Welcome to the website for AP Environmental Science!
Please note the navigation menu to the left. From there you can access the Course Calendar and details about the different units we cover in this class. Below you can find a description of the course and links to important documents, such as the syllabus.
Reminders for Students:
Bring to class every day:
-read relevant chapter in F/R
-answer checkpoint questions in textbook and review questions in notes
-answer multiple choice and free response questions at the end of the chapter
-put handouts/assignments/labs handed back or not collected into binder
-read any assigned chapters in Silent Spring
-if absent, it is your responsibility to make up missing work and get notes and assignments
-quizzes are possible any day/everyday
-check email for shared Google Docs
-check the calendar on the website for upcoming events or to find out what you missed if absent
Please note that events schedule in the APES Calendar are subject to change.
AP Environmental Science is designed to be the equivalent of a 1st year college level environmental science course. It provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. This includes identifying and analyzing environmental problems both natural and human made, evaluating the relative risks associated with these problems, and examining alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them.
The course will explore the following themes: science as a process, energy conversions in ecological processes, the Earth as an interconnected system, the effects of human activity on natural systems, the socio-cultural context of environmental problems, and developing practices to achieve sustainable systems.
Our textbook is Environmental Science for AP by Friedland and Relyea.
Seeing as how this is an 'environmental' science class, we will be going out and experiencing the environment for at least one major lab or series of labs.
Numerous other lab or lab type experiences will be undertaken to enhance the scientific nature of the course and students' understanding of the environment as well as how humans impact the environment.
In this class I will use Google Drive to share certain assignments.
Students will use it to access these assignments as well as to submit some assignments.