Environmental Science Online High School
Environmental science is a captivating and rapidly expanding field, and this course offers compelling lessons that cover many different aspects of the field: ecology, the biosphere, land, forests and soil, water, energy and resources, and societies and policy. Through unique activities and material, high school students connect scientific theory and concepts to current, real-world dilemmas, providing them with opportunities for mastery in each of the segments throughout the semester.
Textbook: Environmental Science - Excel Education Systems, Inc.
Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:
- Understand the interrelationships in the natural world.
- Examine the natural cycles of energy flow and evaluate how human interaction affects these cycles.
- Model real-world phenomena and determine possible consequences of specific actions.
- Defend the best choices to protect the environment with changing trends in human demographics.
Interpret evidence and communicate scientifically about environmental conditions and hazards
1: An Introduction to Environmental Science
2: Understanding Our Environment
3: Using the Scientific Method and Models
4: Our Changing Earth
5: Organization of Living Things
8: Aquatic Ecosystems
9: Exploring Populations
10: Understanding Human Populations
11: What is Biodiversity?
12: Water Resources
13: Air and Pollution
14: Earth's Climate
15: Land Use and Conservation
16: Agriculture and Food
17: Earth's Mineral Resources
18: Nonrenewable Energy Sources
19: Renewable Energy Sources
20: Waste Management
21: Human Health and The Environment
22: Politics, Economics, and The Environment
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = under 59%
Final Exam ………………. 30%
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