Environmental science is the combination of science, social sciences, and the humanities. In this course students will study the tools of environmental science, ecology, populations, water, air, and land systems and resources, mineral and energy resources, human health, and the future of the human population on earth. We will also discuss current events as they happen and students will have the opportunity to learn soft-skills like research, planning a project, interviewing experts in their fields, and presenting their findings.
What is environmental science?
At Mastery Academic we use Canvas as our learning management system (LMS), which affords us lots of great features to make student learning better. All student work and communication is conducted through the course shell on Canvas. Canvas can be accessed using any browser and also has companion apps for tablets and phones. Within Canvas, students will learn through multiple ways including visual, auditory, and tactile. I strive to provide a learning environment that is successful regardless of your personal learning style and provide a lot of flexibility as far as how to learn the content of the course.
Students will have 2 free tutoring sessions, each 30 minutes long (a $50 value), that they can use during the year to get additional help. This will be automatically included in your purchase. Further sessions are available for purchase here.
- Writing instruments: color nonspecific; HOWEVER, please do not write in highlighter
- High speed, broadband Internet
- Sound card and microphone (for live sessions)
- Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
Additional books and resources may be recommended during the year. A lab material list is available below.
Environmental Science: A Global Concern AP® Edition 14th ed. (McGraw-Hill) (Digital version provided with class enrollment) ISBN13: 9780076806799
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- Readings and Practice: 25%
- Labs: 25%
- Exams: 40%
- Student Professionalism: 10%
Extra Credit will be available at the teacher’s sole discretion and is NOT guaranteed.
Here are some examples of student work in the course. Besides the typical assignments, we also create superheroes from energy sources during Unit 6: Energy Resources and Consumption. Take a look!
(Work shared with student permission.)
Who Should Enroll?
The qualified student:
- is in 9-12th grades (this is mandated by College Board in order to award AP® credit).
- has taken biology and/or chemistry and scored a B or better.
- has completed algebra 1 with a B or better.
- has strong reading and writing skills.
- can work independently and ask for help when necessary.
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