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					                              AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
                                               (APES)
                                         Mrs. Lauren Wold
                                    Lauren.Wold@midwayisd.org

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:
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap07_envsci_coursedesc.pdf

GRADES:
Multiple Choice Test- (35%)
Free Response Questions- (30%)
Reading Quizzes- (15%)
Daily assignments/labs- (20%)

MATERIALS:
Binder or Spiral Notebook
Pen/Pencil
Field Trip Release Form
Access to a computer with Internet
Text: Living in the Environment by Miller

BEHAVIOR:
Exemplary behavior is expected at all times.
All school and district rules apply in the classroom.
Tardies will be taken so be on time!

CLASSROOM POLICIES:
   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
      classwork purposes.
   5. Be on time and ready to work when the bell rings. In preparing for the AP test, there is
      no time to waste.
TESTS:
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
exam.
         Per Handbook:
         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
                                       Syllabus 2012-2013
1st Six Weeks
         Human Populations
         Terrestrial Ecology
2nd Six Weeks
         Aquatic Ecology
         Biodiversity and Endangered Species
3rd Six Weeks
         Energy, Nonrenewable and Renewable Resources
4th Six Weeks
         Soil
         Pesticides and Toxicology
         Air and the Atmosphere
5th Six Weeks
         Waste Management
         Water Pollution and Sewage Treatment
6th Six Weeks
         Review
         TAKS
         AP Test May 6th
         Fabulous Labs and Activities

				
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