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
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What is Environmental Science? - Definition and Scope of the Field

1. What is Environmental Science? - Definition and Scope of the Field

Environmental science allows scientists to examine how the biological, chemical, and physical parts of an environment work with or perhaps in spite of each other. Explore more about the definition of environmental science, and learn about the scope of the field, including its interdisciplinary nature with other fields. Understand the importance of environmental science and compare it to environmentalism.

U.S. Environmental History: Movements & Timeline

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

John Muir initiated the start of environmental movement in the United States. Explore the timeline of the United States environmental history across the 19th and 20th centuries in this lesson.

Environmental Conservation and Preservation: Definition, Differences & Advocates

3. Environmental Conservation and Preservation: Definition, Differences & Advocates

Environmental conservation and preservation offer two approaches on how to responsibly manage public lands. Learn the definitions of each approach, and review the differences between them. Learn about advocates for each approach, including Gifford Pinchot and John Muir. Consider examples of how the approaches conflict, as well as how they support each other.

Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

4. Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

The scientific evaluation of environmental problems is an effective method of asking questions, making observations, and conducting experiments to learn more about a specific environmental issue. Learn about the process of scientific evaluation and the five-step process to solve environmental problems.

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

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

Environmental problems can be investigated in a systematic way using the scientific method. Explore the steps of the scientific method: observations and questions, hypothesis, experiment, interpreting results and making conclusions. Discover the definition and applications of the scientific method in this lesson.

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