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ENV 100 Week 5 Gamescape Summary and Worksheet

ENV 100 Week 5 Gamescape Summary and Worksheet
 

Resources: “Gamescape – Episode 5” Week Five Learning Activity, Gamescape Episode 5 Results PDF, and Week 5 Worksheet

Complete the Episode 5 Gamescape “Building a Positive Environmental Legacy” Week Five Learning Activity. Cite and reference any sources using APA format.

Retain the Episode 5 Results PDF to submit for this “Gamescape Summary and Worksheet” assignment.

Complete the Environmental Resources Worksheet. A word count of 50-75 words per question is needed.

Your writing in both assignments will be assessed for proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation, as well as for complete sentences.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your Gamescape Episode 5 Results (as a PDF) and your Worksheet (as a Word document).

Environmental Resources Worksheet

 

Using the assigned readings from Week Five, write a 50- to 75-word response to each of the following questions. Your responses will be assessed according to the accuracy of the content.

 

Minerals

 

 

 

 

Why are minerals needed in our society?
 

 

What is the difference between metallic and nonmetallic minerals? Provide two examples from each category and discuss their uses.
 

 

 

 

Mining

 

 

 

 

What are the different ways minerals can be mined? Provide a brief description of at least three types of mining.
 

 

How are minerals processed?
 

 

What effect does extracting minerals have on the environment?
 

 

 

 

Soil

 

 

 

 

What is your definition of soil? What is soil composed of? Why is soil important to the environment?
 

 

What types of organisms are found in soil? Determine the relationship between soil and organisms.
 

 

What is soil erosion? How can soil become polluted? What effect does soil erosion and pollution have on the environment?
 

 

What is the purpose of soil reclamation?
 

 

 

 

Forestry and Rangeland Resources and Management Strategies

 

 

 

 

Differentiate between government-owned and public lands. Which government agencies are involved with government-owned lands? What is the purpose of government-owned lands?
 

 

Why is the forest an important ecosystem?
 

 

What is your definition of forest management? What is its purpose? Describe the concept of sustainable forestry.
 

 

What effect does the harvesting of trees and deforestation have on forests and the environment? Is there a preferred method for harvesting trees? Explain.
 

 

What is a rangeland? Describe rangeland degradation and desertification. What effect does degradation and desertification have on the environment?
 

 

What is overgrazing? What effect does this have on rangelands?
 

 

What strategies can be employed for managing and conserving forests and rangelands?
 

 

 

 

Agriculture

 

 

 

 

What is the difference between industrialized and subsistence agriculture? What effect do these methods have on the environment?
 

 

What is one agricultural challenge, other than soil erosion, that society faces? Explain your answer.
 

 

How would you describe sustainable agriculture? How does it affect the environment?
 

 

In regards to agriculture, what are the advantages and disadvantages involved with genetic engineering?

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