AP Environmental Science

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Teacher: David Cain
Date/Time: Wednesday - 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Recommended Grades: 11th, 12th
Departments: Advanced Placement, Science
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

AP (Advanced Placement) Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary science that strives to understand the interrelationships within the natural world and the relationship between man and the environment.  The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand these interrelationships, 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. More specifically, we will explore the process and application of science, underlying energy conversions within ecological processes, basics of earth systems, human interaction, social context of environmental problems, environmental stewardship, and development of sustainable systems.  The course will go beyond the general parameters of the field by discussing and evaluating the various aspects from a biblical worldview.  Course materials will include written, internet, video and lab resources.  Students will be required to maintain a lab notebook.