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The Relationship Between Humans and the Environment - Chapter Summary
The environment and human beings have a relationship whose effects are felt every day. The set of video and text lessons contained in this course explores this relationship while helping you prepare yourself for your upcoming CEOE Middle Level Social Studies certification exam. This chapter's videos and texts will cover topics that include the following:
- The decline of biodiversity
- Industrial development and ecology
- Types of pollution
- Causes of eutrophication
- Greenhouse gases and the Greenhouse Effect
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The Relationship Between Humans and the Environment Chapter Objectives
The CEOE Middle Level Social Studies exam is given to teachers in the state of Oklahoma seeking their certification as teachers of social studies classes. Questions on human interaction with the environment will be seen in the Geography and Culture section, a multiple-choice portion that occupies approximately sixteen percent of the test.
1. What Is IPAT? - Factors of the Human Impact on the Environment
What do the letters IPAT have to do with the environment? Learn how this four-letter equation helps explain the environmental impact of different variables, including population, affluence, and technology.
2. Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity
When trees are lost due to deforestation, the result can be a drier climate and desertification or the transformation of the once fertile land to desert. Learn how deforestation and desertification can lead to a decline in biological diversity.
3. Industrial Development of Emerging Nations and the Environment
Industrial development has brought economic prosperity to a number of less developed countries. Learn about the environmental challenges and risks associated with these newly emerging national economies.
4. What Is Industrial Ecology? - Definition and Examples
Industrial ecology is a young science that studies industrial systems with the goal of finding ways to lessen their environmental impact. Learn how industries are using industrial ecology to reduce the use of natural resources and generate less waste.
5. Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological
Pollution is the presence of unwanted substances in an environment. It is often the result of human interference. Learn about physical, chemical and biological pollutants and see examples of each.
6. Human Causes of Eutrophication
Eutrophication occurs when a body of water becomes overly enriched with nutrients. While this can happen naturally, accelerated eutrophication is typically the result of human activities. Learn about the human causes of eutrophication.
7. 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.
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