Advanced Placement Environmental Science
Grades 11, 12
As this course progresses, students will view the world differently, become informed decision-makers, and grow to be stewards of the environment. The study of environmental science, in relation to the earth, is a combination of the physical, chemical, earth, and biological sciences. Topics covered include but are not limited to: ecosystems, biodiversity, population, resources, energy, pollution, urban planning, and sustainability. The study of economics and environmental law play an integral role in understanding the dynamics of the human impact on the earth. Field trips, laboratory exercises, group and project work, and individual assignments will enhance the content material. Students will be prepared to take the Advanced Placement Environmental Science exam in the spring.
Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry.