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.
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 A1: An Introduction to Environmental Science2: Understanding Our Environment3: Using the Scientific Method and Models4: Our Changing Earth5: Organization of Living Things6: Ecosystems7: Biomes8: Aquatic Ecosystems9: Exploring Populations10: Understanding Human Populations11: What is Biodiversity?12: Water Resources
Semester B13: Air and Pollution14: Earth's Climate15: Land Use and Conservation16: Agriculture and Food17: Earth's Mineral Resources18: Nonrenewable Energy Sources19: Renewable Energy Sources20: Waste Management21: Human Health and The Environment22: Politics, Economics, and The Environment
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = under 59%
Written Assignments..... 35%
Final Exam ………………..... 30%
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science