About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our AP Environmental Science Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about mining and fishing laws. There is no faster or easier way to learn about environmental science. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the problem of overfishing and possible solutions.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need an environmental science curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and a Mining and Fishing unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
Mining and Fishing Unit Objectives:
- Read about fish farming and its environmental effects.
- Learn about the Earth's minerals, rocks, water and soil.
- Discuss mining safety and reclamation.
- Discover how some fishing techniques affect ecosystems.
- Read about fishing treaties that protect aquatic ecosystems.
1. Overfishing: Problems, Statistics, and Solutions
Many of our fisheries are in decline due to overfishing, but human consumption and demand continues to rise. How do we find a balance between allowing fish stocks to recover while still feeding millions of people all over the world?
2. Aquaculture: Environmental Effects of Fish Farming
Although we picture fish swimming in open water, a large portion of the fish we consume is actually grown in pens. This practice of aquaculture is a growing trend worldwide and has results in a variety of environmental problems.
3. Fishing Treaties and Laws: International Cooperation to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems
Many of the world's fisheries are in decline. This has led to the creation of both national and international conservation laws to protect them and the ecosystems they inhabit, ensuring that they will be around for generations to come.
4. Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water
Although the earth is a very complex system, there are only four main components of Earth that are the building blocks of life. These components are referred to as Earth's materials and include minerals, rocks, soil and water.
5. Global Mineral Reserves: Sustainability, Economic Implications, and Environmental Effects
Minerals are vital components of our everyday lives, but each mineral only exists in a finite amount on Earth. How do we find a balance between supporting economies while also protecting the environment and ensuring the use of minerals for future generations?
6. Mining Laws, Regulations, and Treaties: Safety and Reclamation
Mining is big business, but mines can pose numerous hazards. Because of this, both national and international laws are in place to protect miners and the environment while still allowing the products of mining to play a role in our everyday lives.
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Other chapters within the AP Environmental Science: Homeschool Curriculum course
- Environmental Science Introduction: Homeschool Curriculum
- Geologic Time Scale: Homeschool Curriculum
- Plate Tectonics: Homeschool Curriculum
- Earthquakes: Homeschool Curriculum
- Volcanoes: Homeschool Curriculum
- The Atmosphere and the Environment: Homeschool Curriculum
- Weather and Storms: Homeschool Curriculum
- Water Balance: Homeschool Curriculum
- Running Water: Homeschool Curriculum
- Ground Water: Homeschool Curriculum
- Glaciers: Homeschool Curriculum
- Oceans: Homeschool Curriculum
- Water Issues & Conservation: Homeschool Curriculum
- Minerals, Rocks & Soil: Homeschool Curriculum
- Ecosystems: Homeschool Curriculum
- Organism Interaction in the Ecosystem: Homeschool Curriculum
- Evolving Ecosystems: Homeschool Curriculum
- Biological Science: Homeschool Curriculum
- Population and the Environment: Homeschool Curriculum
- Food and Agricultural Resources: Homeschool Curriculum
- Forestry, Rangelands & Other Land Use: Homeschool Curriculum
- Energy Concepts: Homeschool Curriculum
- Renewable Resources: Homeschool Curriculum
- Nonrenewable Resources: Homeschool Curriculum
- Solid and Hazardous Waste: Homeschool Curriculum
- Human Impact on the Environment: Homeschool Curriculum
- Environmental Sustainability: Homeschool Curriculum
- Global Environmental Economics: Homeschool Curriculum
- Environmental Ethics & Politics: Homeschool Curriculum