the steps of the scientific method
how to write a TESTABLE hypothesis
how to identify dependent, independent, and control variables
how to set up a controlled experiment
Know how to....
write very large and very small numbers in scientific notation
Add and subtract numbers in scientific notation
Multiply and divide numbers in scientific notation
Solve problems using dimensional analysis
Know how to....
Determine how many significant figures are in a number
Add/subtract numbers using significant figures
Multiply/divide numbers using significant figures
Pioneers of Environmental Science
Tragedy of the Commons
There are four categories of ecosystem services: provisioning, regulating, cultural, and supporting.
What services does nature provide for us?
What is the value of natural capital?
How does nature remedy environmental issues?
Human survival depends on developing practices that will achieve sustainable systems. A suitable combination of conservation and development is required. The management of resources is essential. Understanding the role of cultural, social, and economic factors is vital to the development of solutions.
Sustainability refers to humans living on Earth and their use of resources without depletion of the resources for future generations. Environmental indicators that can guide humans to sustainability include biological diversity, food production, average global surface temperatures and CO2 concentrations, human population, and resource depletion.
How do communities become sustainable?
How are the struggles of urban areas different in achieving sustainability?
What is a lifestyle of voluntary simplicity?
CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)
CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)
CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA (CITES)
COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION, AND LIABILITY ACT (CERCLA)
ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (ESA)
SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (SWDA)
DELANEY CLAUSE OF FOOD, DRUG, AND COSMETIC ACT
RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)
How and why have environmental policies been created?
What are the main environmental statutes and how are they implemented?