AP Central Class Codes for on line class support. https://myap.collegeboard.org/login
Per 4 7RM2PJ
Per 5 R3NXPV
Per 6 M7Z7QV
To purchase your AP Exam go to Total Registration https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/053880
Test Registration: $99 by Sept 27 or $105 by Oct 31 or $124 by Nov 15, or $134 after Nov 15
Advanced Placement Environmental Science (a.k.a. APES)
Mrs. Burdick-Rutz 2020-2021
951-294-6450 ext. 3504
AP Environmental Science is a course on cause, effect and solutions to environmental issues. We will learn this by using science, as a process, to analyze energy, observe Earth as an interconnected system, examine how humans alter our world and finally reflect that the health of our environment depends on a sustainable Earth system for all of us.
The materials and experiences presented in this course will help you gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for our natural world. You will be encouraged to integrate personal sustainability habits into your life. This knowledge will be developed through discussions, labs, research and writing on topics under the course categories listed in the table below.
Our course is designed to match the curriculum laid out by College Board at AP Central. It is encouraged that students take the AP exam. Students who earn a score of 3, 4 or 5 may receive college credit when they further their education after high school. This course is accepted as a lab based science course for UC and Cal State admissions (the "D" category).
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Critical Dates to Remember: You will log in to My AP College board website Course Registration:
Per 4 7RM2PJ
Per 5 R3NXPV
Per 6 M7Z7QV
AND go to Total Registration to pay for the test (demo in class and GOHS AP website). $99 by Sept 27
Semester 1 Final Exam: Friday, Dec 18 Semester 2 Final Exam: Thursday, April 22
APES College Board Exam: Monday, 5/14/21 @ Noon
Semester 2 Final Re-Take: with senior finals- May 27
Expectations: Due to the nature of this course, it is an expectation that you have good organization. The rigor and pace of the class demands reading, sleep and more reading the textbook in small chunks, it is necessary for your brain to retain information. A pacing guide will be provided to help you and support your reading schedule.
Supplies: The textbook is Exploring Environmental Science. There will be considerable online resources available to support learning with MY AP College Board.
Tests, FRQ, Quizzes, FINAL EXAM
Labs & Projects
Synchronous Classroom, discussion boards, practice and notes
Intro Unit- Sustainability Ch 1 and 2
Tragedy of the Commons Lab
A Shoe-In Project
Unit 1:Ecosystems; Ch 3, 5, 6
Rot Race-Compost Lab
Reflection on Walden or Sand County
Unit 2: Biodiversity Ch 4, 7
Endangered Species Project
Unit 3:Populations Ch 8, 9
Invasive Species Project
Unit 4 Earth Systems and Resources Ch 11, 13
Soils Testing Lab
Porosity and Permeability
Mining Simulation Lab
Intro- Low Tide at Dana Point Biodiversity Index Lab and FieldworkUnit 5:Land and Water Use Ch 10 12
Food Production Project
Unit 6 Energy and Conservation Ch 14, 15
Wind Turbines Lab
Solar Panels Lab
Solar House Project
Unit 7 Atmospheric Pollution Ch 19
Air Quality Monitoring Lab
Unit 8 Aquatic/Terrestrial Pollution 16, 17, 18,
Water Quality Lab
SWAG Bag Lab
Unit 9 Global Climate Change Ch 20
Sustainable City Project
Due to the unknown length of our Remote Learning Model some labs may change but this is my plan
*Your AP grade converts GPA, ex. “A” in AP=5 points
- Scholarship - Try your best. Keep a notebook of all your work to show your knowledge building.
- Integrity - Do your own work. Academic Integrity is critical and routinely enforced.
- Involvement - Engage in class on-line and at school activities as prescribed. Ask questions.
Citations for your Project Research Credit must be given & plagiarism will NOT be tolerated. If you cannot cite the website then you cannot use the information! MLA format is standard. There are sites on the web that tell you exactly how to write one.
**USE THE PURDUE OWL: HTTP://OWL.ENGLISH.PURDUE.EDU/OWL/RESLOURCE/747/07/
Environmental Science is not just a class, it is a new way of thinking about the world! Enjoy this opportunity, as you are among the few who will take the time STUDY this discipline.
WARMEST WOLFPACK WELCOME!