Ch 6: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 6: Humans in the Biosphere

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The Humans in the Biosphere chapter of this Prentice Hall Biology Companion Course helps students learn essential biology lessons on humans in the biosphere. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Humans in the Biosphere textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Prentice Hall Humans in the Biosphere chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the humans in the biosphere topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Impact of the Agricultural Revolution on the environment
  • Environmental impacts of the Industrial Revolution
  • Consequences of urban land development and suburban sprawl
  • Differences between renewable and non-renewable resources
  • Biodiversity's relationship to ecosystem stability
  • Alteration of ecological balance due to introduced and invasive species
  • Connection between pollution and habitat destruction and endangerment and extinction
  • Restoring ecosystems
  • Atmospheric causes of global warming
  • Fossil fuels and greenhouse gases effects on the planet
  • Harmful effects of ozone layer thinning

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11 Lessons in Chapter 6: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 6: Humans in the Biosphere
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The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

1. 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

2. 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.

Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

3. Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

In the past, most people lived in rural areas. There has been a shift in recent years towards urban and suburban living. Not only has this shift changed where more people reside, it has also had many environmental consequences.

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

4. Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

We use a variety of Earth's resources, but not all of them will be around forever. This lesson explains the difference between resources that can be regenerated for our use and those that are gone after they are used once.

What is Biodiversity? - Definition and Relation to Ecosystem Stability

5. What is Biodiversity? - Definition and Relation to Ecosystem Stability

Imagine making a list of all of the species you have ever heard of; it would be an enormous list! There are many different species on this planet. This lesson will explore the diversity of species, as well as the different types of diversity and how diversity of life is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems.

How Introduced and Invasive Species Alter Ecological Balance

6. 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?

Pollution and Habitat Destruction: The Human Factors Contributing To Endangerment & Extinction

7. Pollution and Habitat Destruction: The Human Factors Contributing To Endangerment & Extinction

In this lesson you will learn about two ways humans contribute to species extinction. We break up habitats by building roads and clearing land, and we pollute both land and water. You will also learn about the specific terms used to describe the processes, habitat fragmentation and anthropogenic pollution.

Land Conservation: Preserving and Restoring Ecosystems

8. Land Conservation: Preserving and Restoring Ecosystems

Humans have degraded a large portion of natural land. The field of land conservation has become popular as a way to fix this problem. Land conservation attempts to combat land degradation through preservation, restoration, remediation, and mitigation.

Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

9. 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.

Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming

10. Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming

In this video lesson, you'll learn what roles fossil fuels and greenhouse gases play in global warming, as well as what life on Earth can expect due to rising carbon dioxide levels within Earth's atmosphere.

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

11. 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.

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