AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Mrs. Lauren Wold
Welcome to APES! This class will look at many topics in Environmental Science. We will cover
major environmental topics such as acid rain, biodiversity, and global warming, as well as,
energy, the atmosphere, water, soil, human populations and waste. Because this course is
Environmental SCIENCE and not Environmental Studies, it will have a large laboratory and field
investigation component. This allows students to learn about the environment through first
hand observation. Sometimes we will be going off campus for our studies. A mandatory field
trip permission form will be kept on file for each student. Parents should be aware that their
student will be leaving campus periodically as part of the course. It is my hope that you will
come out of the class with a better understanding and appreciation for the world around you.
COLLEGE BOARD AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Multiple Choice Test- (35%)
Free Response Questions- (30%)
Reading Quizzes- (15%)
Daily assignments/labs- (20%)
Binder or Spiral Notebook
Field Trip Release Form
Access to a computer with Internet
Text: Living in the Environment by Miller
Exemplary behavior is expected at all times.
All school and district rules apply in the classroom.
Tardies will be taken so be on time!
1. Late assignments will be accepted up to three days late, with a 30 point penalty.
Students have one day for each excused day of absence to make up the work. It is the
student’s responsibility to find out what work was missed during an absence.
2. Follow all safety rules. Eating, drinking and chewing gum are not permitted in the lab.
3. Students are expected to complete their own work. Cheating, copying, and plagiarism
will not be tolerated. Any such activity will receive a zero for the assignment/test,
parents will be contacted, a U in citizenship and a demerit assigned when the assistant
principal is involved.
4. Use of cell phones and other electronic devices is not permitted unless being used for
5. Be on time and ready to work when the bell rings. In preparing for the AP test, there is
no time to waste.
All tests in this class will be timed. This is to prepare you for the AP exam. Tests will be multiple
choice and 1 free response. It is my responsibility as an AP teacher to prepare my students for
the AP exam. There will be a practice exam in May to help make sure you are ready for the
A student will receive an opportunity to be re-evaluated when he/she receives a grade
below a 70% in the evaluation category (excluding evaluation grades received on
projects/assignments that extend over a period of 5 days.) In order for re-evaluation to occur,
the student will participate in the re-teaching process as determined by the teacher. The re-
evaluation score will replace the original score with a maximum grade of a 70%. The re-
evaluation process must take place within 5 school days of receiving the initial grade below 70%.
AP EXAM DATE:
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
AP Environmental Science
1st Six Weeks
2nd Six Weeks
Biodiversity and Endangered Species
3rd Six Weeks
Energy, Nonrenewable and Renewable Resources
4th Six Weeks
Pesticides and Toxicology
Air and the Atmosphere
5th Six Weeks
Water Pollution and Sewage Treatment
6th Six Weeks
AP Test May 6th
Fabulous Labs and Activities