Environmental Science 

Credit gained: 1 High School Credit

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Chemistry 10

Course description

This course is offered to juniors or seniors, and is designed for students who intend on taking the AP Environmental Science Exam in May.  This is a rigorous course and it is recommended to have attained at least a B- in Physics 1 and Chemistry 10  to register. This course is appropriate for students with a genuine interest in the natural sciences, and especially in techniques and knowledge of environmental issues and problems. Topics covered in the course are: Basic Earth Science Topics: Plate Tectonics, Atmospheric Circulation, Soil Qualities, Ecosystems: Energy Flow and Matter Cycles, Evolution and Diversity, Biogeography: Climate and Biomes, Aquatic and Community Ecology, Population Dynamics, Human Population: Growth, Demography, Carrying Capacity, Sustainable Cities: Urban Land Use and Management, World Food Resources, Water Resources, Nonrenewable Mineral and Energy Resources, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Course Start/End Date:

  • Fall 2022: Starting week of October 3rd, 2022 to week of January 23rd, 2023
  • Winter 2023: Starting week of Feb. 13th, 2023 to week of May 29th, 2023
Course Duration: 15 weeks

Fellow/Online Instructor: Cramer, Justin

Cost: 600 Euros