Environmental science is a captivating and rapidly expanding field, and this course offers compelling lessons that cover many aspects of the field: ecology, the biosphere, land, forests and soil, water, energy and resources, and societies and policy. Through unique activities and material, high school students connect scientific theory and concepts to current, real-world dilemmas, providing them with opportunities for mastery in each of the segments throughout the semester.
Environmental Science B covers the following concepts:
- The Atmosphere, Weather and Climate including the studies of atmospheric pollution, ozone, air masses and fronts and global climate change
- The Geosphere and Land Resources including the studies of human use of land, soil around the world, minerals and mining and land management and planning
- The Hydrosphere and Water Resources including the studies of the water we use, water pollution and water policy
- Earth’s Energy Resources including the studies of limiting factors and humans, nuclear energy and the social cost of resource use
- Humans and the Environment including the studies of human impact on the environment, impact policy, the effects of technology and success stories.