Ch 1: Introduction to AP Environmental Science: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Introduction to Environmental Science chapter of this AP Environmental Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master introductory environmental science. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of introductory environmental science.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering AP environmental science material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn AP environmental science. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding U.S. environmental history or working with environmental conservation and preservation
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about introductory environmental science
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Introduction to Environmental Science chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Introduction to Environmental Science chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any introductory environmental science question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an environmental science unit of a standard AP Environmental Science course. Topics covered include:

  • Definition and scope of environmental science
  • U.S. environmental history
  • Environmental conservation and preservation
  • Scientific evaluation of environmental problems
  • Steps and applications of the scientific method to environmental problems

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to AP Environmental Science: Help and Review
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.

U.S. Environmental History: Movements & Timeline

2. U.S. Environmental History: Movements & Timeline

Have you ever heard of John Muir? Have you ever been to a National Park and wondered why it was preserved for future generations to enjoy? This lesson will discuss the major environmental movements in the United States since the 19th century, including the events that occurred, the people involved and the legislation which developed.

Environmental Conservation and Preservation: Definition, Differences & Advocates

3. 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.

Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

4. Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

This lesson will explore how the process of scientific evaluation is used to solve environmental problems. We will also investigate the steps involved in the scientific evaluation of environmental problems and how they all work together to solve an important issue.

The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications

5. The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications

In this lesson we will investigate the steps involved in the scientific method. We will also explore how the scientific method is used to solve environmental problems.

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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