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Ch 22: Mining & Fishing: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Mining and Fishing unit of this AP Environmental Science Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about mining and fishing techniques. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: Mining & Fishing: Homeschool Curriculum
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Overfishing: Problems, Statistics, and Solutions

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?

Aquaculture: Environmental Effects of Fish Farming

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.

Fishing Treaties and Laws: International Cooperation to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems

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.

Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

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.

Global Mineral Reserves: Sustainability, Economic Implications, and Environmental Effects

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?

Mining Laws, Regulations, and Treaties: Safety and Reclamation

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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