Ch 8: Pollution of Freshwater Resources: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Pollution of Freshwater Resources chapter of this Environmental Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to understand the pollution of freshwater resources. 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 the pollution of freshwater resources.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college environmental science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding the water cycle or factors that contribute to the pollution of freshwater resources.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about the pollution of freshwater resources.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Pollution of Freshwater Resources 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 Pollution of Freshwater Resources chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What are the unique chemical properties of water?
  • What stages occur during the carbon and nitrogen cycles?
  • How can drip irrigation or other methods be used to conserve water?
  • What are some advantages and disadvantages to dams and reservoirs?
  • What are some causes and sources of water pollution?
  • How do the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts work?

16 Lessons in Chapter 8: Pollution of Freshwater Resources: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

1. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.

Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle

2. Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle

Matter is constantly cycled between living and nonliving parts of the environment. Processes like photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation allow the carbon and nitrogen cycles to regenerate needed substances by recycling Earth's atoms.

What Are the Properties of Water? - Unique Properties that Support Life on Earth

3. What Are the Properties of Water? - Unique Properties that Support Life on Earth

In this video lesson you will learn about water and its unique properties. You will also develop an understanding of how these properties make life as we know it possible.

Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply

4. Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply

This video lesson describes water resources issues such as aquifer depletion, overdrawing surface waters and salinization of irrigated soil. You will also learn about the impacts of activities affecting water resources.

Aquifer Depletion and Overdrawing of Surface Waters: Effects on Water Resources

5. Aquifer Depletion and Overdrawing of Surface Waters: Effects on Water Resources

This video lesson describes the effects of overuse on two major water resources in the U.S.: the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer and the overdrawing of the Colorado River.

Water Conservation: How Water Management Can Lead to Sustainable Use

6. Water Conservation: How Water Management Can Lead to Sustainable Use

In this video lesson you will learn about the importance of water conservation. You will also learn about the two ways freshwater is used, and how proper water use can lead to sustainability in agriculture, homes, and manufacturing.

Water Storage: The Pros and Cons of Dams & Reservoirs

7. Water Storage: The Pros and Cons of Dams & Reservoirs

In this lesson, you will contrast the benefits and drawback of water storage. You will learn about how and why water is stored and how this affects the surrounding ecosystems and human communities.

Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

8. Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

In this lesson, you will learn about the different types and sources of water pollution. You will gain an understanding of both surface water and groundwater pollution and the similarities and differences between them.

Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality

9. Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality

In this lesson, you will learn how water is purified for drinking, and how wastewater is treated before being put back into the environment. You will also learn about water purification issues in developing countries.

The Clean Water Act & Safe Drinking Water Act: Legislation for Clean Water

10. The Clean Water Act & Safe Drinking Water Act: Legislation for Clean Water

In this lesson, you will learn about the Clean Water Act of 1972 and the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. You'll discover how both laws help keep our waters free of pollution and safe for everyday use.

Aquifer: Definition, Types & Facts

11. Aquifer: Definition, Types & Facts

Did you know that when you drink water from a well you may be drinking ancient water? In this lesson you will learn the definition of an aquifer and learn why aquifers are important. In addition, you will learn how humans have impacted aquifers. At the end, test your knowledge with a quiz.

What is a Reservoir? - Definition, Formation & Characteristics

12. What is a Reservoir? - Definition, Formation & Characteristics

In this lesson, we will review what a reservoir is and the different ways it can be formed. We'll also review characteristics reservoirs have in common, uses for reservoirs, and problems they can create.

Water Pollution in Africa: Causes and Effects

13. Water Pollution in Africa: Causes and Effects

Water pollution is a global problem, especially in developing regions of Africa. In this lesson, learn about the lead contributors to water pollution in Africa and what is being done about the problem.

Surface Tension: Definition, Causes, Measurement & Formula

14. Surface Tension: Definition, Causes, Measurement & Formula

In this lesson, we will look at a couple examples of surface tension. We will learn the definition of surface tension, what causes it, how to measure surface tension, and how to use the surface tension formula.

What is Potassium Permanganate? - Structure, Uses & Formula

15. What is Potassium Permanganate? - Structure, Uses & Formula

Potassium permanganate is something we don't hear about quite often, but it is a very useful chemical compound that we probably have encountered and used before. In this lesson, we will discuss the structure, formula, and uses of potassium permanganate.

Alkalinity: Definition & Calculation

16. Alkalinity: Definition & Calculation

This lesson looks at the properties of an alkaline solution. Alkalinity and pH are defined, and the calculations for finding the pH of a solution are laid out.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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