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Ch 10: ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 3.1: Earth's Support of Life

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The Earth's Support of Life chapter of this ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with Earth's support of life. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Earth's Support of Life textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Earth's Support of Life chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Earth's support of life 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:

  • To understand and explain the process of photosynthesis
  • How energy from the sun impacts Earth
  • What water is and how it supports life
  • The atmosphere's primary components
  • Effects and types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation
  • The significance of the ozone layer and its depletion

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6 Lessons in Chapter 10: ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 3.1: Earth's Support of Life
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Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

1. Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

Some people may falsely assume plants to be weaker than animals. However, plants and a few other organisms harness light energy from the sun to feed the rest of us. This lesson will introduce you to how they do it.

Solar Energy: Effects on Earth's Temperature

2. Solar Energy: Effects on Earth's Temperature

In this video lesson, learn about solar energy and how it affects temperatures on Earth. You will also learn what causes changes in day length and why some parts of Earth experience seasonal differences throughout the year.

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.

Major Components of the Atmosphere

4. Major Components of the Atmosphere

Our atmosphere is a complex mixture of many different gases. In this video lesson you will identify the major components of Earth's atmosphere as well as how much there is of each.

What is UV Radiation? - Definition, Types & Effects

5. What is UV Radiation? - Definition, Types & Effects

It's summertime, and you're applying sunscreen to avoid sunburn. But did you wonder what sunscreen does and what it protects us from? In this lesson, we'll learn all about UV radiation and some of its effects.

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

6. 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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