Ch 5: Glencoe Biology Chapter 5: Biodiversity and Conservation

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The Biodiversity and Conservation chapter of this Glencoe Biology companion course helps students learn the essential biology lessons of natural resource and species conservation. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Biodiversity and Conservation textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Glencoe Biology's Biodiversity and Conservation chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the biodiversity and conservation topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Species, genetic and ecological biodiversity
  • Background and mass extinction
  • Human activities and eutrophication
  • Land degradation and habitat fragmentation
  • Introduced and invasive species
  • Renewable and non-renewable resources
  • Sustainable consumption
  • Bioremediation

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8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Glencoe Biology Chapter 5: Biodiversity and Conservation
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What is Biodiversity? - Definition and Relation to Ecosystem Stability

1. What is Biodiversity? - Definition and Relation to Ecosystem Stability

Imagine making a list of all of the species you have ever heard of; it would be an enormous list! There are many different species on this planet. This lesson will explore the diversity of species, as well as the different types of diversity and how diversity of life is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems.

What Is Extinction? - Defining Background and Mass Extinction

2. What Is Extinction? - Defining Background and Mass Extinction

In this lesson you'll discover what the term 'extinction' means as well as learn the two different types of extinction: mass extinction and background extinction. You will also discover how humans contribute to extinction events.

Human Causes of Eutrophication

3. Human Causes of Eutrophication

Eutrophication occurs when a body of water becomes overly enriched with nutrients. While this can happen naturally, accelerated eutrophication is typically the result of human activities. Learn about the human causes of eutrophication.

Land Degradation and Habitat Fragmentation: The Environmental Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture

4. Land Degradation and Habitat Fragmentation: The Environmental Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture

Although we all need food to survive, the methods we use to produce that food can be problematic. In this lesson, we will explore how industrialized agriculture negatively impacts the environment and, as a result, makes the land less productive in producing crops and livestock.

How Introduced and Invasive Species Alter Ecological Balance

5. How Introduced and Invasive Species Alter Ecological Balance

What happens to your block when a new neighbor moves in? Something changes, right? Now think about that on an ecological scale: what happens to an environment when a new SPECIES moves in?

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

6. 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.

Sustainable Consumption: Definition and Complexities

7. Sustainable Consumption: Definition and Complexities

Sustainable consumption is the use of products and services that have a minimal impact on the environment so future generations can meet their needs. Learn about the benefits and the complexities that are associated with sustainable consumption.

Bioremediation: Microbes Cleaning Up the Environment

8. Bioremediation: Microbes Cleaning Up the Environment

Bioremediation uses living organisms to clean up pollution. In this lesson, we will examine the role of microbes in bioremediation and why it is not a perfect solution for degrading environmental pollutants.

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