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Environmental Science: Water and Land


TN Environmental Science Standards

Water and Land Resources

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Environmental Science: Standard 4 - Water and Land Resources
Checks for Understanding
4.1 | 4.2 | 4.3 | 4.4 | 4.5 | 4.6 | 4.7 | 4.8 | 4.9 | 4.10 | 4.11

Science Curriculum Standards
3260 - Environmental Science

Internet Resources
Differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable resources.
  1. Sources of Renewable Energy - from AGORES (A Global Overview of Renewable Energy Sources)
Summarize how environmental problems (e.g., erosion, desertification, acid deposition, simplified ecosystems, and soil salinization) are associated with farming practices and soil conservation practices.
  1. Humans have huge impact on erosion - a report from MSNBC
Investigate the impact of the green revolution on world food production and on the environment.
Investigate the pros and cons of producing crops through genetic engineering.
Summarize the ecological services and economic benefits provided by forests.
Summarize the environmental impact of extracting, processing, and using mineral resources.
Conduct a controlled experiment to determine effects of soil salinization on seed germination.
Use an environmentally significant case study (e.g., oil exploration in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge) to explain the difference between preservation and conservation.
Summarize the roles of various public and private organizations (e.g., Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, World Wildlife Fund, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior, Tennessee Wildlife resource Agency, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation) involved in natural resource protection and use.
Research a Tennessee city, such as Chattanooga. Incorporate green design features into a plan for sustainable development in your community.
Research and summarize U.S. environmental laws related to natural resources (e.g., Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, Food Quality Protection Act, Endangered Species Act, Soil Conservation Act, and National Park Service Act).

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