A.P. Environmental Science
NOTES / HANDOUTS


Third Quarter

 

Topic 8 - Ecosystems

200-201 - Subdivisions of the Earth
202 - Nutrition Acquisition
206 - Symbiotic Relationships
207-208 - Example Symbiotic Relationships Chart
234-235 - Succession
236 - Terrestrial Biomes Map - Blank
237-238 - Terrestrial Biomes Information Chart
239 - Aquatic Ecosystems Introduction
240 - Freshwater Ecosystems
241-243 - Transitional Aquatic Ecosystems: Wetlands and Estuaries
244-246 - Florida Everglades Case Study
203-204 - Energy Flow through Ecosystems

 

Topic 7 - Pollution and Waste

174 - Pollution Introduction / Classifications
175-176 - Primary and Secondary Air Pollution
177-178 - Acid Deposition
179-180 - Ozone Depletion
181-182 - Greenhouse Effect
183 - Indoor Air Pollution
184-185 - Feedback Mechanisms
186-190 - Pollution Study Guide and Practice Questions
191-192 - Waste Disposal: Landfills, Incinerator, Wastwater Treatment
193 - Hazardous Waste Disposal & Other Ways of Dealing with Waste
194 - E-Waste
195-197 - Laws / Technology to Reduce Pollution
198 - E-Waste / Recycling Free Response Practice
199 - Waste Study Guide

 

Topic 6- Energy Resources

132-135 - Dimensional Analysis Practice
136-137 - Matter and Energy
138-140 - Laws of Thermodynamics and How Hybrid Cars Work
141-144 - Power Generation
145-146 - Energy Problems and Dimensional Analysis
145-146 - Energy Problems and Dimensional Analysis - ANSWERS
147-148 - Energy Problems and Dimensional Analysis - Take 2
147-148 - Energy Problems and Dimensional Analysis - Take 2 - ANSWERS
153-154 - Coal
155-158 - Oil
159-160 - Natural Gas
161-163 - Nuclear Power
164 - Solar Power
165 - Wind Power
166 - Hydropower / Hydroelectric Power
167 - Geothermal Energy / Biomass
168 - Cogeneration and Energy Efficiency
169 - Hydrogen Fuel Cells
170-173 - Nuclear Energy and Renewable Rources Study Guide

 

Second Quarter

Topic 5 - Geology and Mineral Resources

112 - Rock Cycle Reference Table with Definitions
113 - Tectonic Plates Map and Earth Interior
114 - Tectonic Plate Boundaries
115 - Plate Tectonics and Environmental Science
116 - Plate Tectonics Free Response
117-121 - Properties and Classifications of Soil
122-126 - Geology and Soils Review Questions
127 - Soil Degradation
128 - Soil Conservation Techniques
129-131 - Mineral Resources and Mining


Topic 4b - Toxicology 2: Human Health and Pesticides

96-97 - Transmissible and Non-transmissible Diseases
98 - Changes in Agriculture to Feed a Growin Population
99 - Botany of Desire Study Guide
100-101 - Methods to Increase Food Supplies / Feed a Growing Population
102 - Government Regulations
103-104 - Pesticides Article
105-107 - Florida Oranges Article
108 - Alternatives Ways to Control Pests
109-111 - Human Health and Pesticides Study Guide


Topic 4a - Toxicology

67-69 - Contagion Study Guide Questions
69a-b - Contagion: Real Life Connections
70-71 - Toxicology Intro
72-73 - Determining Toxicity
74-76 - Determining Toxicity Worksheets (Dimensional Analysis Problems) - BLANK
74-76 - Determining Toxicity Worksheets (Dimensional Analysis Problems) - ANSWERS
77-78 - Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification
79-82 - Fooling with Nature Article
83-84 - Fooling with Nature Article - Follow Up Questions
85 - Effects of Chemical Exposure
86-88 - Lake Apopka Alligators Case Study
89-90 - Great Lakes Birds Case Study
91-92 - Rachel Carson and Silent Spring
93 - Toxicology Exam Study Guide
94-95 - Toxicology Review Questions

 

First Quarter

Topic 3 - Biogeochemical (Nutrient) Cycles and the Human Impact

43 - Water Trivia Challenge Facts
44-45 - The Water Cycle and Aquifers
46 - Watersheds
47 - Carbon Footprint
48 - Carbon Cycle Diagram (empty)
48 - Carbon Cycle Diagram (filled in)
49 - Carbon Cycle Notes
50 - Nitrogen Cycle (empty flowchart for practice)
50-51 - Nitrogen Cycle (filled in)
52-53 - Phosphorus Cycle
54-56 - Cultural Eutrophication
57 - Sulfur Cycle
58 - Important Ions / Chemical Formulas from All Cycles (empty)
58 - Important Ions / Chemical Formulas from All Cycles (filled in)
59-65 - Biogeochemical Cycles (Nutrient Cycles) Review Questions
66 - Eutrophication Free Response
33 More Biogeochemical Cycles Review Questions
33 More Biogeochemical Cycles Review Questions - ANSWERS



Topic 2 - Population Dynamics and the Human Population

26 - Measuring Populations
27 - Exponential versus Logistic Growth
28 - Population Overshoots
29 - Reproductive Strategies - r v K-strategists
30-31 - Populations Changes (growth rate and doubling time calculations)
32-39 - Human Populations
32-34 - Human Population Statistics / Demographic Studies
35 - U.N. Classification: Developed v. Developing Countries
36 - Comprehensive Comparison of Ddveloped, Emerging, and Developing Countries
37 - The Demographic Transition Model
38-39 - Age Structure Diagrams (Population Pyramids)
40-41 - Government Influence on Populations

 

Topic 1- Sustainability and Understanding the Environment

Tragedy of the Commons (small print)
Safety Guidelines
3 - The King's Fable
4 - Environmental Science Themes
5 - Human Population's Affect on Sustainable Development
6 - Tragedy of the Commons Vocabulary
6 - Tragedy of the Commons Vocabulary - ANSWERS
7-8 - Tragedy of the Commons Questions
9-15 - Government Subsidies Article / Notes
16 - Natural Resources
17 - Environmental Ethics
18-19 - Lorax Video Questions
20-21- Cultural Changes Affect Sustainability
22 - Grand Banks Cod Free Response
23 - Writing an Abstract
24-25 - Topic 1 Exam Study Guide