Course title

Environmental Science



Course description

Environmental science is a captivating and rapidly expanding field; and this course offers compelling lessons that cover many different aspects of the field: ecology; the biosphere; land; forests and soil; water; energy and resources; and societies and policy. Through unique activities and material; high school students connect scientific theory and concepts to current; real-world dilemmas; providing them with opportunities for mastery in each of the segments throughout the semester.

Textbook:†Environmental Science - Excel Education Systems; Inc.

Course objectives:

Throughout the course; you will meet the following goals:

  • Understand the interrelationships in the natural world.
  • Examine the natural cycles of energy flow and evaluate how human interaction affects these cycles.
  • Model real-world phenomena and determine possible consequences of specific actions.
  • Defend the best choices to protect the environment with changing trends in human demographics.

Interpret evidence and communicate scientifically about environmental conditions and hazards

Semester A 1: An Introduction to Environmental Science 2: Understanding Our Environment 3: Using the Scientific Method and Models 4: Our Changing Earth 5: Organization of Living Things 6: Ecosystems 7: Biomes 8: Aquatic Ecosystems 9: Exploring Populations 10: Understanding Human Populations 11: What is Biodiversity? 12: Water Resources

Semester B 13: Air and Pollution 14: Earth's Climate 15: Land Use and Conservation 16: Agriculture and Food 17: Earth's Mineral Resources 18: Nonrenewable Energy Sources 19: Renewable Energy Sources 20: Waste Management 21: Human Health and The Environment 22: Politics; Economics; and The Environment

School country

United States

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School city


High school

Northgate Academy

School / district Address

601 Carlson Parkway Suite 1250

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Requested competency code

Lab Science

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Deferred date

Deferred Reason

In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science; we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.

Online / Virtual