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Environmental Issues FINAL EXAM REVIEW: I CAN...
Chapters 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, “food” and videos
1. List various human activities that affect the environment....and explain how.
2. Compare/contrast the agricultural revolution and the industrial revolution + give examples for each in
which human activities altered their environment.
3. Explain what is meant by “ecological footprint”.
4. Compare the ecological footprint of a person living in a developed nation to that of a person living in a
developing nation.
5. Explain the differences between a developing and a developed nation…plus examples for each.
6. Explain the difference between observations, hypotheses, and predictions.
7. Explain the difference between a control group and an experimental group + describe the
significance/value of each to an experiment.
8. List the steps of the scientific method in the order they typically occur.
9. Identify/Explain the conflicts addressed by Hardin’s “Tragedy of the Commons” and how this relates to
our present day.
10. Explain what a natural resource is.
11. Explain what sustainability is.
12. Identify the differences between renewable and non renewable resources + give examples for each.
13. Explain when/for what reasons scientists use correlations to test predictions.
14. Determine whether Earth is an open or closed system with respect to matter and energy.
15. Describe the three main properties of a population.
16. Describe exponential population growth.
17. Describe how the reproductive behavior of individuals can affect the growth rate of their population.
18. Explain how population sizes in nature are regulated.
19. Explain the difference between niche and habitat.
20. Describe the five major types of interactions between species.
21. Explain the difference between parasitism and predation.
22. Explain how symbiotic relationships may evolve.
23. Describe how the size and growth rate of the human population has changed in the last 200 years.
24. Define four properties that scientists use to predict population sizes.
Environmental Issues FINAL EXAM REVIEW: I CAN...
Chapters 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, “food”, and videos
25. Make predictions about population trends based on age structure (AKA population pyramids).
26. Describe the four stages of the demographic transition.
27. Explain why different countries may be at different stages of the demographic transition.
28. Describe three problems caused by rapid human population growth.
29. Compare population growth problems in more-developed countries and less developed countries.
30. Analyze strategies countries may use to reduce their population growth.
31. Describe worldwide population projections into the next century.
32. Describe the diversity of species types on Earth, relating the differences between known numbers and estimated
33. List and describe three levels of biodiversity.
34. Explain four ways in which biodiversity is important to ecosystems and humans.
35. Analyze the potential value of a single species.
36. Define and give examples of endangered and threatened species.
37. Describe several ways that species are being threatened with extinction globally.
38. Explain which types of threats are have the largest impact on biodiversity
39. Explain how population growth is contributing to environmental degradation (be detailed/specific in your
answer)? SOLUTIONS?
40. It is documented that it is Ecoli (a bacteria) in the hamburger meat/cows that can/is making people sick.
What is a realistic solution to eliminate this problem?
41. Explain the correlation between geography and inequality?
42. Explain why it is that herbivores are the best choice for domestication?
43. Thoughts on GMO’s (pros, cons, public knowledge, voting, “right to know”, concerns, etc.).
44. What is “factory” farming? How/why is it beneficial? How/why is it necessary (or is it)? SOLUTIONS?
45. What is the “Green Revolution”? Where did it begin and when? Significance?