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Ch 6: Environmental Effects of Science & Technology

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Watch video lessons and take practice quizzes to review information on the environmental effects of science and technology. Using the chapter's resources will help you master the concepts in this chapter before moving forward.

Environmental Effects of Science & Technology- Chapter Summary

The lessons you will find in this chapter cover important topics on environmental effects of science and technology. Concepts our instructors present to you review include the causes of acid rain and the sources responsible for air pollution. Additional topics you will be comfortable with by the end of this chapter include:

  • Similarities and differences between surface water and groundwater pollution
  • The five greenhouse gases and the greenhouse effect
  • How the ozone layer is depleted
  • How to handle waste
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle to lower waste
  • Relationship between green chemistry and waste management
  • Different activities that affect water resources
  • Benefits and consequences to water storage
  • Consequences of deforestation and desertification

Every lesson in this chapter is between five to ten minutes long and will help you quickly grasp the concepts in this chapter. The video tag features allow you to skip around to different areas of the lesson so you can study what you want. Also, there are transcripts accompanying all of the lessons. These transcripts are complete with bold terms and phrases so you know the critical information you should focus on.

11 Lessons in Chapter 6: Environmental Effects of Science & Technology
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Acid Rain: Effects & Causes

1. Acid Rain: Effects & Causes

This lesson will focus on the environmental problem known as acid rain. It will also explore the causes and effects of acid rain, how it is measured, and what is being done to reduce it.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

2. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

3. 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.

Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

4. Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

In this video lesson, you will learn about the five main greenhouse gases and how their unnaturally high concentrations are leading to the enhanced greenhouse effect and global climate change on Earth.

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

5. The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of the ozone layer and how it is depleted. You will also study the research and policy that has been instrumental in its recovery.

What Is Integrated Waste Management? - Definition and Examples

6. What Is Integrated Waste Management? - Definition and Examples

There are many ways to deal with waste. In this lesson we will explore the integrated waste management system that combines many strategies. We will also discuss how you can participate in your own kitchen.

The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle

7. The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle! In this lesson, we will explore the three Rs of reducing solid waste. We will also investigate examples of each of the three Rs, and how people can do their part to help reduce solid waste.

What Is Green Chemistry? Definition & Relation to Source Reduction

8. What Is Green Chemistry? Definition & Relation to Source Reduction

Green is not just a color, but also a way of doing things. In this lesson, we will explore the technique of green chemistry and how it applies to the waste management industry.

Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply

9. 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.

Water Storage: The Pros and Cons of Dams & Reservoirs

10. 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.

Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

11. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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