AP Environmental Science
September 5, 2024 through May 2, 2025
RECOMMENDED FOR: Juniors and Seniors
COURSE LISTING: Science
PREREQUISITES: Chemistry and Biology
APPROXIMATE TEXT/RESOURCES COST: $60
The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. Students will be expected to view daily videos on the AP Classroom website and answer topic questions to check their comprehension. Unit Progress Checks and Unit Tests will be accessed on the AP Classroom site at the conclusion of each topic. A variety of virtual lab activities will also be completed for each unit. Following through with this protocol, students should be well prepared for the AP Environmental Exam offered by the College Board at their school in the Spring. This course requires weekly engagement but is primarily asynchronous which allows students to work around their school schedule. There is a synchronous meeting that will take place one evening per week for students to attend. Meeting times to be determined at the beginning of the term.