Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of high school laboratory science or instructor permission
Offered: Online School for Girls Girls and Online Independent School, School Year (September 2016 - May 2017)
AP® Environmental Science will 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. Humans have made an enormous impact on the Earth, particularly in the past few decades, with our advances in technology, rapid population growth, and excessive energy use. Our own survival depends on developing practices that will achieve sustainable systems that are both economical and ecologically friendly. Therefore, much of the course will consist of ethical discussions and collaborative projects designed to probe how different cultures and social structures affect the environment, and to explore potential solutions to today’s environmental issues. Students in AP® Environmental Science will engage collaboratively to investigate the real-world problems that face our environment today such as biodiversity loss, energy conservation, and climate change. They will study not only our environment but also work collaboratively to understand our role in it.
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