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    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Syllabus & Pacing Guide

     

     Course Description

     The goal of this course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, and to evaluate the risks associated with these problems and examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. There is an extensive field work component to this course as to best understand the environment, one must be in the environment.

     

    PACING GUIDE

    Unit/Topic/Skill

    Suggested Time Frame

    Notes

    History of Environmental Science and Chemistry Review

    2 weeks

     

    Ecology

    6 weeks

     

    Human Population Diversity

    2 weeks

     

    Sustaining Biodiversity

    4 weeks

     

    Water and Soil Resources

    4 weeks

     

    Energy

    4 weeks

     

    Pollution

    4 weeks

     

    Human Society

    4 weeks

     

    Human Impact on the Environment

    4 weeks