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AP Environmental Science
AP Environmental Science is a course that will provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies requried 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 or preventing them.
Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. Yet there are several major unifying constructs, or themes, that cut across the many topics included in the study of environmental science.
Tina Fugate
Becki Foster
Biology with Chemistry highly recommended.
Can be currently enrolled in Chemistry.
-Environmental Interrelationships
-Environmental Ethics
-Environment's Relationships With Organisms
-Ecosystems and Communities
-Population Principles
-Human Population
-Human Impact on Ecosystems
-Energy Resources
-Nuclear Energy
-Hazardous Materials
-Waste Disposal
-Agriculture and Pest Management

Suggested Labs/Activities

-Census Data Research
-Population Profiles
-Ecological Footprint Activity
-Owl Pellet Activity
-Food Webs/Chains
-Succession Studies
-Ecosystem/Biodiversity Inventory and Analysis
-Water Analysis
-Soil Analysis
-Herbicide Evaluation

All AP Courses undergo an AP Course Audit through College Board. Please refer to their website for further information.

Additional textbooks, other than those listed below may be appropriate for the AP Environmental Science course. However, schools should make every effort to acquire textbooks no older than five years old for use in this course.

Botkin, Daniel B., and Edward A. Keller. Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet. New
York: John Wiley & Sons.

Berg, Linda, and Peter H. Raven. Environment. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Brennan, Scott R., and Jay H. Withgott. Environment: The Science Behind the Stories. San
Francisco: Pearson Education/Benjamin Cummings.

Chiras, Daniel D. Environmental Science. Boston: Jones and Bartlett.

Cunningham, William P., Mary Ann Cunningham, and Barbara Woodward Saigo.
Environmental Science: A Global Concern. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Enger, Eldon D., and Bradley F. Smith. Environmental Science: A Study of Interrelationships.
New York: McGraw-Hill.

Miller, G. Tyler. Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions. Pacific Grove,
CA: Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning.

Miller, G. Tyler, Jr. Environmental Science: Working with the Earth. Pacific Grove, CA:
Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning.

Wright, Richard. Environmental Science. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

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