Ch 16: ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 4.2: Human Impact on Land

About This Chapter

The Human Impact on Land chapter of this ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with humans' impact on land. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Human Impact on Land textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Human Impact on Land chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the topics on humans' impact on land 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:

  • Various types of land uses
  • Soil structure and types
  • Land degradation
  • Habitat fragmentation
  • Suburban sprawl's environmental impact
  • Causes and effects of deforestation
  • How desertification can result from human activities

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6 Lessons in Chapter 16: ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 4.2: Human Impact on Land
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Types of Land Uses: Recreational, Transport, Agricultural, Residential & Commercial

1. Types of Land Uses: Recreational, Transport, Agricultural, Residential & Commercial

Humans use land for lots of different things. Today you'll learn about the types of land use, why it's important, and how that relates to zoning. You can finish by completing a quiz on the topic.

What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types

2. What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types

Soil is the material found on the surface of the earth that is composed of organic and inorganic material. Soil varies due to its structure and composition. Learn about the different types of soil and soil structures in this video lesson.

Land Degradation and Habitat Fragmentation: The Environmental Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture

3. Land Degradation and Habitat Fragmentation: The Environmental Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture

Although we all need food to survive, the methods we use to produce that food can be problematic. In this lesson, we will explore how industrialized agriculture negatively impacts the environment and, as a result, makes the land less productive in producing crops and livestock.

Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

4. 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.

Desertification Caused by Human Activity

5. Desertification Caused by Human Activity

The earth is constantly changing, and one very dramatic and important change is from fertile land to deserts. This process of desertification can occur naturally, but is often caused or accelerated by human actions. Humans can accelerate this process by overgrazing, poor irrigation techniques, diverting rivers, and deforestation. This large issue is a global problem that must be combated.

Deforestation: Definition, Causes & Consequences

6. Deforestation: Definition, Causes & Consequences

Deforestation is the clearing of trees without the intent of replacing them or reestablishing a stand of trees. Learn reasons for deforestation and discover the consequences of this process in all forests, including tropical forests.

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