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Ch 1: Holt McDougal Environmental Science Chapter 1: Science and the Environment

About This Chapter

The Science and the Environment chapter of this Holt McDougal Environmental Science Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with environmental science. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Science and the Environment textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Science and the Environment chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the environmental science topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The definition and scope of environmental science
  • Environmental impacts of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions
  • The impacts of deforestation and desertification
  • Definitions for supply and demand
  • Major population growth concerns

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7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Holt McDougal Environmental Science Chapter 1: Science and the Environment
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

2. The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Agricultural Revolution was a time of agricultural development that saw many inventions and advancements in farming techniques. Learn about the Agricultural Revolution and how this period impacted society and the environment.

The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

3. The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Industrial Revolution was marked by the introduction of power-driven machinery and ushered in a time of strong economic development. Learn how advancements made during the Industrial Revolution impacted the environment.

Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

4. Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

When trees are lost due to deforestation, the result can be a drier climate and desertification or the transformation of the once fertile land to desert. Learn how deforestation and desertification can lead to a decline in biological diversity.

Price Elasticity: Understanding Supply and Demand

5. Price Elasticity: Understanding Supply and Demand

Marketing managers need to understand the basics of supply and demand in order to develop the precise price for their product. Inelastic and elastic demand explains how sensitive consumers are to price and how much flexibility it allows the marketing team.

Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption

6. Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption

How many people can the Earth support? In this lesson, we will explore population growth and some of the concerns associated with this growth, including overpopulation and overconsumption.

Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

7. Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

Worldwide poverty is a large issue. In this lesson, we will explore how poverty influences population growth rates and how these things relate to carrying capacity and global sustainability.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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