Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply

This video lesson describes water resources issues such as aquifer depletion, overdrawing surface waters and salinization of irrigated soil. You will also learn about the impacts of activities affecting water resources.

Aquifer Depletion and Overdrawing of Surface Waters: Effects on Water Resources

4. Aquifer Depletion and Overdrawing of Surface Waters: Effects on Water Resources

This video lesson describes the effects of overuse on two major water resources in the U.S.: the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer and the overdrawing of the Colorado River.

Water Conservation: How Water Management Can Lead to Sustainable Use

5. Water Conservation: How Water Management Can Lead to Sustainable Use

In this video lesson you will learn about the importance of water conservation. You will also learn about the two ways freshwater is used, and how proper water use can lead to sustainability in agriculture, homes, and manufacturing.

Water Storage: The Pros and Cons of Dams & Reservoirs

6. Water Storage: The Pros and Cons of Dams & Reservoirs

In this lesson, you will contrast the benefits and drawback of water storage. You will learn about how and why water is stored and how this affects the surrounding ecosystems and human communities.

Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

7. Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

In this lesson, you will learn about the different types and sources of water pollution. You will gain an understanding of both surface water and groundwater pollution and the similarities and differences between them.

Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality

8. Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality

In this lesson, you will learn how water is purified for drinking, and how wastewater is treated before being put back into the environment. You will also learn about water purification issues in developing countries.

The Clean Water Act & Safe Drinking Water Act: Legislation for Clean Water

9. The Clean Water Act & Safe Drinking Water Act: Legislation for Clean Water

In this lesson, you will learn about the Clean Water Act of 1972 and the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. You'll discover how both laws help keep our waters free of pollution and safe for everyday use.

Nekton: Definition & Examples

10. Nekton: Definition & Examples

If you've never heard of a 'nekton,' what do you visualize when you hear the word? You'd be forgiven for thinking of 'a type of necktie,' but a nekton is actually related to the world of marine life. Read on to better understand this ecological term.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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