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Ch 10: Holt McDougal Environmental Science Chapter 10: Biodiversity

About This Chapter

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

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Biodiversity chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the biodiversity 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:

  • To define and understand biodiversity
  • The impact of invasive and introduced species
  • Environmental pollution and destruction of habitat
  • How threatened and endangered species are different
  • Legislation that protects endangered species
  • The difference between environmental preservation and conservation

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6 Lessons in Chapter 10: Holt McDougal Environmental Science Chapter 10: Biodiversity
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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.

How Introduced and Invasive Species Alter Ecological Balance

2. 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?

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.

Differences Between Endangered Species and Threatened Species

4. Differences Between Endangered Species and Threatened Species

In this lesson you'll learn about two terms that describe species with very low population numbers: threatened and endangered. You'll discover why species numbers decline and how we can keep the species that are threatened or endangered from going extinct.

The Endangered Species Act & The World Conservation Strategy: Goals & Purposes

5. The Endangered Species Act & The World Conservation Strategy: Goals & Purposes

In this lesson, you will learn about the Endangered Species Act, an environmental law that protects endangered species. You will also discover how the ESA works and how species are protected under it. Finally, you will learn how a World Conservation Strategy can help endangered and threatened species worldwide.

Environmental Conservation and Preservation: Definition, Differences & Advocates

6. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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