Course title

Environmental Systems - 1A



Course description

Below is the environmental systems course descriptions semester 1A obtained from Texas Tech High School webpage:†

The class does require laboratory activities.

High-school Environmental Systems; first semester.

In this first semester of Environmental Systems; students will work through the first three units of the science textbook: Introduction to Environmental Science; Ecology; and Populations.

Students conduct laboratory and field investigations; use scientific methods during investigations; and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: biotic and abiotic factors in habitats; ecosystems and biomes; interrelationships among resources and an environmental system; sources and flow of energy through an environmental system; relationship between carrying capacity and changes in populations and ecosystems; and changes in environments.

Required Textbook (sold separately):

This course uses the following†digital†science textbook:

  • Heithaus; M. R.; & Arms; K. (2013).†Environmental science.†Orlando; FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN-13: 978-0-544-14859-8

Additionally; students will need an online account at††in order to access some of the virtual lab materials and other online resources. Students will obtain this account through their access to the digital textbook; which can only be purchased through the TTU K-12 partner bookstore at† Once you have purchased the digital textbook; you will receive a username and password via email from MBS Direct once they have set up your account.

If you would like a printed book; you can purchase the†optionalprinted†text:

    • Heithaus; M. R.; & Arms; K. (2013).†Environmental science.†Orlando; FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 978-0-547-90401-6.

Please note that you will not be able to access any of the digital resources if you purchase only the printed textbook.

Click to view the course syllabus:†ENVIRSYS 1A Syllabus

Add to cart:†HIGH ENVS 1A / Online

School country

United States

School state


School city


High school

Texas Tech Univeristy High School

School / district Address

PO Box 42191, Lubbock, TX

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • LINT
  • Integrated science

Approved date

Online / Virtual