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High School Environmental Science

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Environmental Science discusses the environmental challenges that impact our future, such as land use, pollution, climate change, and loss of biodiversity. This course is centered around achieving global sustainability to meet the needs of a growing human population, while also maintaining natural resources and protecting Earth's various systems. The short- and long-term consequences of our actions to human health and the environment are also a course focus. With the collaboration of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and additional professional partners, this course highlights the research and field experiences of professors, scientists, conservationists, lawyers, and more, while sharing practical and sensible strategies for preserving the delicate balance between land, ocean, air, and life. In addition, this course creates a call to action for students by teaching them how to protect the world's biodiversity and resources by adjusting the way they live, work, play, and govern in the future.

Segment One

Module 01 - Land Use

  • Land Use Pretest
  • Land Use Introduction
  • What Is Environmental Science?
  • Tragedy of the Commons
  • Cycles In Ecosystems
  • Terrestrial Biomes
  • Deforestation
  • Mining and Drilling
  • Urbanization
  • Waste Disposal
  • Ecological Footprint
  • Land Use Reflection
  • Land Use Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Land Use Exam

Module 02 - Aquatic Interactions

  • Aquatic Interactions Pretest
  • Aquatic Interactions Introduction
  • Freshwater Biomes
  • Water Quality
  • Toxicology
  • Ocean Health
  • Ocean Impact and Recovery
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Aquatic Interactions Reflection
  • Aquatic Interactions Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Aquatic Interactions Exam

Module 03 - Climate Change

  • Climate Change Pretest
  • Climate Change Introduction
  • Atmosphere and Weather
  • Air Pollution
  • Greenhouse Effect
  • Ocean and Weather
  • Global Change
  • Addressing Climate Change
  • Honors Climate Change
  • Climate Change Reflection
  • Climate Change Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Segment One Review
  • Segment One Exam

Segments Two

Module 04 - Protecting Biodiversity

  • Protecting Biodiversity Pretest
  • Protecting Biodiversity Introduction
  • Ecology
  • Population Dynamics
  • Ecosystem Diversity
  • Ecological Tolerance
  • Species Survival
  • Global Biodiversity
  • Protecting Biodiversity Reflection
  • Protecting Biodiversity Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Protecting Biodiversity Exam

Module 05 - Human Activity

  • Human Activity Pretest
  • Human Activity Introduction
  • Population Growth
  • Demography
  • Environment and Human Health
  • Genetic and Pathogenic Diseases
  • Food Demand
  • Water Consumption
  • Energy Production
  • Human Activity Reflection
  • Human Activity Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Human Activity Exam

Module 06 - Greener Living

  • Greener Living Pretest
  • Greener Living Introduction
  • Renewable Energy II
  • Energy Conservation
  • Food Sustainability
  • Sustainable Model
  • Greener Lifestyle
  • Greener Living Reflection
  • Greener Living Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Segment Two Review
  • Segment Two Exam