Ch 47: NMTA: Impacts of Humans on the Environment

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Let us show you what you need to know about the impacts of humans on the environment. These video lessons and quizzes can help you correctly answer these types of questions on the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science Exam.

NMTA Middle Grades Social Science: Impacts of Humans on the Environment - Chapter Summary

The lessons found in this chapter can help you review the material on the impacts of humans on the environment as you prepare for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science Exam. The videos go over all the essential concepts you need to know for the test, including:

  • Deforestation, desertification and the decline in biological diversity
  • Impact of the Agricultural Revolution and the Industrial Revolution
  • The industrial development of emerging nations and the environment
  • Industrial ecology
  • Pollution
  • Eutrophication
  • Natural resources and greenhouse gases

We use experienced instructors who can help you understand each concept and event as you prepare for the test. We ensure that learning the material is both efficient and enjoyable through the use of detailed definitions, animation and fun graphics.

NMTA Middle Grades Social Science: Impacts of Humans on the Environment Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Middle Grades Social Science Exam is a broad-ranging standardized test that evaluates your knowledge in many areas of social science. The lessons in this Impacts of Humans on the Environment chapter are part of Domain II: Culture and Geography, which contributes 19% of the test questions. The video lessons go over all the important concepts and events you need to know, and the self-assessment quizzes help you see how well you know the material and give you practice with questions like those on the exam. The test consists of 150 multiple-choice item.

10 Lessons in Chapter 47: NMTA: Impacts of Humans on the Environment
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What Is IPAT? - Factors of the Human Impact on the Environment

1. What Is IPAT? - Factors of the Human Impact on the Environment

What do the letters IPAT have to do with the environment? Learn how this four-letter equation helps explain the environmental impact of different variables, including population, affluence, and technology.

Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

2. Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

When trees are lost due to deforestation, the result can be a drier climate and desertification or the transformation of the once fertile land to desert. Learn how deforestation and desertification can lead to a decline in biological diversity.

The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

3. The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Agricultural Revolution was a time of agricultural development that saw many inventions and advancements in farming techniques. Learn about the Agricultural Revolution and how this period impacted society and the environment.

The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

4. The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Industrial Revolution was marked by the introduction of power-driven machinery and ushered in a time of strong economic development. Learn how advancements made during the Industrial Revolution impacted the environment.

Industrial Development of Emerging Nations and the Environment

5. Industrial Development of Emerging Nations and the Environment

Industrial development has brought economic prosperity to a number of less developed countries. Learn about the environmental challenges and risks associated with these newly emerging national economies.

What Is Industrial Ecology? - Definition and Examples

6. What Is Industrial Ecology? - Definition and Examples

Industrial ecology is a young science that studies industrial systems with the goal of finding ways to lessen their environmental impact. Learn how industries are using industrial ecology to reduce the use of natural resources and generate less waste.

Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological

7. Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological

Pollution is the presence of unwanted substances in an environment. It is often the result of human interference. Learn about physical, chemical and biological pollutants and see examples of each.

Human Causes of Eutrophication

8. Human Causes of Eutrophication

Eutrophication occurs when a body of water becomes overly enriched with nutrients. While this can happen naturally, accelerated eutrophication is typically the result of human activities. Learn about the human causes of eutrophication.

Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

9. 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.

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

10. 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.

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