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Ch 20: Environmental Science in Early Childhood Education

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This chapter goes over topics relevant to the study of environmental science in early childhood education. The included lessons focus on fundamental understanding of ecosystems as well as healthy environmental practices

Environmental Science in Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary

This chapter is all about familiarizing yourself with the environment and its components as well as how we can treat them better. You'll also learn about the threats humans pose to the environment and concrete means of reducing them. By the end of this chapter you'll have reviewed the following:

  • Different aspects of ecosystems, including habitats and ecological niches
  • The many levels of ecology
  • Pollution and other ways humans contribute to the destruction of habitats
  • Three forms of cutting back on waste
  • Differences between renewable and non-renewable resources

With both a video and transcript of each lesson's content, you'll be able to choose the form of studying that works best for you. In the transcripts you'll find bolded words throughout to help you identify key terms, and in the videos you can jump through main points of the material using the timeline feature.

5 Lessons in Chapter 20: Environmental Science in Early Childhood Education
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Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches

1. Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches

Check out this video lesson to understand the many complex aspects of an ecosystem. See how animals live in habitats and survive amongst their surroundings.

The Environment, Levels of Ecology and Ecosystems

2. The Environment, Levels of Ecology and Ecosystems

Do you know the difference between an environment and an ecosystem? In this lesson, you'll find out what makes an environment, and what makes an ecosystem. You'll also learn what ecology is and some of the ways that scientists study ecology using organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems and even the entire biosphere.

Pollution and Habitat Destruction: The Human Factors Contributing To Endangerment & Extinction

3. Pollution and Habitat Destruction: The Human Factors Contributing To Endangerment & Extinction

In this lesson you will learn about two ways humans contribute to species extinction. We break up habitats by building roads and clearing land, and we pollute both land and water. You will also learn about the specific terms used to describe the processes, habitat fragmentation and anthropogenic pollution.

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

4. 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.

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

5. Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

We use a variety of Earth's resources, but not all of them will be around forever. This lesson explains the difference between resources that can be regenerated for our use and those that are gone after they are used once.

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