Course ID: 03207AY17
Credits: 1
Term: On Demand 2016-17
Prerequisites:

Student must be approved by the department head prior to enrollment. Algebra I and two years of high school science with labs



Note: It is the expectation of VTVLC that students take the Advanced Placement Exam (AP® Exam) to receive Advanced Placement credit. Students need to be approved by the department head by completing and returning this AP Course Recommendation Letter Form.

Course Description:

Students must take the Advanced Placement Exam (AP® Exam ) in order to receive Advanced Placement credit. The goal of AP Environmental Science is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world and to identify and analyze environmental problems that are natural and human-made. Students will evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing problems. Laboratories support student content mastery in both hands-on and virtual experiences.



Topics & Concepts:
****ON DEMAND COURSES HAVE FLEXIBLE START AND ENDS DATES, DETERMINED BY THE STUDENT AND TEACHER. STUDENTS HAVE 6 MONTHS (OR LESS) TO COMPLETE 0.5 CREDIT. **** Segment I: Module 0 Getting Started
  • 00.01 Welcome
Module 1 Environmental Problems
  • 01.00 Module One Checklist
  • 01.01 Environmental Problems
  • 01.02 History of Environmental Problems
  • 01.03 Case Study: Tragedy of the Commons
  • 01.04 Public Lands
  • 01.05 Science
  • 01.06 Environmental Economics
  • 01.07 Environmental Politics
  • 01.08 AP Exam and Math Prep
  • 01.09 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 01.10 Module One Exam
  • Segment One Collaboration Project (due by end of Segment One – submitted as project 05.09)
Module 2 Living World
  • 02.00 Module Two Checklist
  • 02.01 Ecosystems
  • 02.02 Energy and Ecosystems
  • 02.03 Cycles
  • 02.04 Community Ecology
  • 02.05 Biodiversity
  • 02.06 AP Exam and Math Prep
  • 02.07 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 02.08 Module Two Exam
  • Segment One Collaboration Project (due by end of Segment One)
Module 3 Physical World
  • 03.00 Module Three Checklist
  • 03.01 Climates
  • 03.02 Terrestrial Biomes
  • 03.03 Ocean Circulation and Currents
  • 03.04 Aquatic Environments and Biodiversity
  • 03.05 Structure of the Earth
  • 03.06 Mineral Resources
  • 03.07 Forestry
  • 03.08 AP Exam and Math Prep
  • 03.09 Discussion–Based Assessment
  • 03.10 Module Three Exam
  • Segment One Collaboration Project (due by end of Segment One)
Module 4 Population
  • 04.00 Module Four Checklist
  • 04.01 Population Dynamics
  • 04.02 Demographics
  • 04.03 Urbanization
  • 04.04 AP Exam and Math Prep
  • 04.05 Discussion–Based Assessment
  • 04.06 Module Four Exam
  • Segment One Collaboration Project (due by end of Segment One)
Module 5 Energy
  • 05.00 Module Five Checklist
  • 05.01 Energy Concepts and Consumption
  • 05.02 Fossil Fuels I
  • 05.03 Fossil Fuels II
  • 05.04 Nuclear Energy
  • 05.05 Renewable Energy Resources I
  • 05.06 Renewable Energy Resources II
  • 05.07 Energy Conservation
  • 05.08 AP Exam and Math Prep
  • 05.09 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 05.09 Collaboration Project Segment One
  • 05.10 Module Five Exam
  • 05.11 Segment One Exam
Segment II Module 6 Atmosphere and Climate Change
  • 06.00 Module Six Checklist
  • 06.01 Air Pollution and Smog
  • 06.02 Ozone
  • 06.03 Acid Deposition
  • 06.04 Indoor Air Pollution
  • 06.05 Climate Change
  • 06.06 AP Exam and Math Prep
  • 06.07 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 06.08 Module Six Exam
  • Segment Two Collaboration Project (due by end of Segment Two – submitted as project 10.06)
Module 7 Land and Food
  • 07.00 Module Seven Checklist
  • 07.01 Soil
  • 07.02 Soil Conservation
  • 07.03 Agriculture and Food
  • 07.04 Pests and Pest Management
  • 07.05 Land Conservation
  • 07.06 AP Exam and Math Prep
  • 07.07 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 07.08 Module Seven Exam
  • Segment Two Collaboration Project (due by end of Segment Two)
Module 8 Water
  • 08.00 Module Eight Checklist
  • 08.01 Water Supply
  • 08.02 Water Quality
  • 08.03 Water Treatment
  • 08.04 AP Exam and Math Prep
  • 08.05 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 08.06 Module Eight Exam
  • Segment Two Collaboration Project (due by end of Segment Two)
Module 9 Toxicology and Risk
  • 09.00 Module Nine Checklist
  • 09.01 Risk
  • 09.02 Human Health
  • 09.03 Toxicology
  • 09.04 AP Exam and Math Prep
  • 09.05 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 09.06 Module Nine Exam
  • Segment Two Collaboration Project (due by end of Segment Two)
Module 10 Recycling and Sustainability
  • 10.00 Module Ten Checklist
  • 10.01 Solid Waste
  • 10.02 Hazardous Waste
  • 10.03 Recycling
  • 10.04 Global Change and Sustainability
  • 10.05 AP Exam and Math Prep
  • 10.06 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 10.06 Collaboration Project Segment Two
  • 10.07 Module Ten Exam
  • 10.08 Segment Two Exam


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