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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?

5 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

Environmental science allows scientists to examine how the biological, chemical, and physical parts of an environment work with or perhaps in spite of each other. Explore more about the definition of environmental science, and learn about the scope of the field, including its interdisciplinary nature with other fields. Understand the importance of environmental science and compare it to environmentalism.

U.S. Environmental History: Movements & Timeline

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

John Muir initiated the start of environmental movement in the United States. Explore the timeline of the United States environmental history across the 19th and 20th centuries in this lesson.

Environmental Conservation and Preservation: Definition, Differences & Advocates

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

Environmental conservation and preservation offer two approaches on how to responsibly manage public lands. Learn the definitions of each approach, and review the differences between them. Learn about advocates for each approach, including Gifford Pinchot and John Muir. Consider examples of how the approaches conflict, as well as how they support each other.

What Are Deciduous Trees? - Types, Definition & Examples

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

Deciduous trees are trees that drop their leaves for a season each year for the purpose of energy conservation. Learn more about the the definition of deciduous trees and the different types of deciduous trees.

What is Luster? - Definition, Types & Examples

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

Luster is one of the properties scientists use to determine the identity of minerals. Define the two major types of luster, explore the various subtypes of each, and review examples of each unique type of luster.

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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