COURSE DESCRIPTION

Environmental Science (Honors)
Grade 12
2 credits
Prerequisite: none

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary course that integrates biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and social studies. Many key concepts from previous science courses are reinforced and applied to the study of environmental systems. A goal of the course is for students to develop a stronger appreciation for the environment and an awareness of the role humans have in it. Good stewardship of resources is emphasized throughout the course. Topics studied include ecological systems, resource use, energy, pollution, climate change, biodiversity, conservation and sustainability. Students will also further their development in laboratory skills such as measuring, predicting, collecting data, and analyzing data.

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