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Ch 1: Environmental Science Introduction: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Environmental Science Introduction unit of this AP Environmental Science Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about introductory environmental science processes and applications. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP Environmental Science Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about environmental science steps and definitions. There is no faster or easier way to learn about environmental science. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn basic environmental science principles and the differences between environmental preservation and conservation.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need an environmental science curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and an Environmental Science Introduction unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Environmental Science Introduction Unit Objectives:

  • Explore the scope of environmental science.
  • Learn about scientific applications for environmental concerns.
  • Study the process used to conduct a scientific investigation of environmental issues.
  • Read about the timeline of U.S. environmental history.

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Environmental Science Introduction: Homeschool Curriculum
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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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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