The history of science and the current advances in technology are incorporated into each science course along with ethical and environmental issues.
AP Environmental Science
Environmental Science embraces a wide variety of topics from biology, chemistry, geology, earth science to social science. This course 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. Not only is it a science in the traditional sense, it is complicated by societies, opinions, governments, beliefs, economics, laws and ethics. Laboratory, field, and internet-based research and investigations are emphasized to familiarize you with contemporary research, investigative, and problem-solving techniques. Students will experience confounding variables that exist in the natural world while developing data collection, sampling and analysis procedures. Students will use appropriate mathematical calculations to analyze and present data as biostatistics is essential to the understanding of this course.