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Ch 13: Holt McDougal Environmental Science Chapter 13: Atmosphere and Climate Change

About This Chapter

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

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Atmosphere and Climate Change chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the atmosphere and climate change 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:

  • How weather and climate are different
  • Factors that affect and determine climate
  • The El Nino and La Nina phases of the ENSO cycle
  • To explain the ozone layer
  • The greenhouse effect and other global climate change issues

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7 Lessons in Chapter 13: Holt McDougal Environmental Science Chapter 13: Atmosphere and Climate Change
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

1. Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

This video lesson will guide you in understanding the difference between climate and weather. Discover how they are different but related and how they are the ways you can describe atmospheric conditions on Earth.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

2. Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

Climate is influenced by factors like atmosphere, ocean currents, landforms and plate tectonics. This lesson explains how these effects affect our weather patterns, which determine climate.

The Relationship Between El Nino & La Nina

3. The Relationship Between El Nino & La Nina

In this video lesson, you will learn about El Niño and La Niña. You will understand the differences between them, as well as some of their effects on both ocean waters and weather patterns on land.

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

4. The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of the ozone layer and how it is depleted. You will also study the research and policy that has been instrumental in its recovery.

Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

5. Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

In this video lesson, you will learn about the five main greenhouse gases and how their unnaturally high concentrations are leading to the enhanced greenhouse effect and global climate change on Earth.

Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

6. Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

In this video lesson, you will learn about the potential effects of global climate change. You will also learn how some are working to better understand climate change in order to slow the rate of temperature increase on Earth.

Global Environmental Issues: Types & Treaties

7. Global Environmental Issues: Types & Treaties

The following lesson defines and then discusses examples of global environmental issues, such as global climate change and pollution. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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