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Ch 9: Impact of Science & Technology on the Environment

About This Chapter

Learn about the impact of science and technology on the environment by watching the video lessons included in this chapter. Each of these lessons will teach you about essential topics you will need to know in order to understand this subject.

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.

10 Lessons in Chapter 9: Impact of Science & Technology on the Environment
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

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.

Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

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.

Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming

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.

Changes in Sea Level: Causes & the Effect on the Environment

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.

What Is Integrated Waste Management? - Definition and Examples

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.

The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle

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.

Acid Rain: Effects & Causes

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.

What is Habitat Destruction? - Effects, Definition & Causes

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.

How Introduced and Invasive Species Alter Ecological Balance

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?

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

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.

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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