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Ch 42: MTEL Biology: Global Warming & Environmental Issues

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We can show you everything you need to know about global warming and environmental issues. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you several ways to learn the information you need to know for the MTEL Biology exam.

MTEL Biology: Global Warming and Environmental Issues - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to review global warming and environmental issues in preparation for the MTEL Biology Exam. The videos highlight the important information, including:

  • Acid deposition
  • The ozone layer
  • Greenhouse gases and the greenhouse effect
  • Global warming
  • Minerals and the environment
  • Global mineral reserves
  • Introduced and invasive species

Our experienced instructors walk you through all the topics, helping you recollect what you studied in college and perhaps pick up something new. By having a variety of ways to learn the information, it is easier to master it, and enjoyable besides.

MTEL Biology: Global Warming and Environmental Issues Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Biology Exam evaluates your knowledge and comprehension of science, cell biology, characteristics of organisms, human anatomy and physiology, genetics, ecosystems, the environment and more. Your score is used to determine whether you are eligible for a state teacher's license. The material in the Global Warming and Environmental Issues chapter corresponds with the the exam's Populations, Ecosystems and the Environment content domain which accounts for 14% of the questions.

There are two kinds of questions on the MTEL Biology Exam. The majority (100) are multiple-choice items which present you with a passage or question and ask you to select the correct response from several alternatives. There are also two open-response questions which require you to show that you can integrate information about biology into a cohesive and logical essay.

7 Lessons in Chapter 42: MTEL Biology: Global Warming & Environmental Issues
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Acid Deposition: Definition, Causes & Effects

1. Acid Deposition: Definition, Causes & Effects

In this video lesson, you will learn what causes acid deposition and how it forms in the atmosphere. You will also see some examples of the damage that acid deposition can cause to natural ecosystems and man-made structures.

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

2. 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.

Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

3. Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

In this video lesson, you will learn about the five main greenhouse gases and how their unnaturally high concentrations are leading to the enhanced greenhouse effect and global climate change on Earth.

Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

4. Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

Global warming is a multifaceted, complex issue. It involves both natural and human causes that can increase the amount of greenhouse gases. This lesson looks at some of the facts about global warming and how they could contribute to climate change.

Extraction and Processing of Minerals & the Environmental Impacts of Mineral Use

5. Extraction and Processing of Minerals & the Environmental Impacts of Mineral Use

In this lesson, you will learn about the different methods used to extract minerals from the ground and gain an understanding about how different types of mining affect the environment.

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

6. 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?

How Introduced and Invasive Species Alter Ecological Balance

7. 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?

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