AP Environmental Science provides an investigative approach to the interrelationships of the natural world through the study of the fundamental concepts, principles, and methodologies of Environmental Science, with an emphasis on inquiry and critical thinking skills, including problem solving and experimental investigations. During this academic year, students will learn how to utilize scientific processes to analyze real life data obtained through scientific investigations in class, in the field and in lab simulations. Topics of study include Earth systems and Resources, Ecosystems and Energy Flow, Population Biology, Land and Water Use, Energy Resources and Consumption, Pollution, Agriculture, Conservation and Global Change. The class will guide students in understanding some of the most pressing issues of our time by interpreting scientific data and drawing logical conclusions from real life case studies. Developing laboratory skills such as data collection & analysis, evaluation of information, and communication of experimental results will be emphasized throughout the course. Ongoing field studies, on-site labs and lab simulations, and investigation of various case studies are an integral component of this course. Students will keep a detailed and organized notebook of their lab reports, field notes and data collection for each unit.
iLEAD Online AP courses offer live support for test preparation in advance of the spring testing date.
UC/CSU “d” credit
This course fee does not include the cost of the AP College Board test