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Ch 1: Environmental Science Basics

About This Chapter

Learn about environmental science basics, including U.S. environmental history. These interesting lessons are a great resource to use to study for a test or prepare for a class discussion.

Environmental Science Basics - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of environmental science basics. You'll find an informative discussion of topics such as environmental conservation and evaluating environmental problems. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:

  • Define environmental science and understand the scope of the field
  • Discuss movements and the timeline of U.S. environmental history
  • Understand environmental conservation and preservation
  • Conduct a scientific evaluation of environmental problems
  • Describe the scientific method applied to environmental problems

These video lessons are brief and engaging, which helps you to easily understand the information presented. Our expert instructors use an informative teaching style and provide useful examples. The video timelines help you navigate the videos and focus on topics that are of greatest interest to you. Once you have completed each lesson, you can take a short multiple-choice quiz to test your knowledge.

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Environmental Science Basics
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.

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