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Impact of Science & Technology on the Environment - Chapter Summary
Science and technology are essential topics in relation to our everyday lives, but one issue that doesn't get as much attention is the specific relationship between science and technology and the Earth's environment. If you would like to learn about this relationship and its effects on the environment, you can go through this chapter and watch each of these informative video lessons.
Our lesson instructors will teach you about different topics on the specific effects of science and technology on the Earth's environment and the different components of the Earth that are affected. These videos will provide you with helpful definitions and examples that will allow you to more easily understand these topics. Go through these lessons to learn about:
- The definition, sources and types of air pollution
- Fossil fuels and global warming
- The causes and effects of rising sea levels
- Integrated waste management
- The causes and effects of acid rain
- Reusing, reducing and recycling solid waste
- Introduced and invasive species
- The ozone layer
- The definition, causes and effects of habitat destruction
Each video contains convenient tags that have bookmarked specific moments corresponding to that lesson's major points. If you would like to read a hardy copy of the lessons, the chapter also offers you complete transcripts of each video. The chapter's practice quizzes and final exam will help you test your understanding of these points once you complete the lessons.
1. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types
In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.
2. Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources
In this lesson, you will learn about the different types and sources of water pollution. You will gain an understanding of both surface water and groundwater pollution and the similarities and differences between them.
3. Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming
In this video lesson, you'll learn what roles fossil fuels and greenhouse gases play in global warming, as well as what life on Earth can expect due to rising carbon dioxide levels within Earth's atmosphere.
4. Changes in Sea Level: Causes & the Effect on the Environment
Sea level rise is a natural process, but recent trends are concerning because it is increasing at an alarming rate. In this lesson, you'll learn what causes changes in sea level and what effect rising sea level has on humans and the environment.
5. What Is Integrated Waste Management? - Definition and Examples
There are many ways to deal with waste. In this lesson we will explore the integrated waste management system that combines many strategies. We will also discuss how you can participate in your own kitchen.
6. The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle
Reduce, reuse, recycle! In this lesson, we will explore the three Rs of reducing solid waste. We will also investigate examples of each of the three Rs, and how people can do their part to help reduce solid waste.
7. Acid Rain: Effects & Causes
This lesson will focus on the environmental problem known as acid rain. It will also explore the causes and effects of acid rain, how it is measured, and what is being done to reduce it.
8. What is Habitat Destruction? - Effects, Definition & Causes
There are many types of habitat destruction that can change entire ecosystems. Habitat destruction can even wipe out an entire species instantly. This lesson covers what habitat destruction is, its effects, and what causes it to happen.
9. 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?
10. 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.
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Other chapters within the Pennsylvania Grades 4-8 - Science Subject Concentration (5159): Practice & Study Guide course
- Scientific Inquiry & Methodology
- Scientific Data Collection & Analysis
- Science Laboratory Equipment & Safety
- Major Developments & Historical Figures in Science
- Basic Principles of Matter & Energy
- Relationships Between Matter & Energy
- Structure of an Atom
- Interdisciplinary Applications of Energy & Matter
- Energy Production & Resource Use
- Science & Technology Used in Everyday Life
- Science & Public Health
- Mechanics in Physics
- Analyzing Motion & Forces
- Electricity & Magnetic Forces
- Wave Characteristics & Phenomena
- Light, Sound & Waves
- Elements & The Periodic Table
- Chemical Bonding & Simple Chemical Compounds
- Interpreting Chemical Formulas
- Matter & Phase Changes
- Balancing & Using Chemical Equations
- Acid-Base Chemistry
- Understanding Solutions & Solubility
- Structure & Function of Cells & Organelles
- Understanding Biochemistry
- Understanding Genetics
- Theory & Mechanisms of Evolution
- Hierarchical Classification of Living Things
- Plant Structure & Function
- Animal & Human Anatomy & Physiology
- Basics of Ecology
- Earth's Surface Materials
- Earth's Internal Structure & Processes
- Geologic History
- Earth's Hydrosphere
- Earth's Bodies of Water
- Basics of Meteorology
- Earth's Climate & Seasons
- The Solar System & The Earth-Moon-Sun Relationship
- Galaxies & the Universe
- Space Exploration & Technology
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