Ch 1: Environmental Science Basics: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Environmental Science Basics chapter of this Environmental Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the basics of environmental science. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of environmental science.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college environmental science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding U.S. environmental history or the basics of environmental science.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about the basics of environmental science.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Environmental Science Basics chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Environmental Science Basics chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What disciplines are involved in environmental science?
  • What key movements can be found in U.S. environmental history?
  • How do environmental conservation and preservation differ?
  • How can scientific evaluation be used to solve environmental problems?
  • What are the steps used in the scientific method?

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Environmental Science Basics: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Environmental Science? - Definition and Scope of the Field

1. What is Environmental Science? - Definition and Scope of the Field

This lesson will explore the exciting and broad field of environmental science. You will learn what environmental science is and also discover what disciplines it incorporates. Also, the importance of environmental science will be explained.

U.S. Environmental History: Movements & Timeline

2. U.S. Environmental History: Movements & Timeline

Have you ever heard of John Muir? Have you ever been to a National Park and wondered why it was preserved for future generations to enjoy? This lesson will discuss the major environmental movements in the United States since the 19th century, including the events that occurred, the people involved and the legislation which developed.

Environmental Conservation and Preservation: Definition, Differences & Advocates

3. Environmental Conservation and Preservation: Definition, Differences & Advocates

This lesson will explain two views on how land can be managed and discuss famous supporters of each view. We will also explore examples of situations where the views are opposing each other and when they can be combined for the common good.

Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

4. Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

This lesson will explore how the process of scientific evaluation is used to solve environmental problems. We will also investigate the steps involved in the scientific evaluation of environmental problems and how they all work together to solve an important issue.

The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications

5. The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications

In this lesson we will investigate the steps involved in the scientific method. We will also explore how the scientific method is used to solve environmental problems.

What Are Deciduous Trees? - Types, Definition & Examples

6. What Are Deciduous Trees? - Types, Definition & Examples

One fascinating group of trees found all over the world are known as deciduous trees. In this lesson, we will examine them more closely. We will discuss their characteristics and look at examples so you will be able to recognize them in nature.

What is Luster? - Definition, Types & Examples

7. What is Luster? - Definition, Types & Examples

Have you ever wondered how scientists identify minerals? One of the properties they examine for identification purposes is called luster. In this lesson, we will talk about luster and its different types.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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