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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

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.

Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

4. Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

The scientific evaluation of environmental problems is an effective method of asking questions, making observations, and conducting experiments to learn more about a specific environmental issue. Learn about the process of scientific evaluation and the five-step process to solve environmental problems.

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

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

Environmental problems can be investigated in a systematic way using the scientific method. Explore the steps of the scientific method: observations and questions, hypothesis, experiment, interpreting results and making conclusions. Discover the definition and applications of the scientific method in this lesson.

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