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SCI 256 Week 1 Environmental Science and Human Population Worksheet

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Environmental Science
and Human Population Worksheet.

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Environmental Science and Human Population Worksheet

 

Using the textbooks, the University Library, or other resources,
answer each of the following questions in 100 to 200 words. 

 

1.    
What would you include in a brief
summary on the history of the modern environmental movement, from the 1960s to
the present?

 

2.     Explain
the primary concern over exponential population growth. What promotes
exponential population growth? What constrains exponential population growth?





3.     What
is carrying capacity? Compare predictions for human population growth in
developed countries versus developing countries. What will occur if carrying
capacity is exceeded?





4.     How do individual choices affect natural ecosystem? Provide examples
from your personal or community experience.

 

 

SCI 256 Week 2 Ecosystem Structure,
Function, and Change Paper

Select a representative natural ecosystem in your
area or one in which you are interested—such as a lake, preserve, or park—that
is managed for native species.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word
paper explaining the following:


  • The major
    structural and functional dynamics of your selected ecosystem

  • How humans
    may have affected the cycling of matter in ecosystems, including effects
    to the nitrogen, phosphorus, or carbon cycle

  • How
    knowledge about that ecosystem’s structure and function can help or has
    helped to develop plans for its restoration or management

  • The
    implication of species interactions on your selected ecosystem



Include two outside references.

Format your paper consistent
with APA guidelines.



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assignment.

 

 

 

SCI 256 Week 2 Natural Resources and
Energy Team Paper – Plan

Brainstorm topics
and who will cover what part of the Natural Resources and Energy Team Paper,
due in Week Three.

Create a
written plan of no more than 350 words of how you will complete the paper.
Include the resources you will use to complete the assignment.

Submit your
team’s written plan to your instructor for approval.

 

 

 

SCI 256 Week 3 Fossil Fuels and
Alternative Energy Resource Worksheet

Complete the University
of Phoenix Material: Fossil Fuels and Alternative Energy Resource Worksheet.



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Files tab to submit your assignment.

Fossil Fuels and Alternative Energy Resource Worksheet

 

Using
the textbooks, the University Library, or other resources, answer each of the
following questions in 150 to 200 words.





1.    
Select a fossil fuel. How is this fossil fuel
used? What are the adverse effects on the environment?





2.    
Select a local or regional alternative energy
resource. How might this resource be used to supplement or replace fossil
fuels?





3.    
If you were given the option, would you
choose to purchase your energy from alternative resources? Explain your reasoning.

 

 

SCI 256 Week 3 Natural Resources and
Energy Paper

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper on natural resources and
energy. Include the following:


  • Choose a
    specific ecosystem, such as a forest, grassland, or a marine or freshwater
    aquatic ecosystem.

  • Identify
    impacts associated with agriculture.

  • Identify and
    discuss the effects a growing human population may have on that
    ecosystem's resources, including loss or harm to populations of wild
    species.

  • Discuss one
    management practice for sustainability and conservation of natural
    resources in that ecosystem.

  • Identify the
    risks and benefits of extracting or using one type of nonrenewable and one
    type of renewable energy resource from that ecosystem, or in areas near
    that ecosystem.

  • Assess
    management practices for sustainability and conservation of natural
    resources and energy.



Include two outside references.

Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines.



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assignment.

 

 

 

SCI 256 Week 4 Environmental Pollution

Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix
Material: Environmental Pollution and select one option to complete the
assignment. You can choose from the following options:


  • Option 1:
    Environmental Pollution Scenario Review and Summary

  • Option 2:
    Environmental Pollution Argument



 

 

SCI 256 Week 4 Environmental Analysis
Topic Selection and Outline

Select a
topic for the team’s Environmental Analysis Presentation, due in Week Five.

Create a
brief outline indicating how you will complete the presentation. Include the
resources you will use to complete the assignment.

Submit your
outline to your instructor.

 

 

 

SCI 256 Week 5 Environmental Analysis
Presentation

Perform an
analysis of an environmental issue.

Prepare a
10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation
with detailed speaker notes. Include the following:


  • Select an environmental issue
    from any issues discussed in this class.

  • Describe the issue.

  • Identify the relative local,
    regional, national, or global policies addressing your issue.

  • Describe how the policies intend
    to address the issue.

  • Discuss the effectiveness,
    positive and negative, of any policies concerning the issue to include the
    following:


    • Challenges
      to policy implementation

    • Public
      opinion

    • Effects
      on individuals




Include no
less than one outside resource per team member.

Format your
presentation consistent with APA guidelines.


  • For Local Campus students, these
    are 15- to 20-minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft®
    PowerPoint® presentations.

  • For Online and Directed Study
    students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes.



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tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

SCI 256 Week 5 Final Examination

You have been elected President
of the United States (POTUS)!!  Your campaign promises included green
technology and the protection of fragile ecosystems and endangered
species.  But you also promised lower energy costs and plentiful resources
such as electricity and transportation fuels.  How do you propose to balance
this platform that got you elected to the most powerful office in the
world!!  The response should be 700-1000 words and use APA formatting.

 
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