Ch 17: ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 4.3: Human Impact on the Atmosphere

About This Chapter

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

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Human Impact on the Atmosphere 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 the atmosphere 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:

  • Greenhouse gases
  • The enhanced greenhouse effect
  • Types of air pollution
  • Air pollution sources
  • Acid precipitation and its effects
  • Using the air quality index
  • Sources of indoor air pollution
  • Global climate change

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6 Lessons in Chapter 17: ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 4.3: Human Impact on the Atmosphere
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Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

1. 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.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

2. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Acid Precipitation: Definition, Causes & Effects

3. Acid Precipitation: Definition, Causes & Effects

Explore the way that acid precipitation develops and the role that we play in it. Learn about the different environmental and human problems that it can cause.

Air Quality Index: Definition & Uses

4. Air Quality Index: Definition & Uses

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what the air quality index is, what numbers mean on the US scale, and how the index is used. A short quiz will follow.

What Is Indoor Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Effects

5. What Is Indoor Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Effects

In this video lesson, you will learn the harmful effects of indoor air pollution. You will also gain an understanding of the sources of indoor air pollution, and how they differ between developed and developing nations.

Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

6. Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

In this video lesson, you will learn about the potential effects of global climate change. You will also learn how some are working to better understand climate change in order to slow the rate of temperature increase on Earth.

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