Welcome to Geoscience. This year long course will teach the basic concepts of Earth Science including Earth’s place in the Universe, Earth’s history, mapping, minerals and rocks, and Earth’s dynamic processes such as volcanoes and earthquakes.
Textbook: Prentice Hall – Earth Science (2006) (classroom copies only)
AP Environmental Science (APES) is a year long course designed to advance students’ knowledge of environmental science (relationship between the natural world and human activities). My goal is to 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 or preventing them. This course is truly interdisciplinary, including a wide range of content areas: geosciences, biology, environmental studies, conservation biology, chemistry, economics, politics and ethics. This leads to APES being a course that transcends traditional high school science subjects and requires an interdisciplinary approach coupled with the most current research in the field.
The ultimate goal of this class is to prepare students to succeed on the AP exam in May thus earning them college credit.
Textbook: Environmental Science 6th Edition by Botkin & Keller – Classroom copies will be made available so students can keep their copy at home.