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AP Environmental Science

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AP Environmental Science

Hello APES!

I am excited for another year in AP Environmental Science!  My main goal this year is for you to earn at least a 3 on the AP exam on Monday, May 11, 2020 @ 12:00 PM and earn valuable college credit.  Of course, I hope you also learn quite a bit about how scientists study the natural world to develop solutions to environmental issues.  

Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, the College Board has restructured the APES exam and course ojectives, with a larger emphasis on science practices.  I am looking forward to helping you achieve these objectives.  One big change that everyone is excited about: students can use calculators on the AP Exam now! This means you can also use them in class (previously students were not allowed to use them and had to re-learn long division, etc.)!

The College Board has identified the following science practices to be incorporated into an APES course: 

Skill

 Description

 Exam Weighting (Multiple-Choice Section)

 Exam Weighting (Free-Response Section)

 1. Concept Explanation  Explain environmental concepts, processes, and models presented in written format  30%–38%  13%–20%
 2. Visual Representations  Analyze visual representations of environmental concepts and processes  12%–19%  6%–10%
 3. Text Analysis  Analyze sources of information about environmental issues  6%–8%  Not assessed in free-response section.
 4. Scientific Experiments  Analyze research studies that test environmental principles  2%–4%  10%–14%
 5. Data Analysis  Analyze and interpret quantitative data represented in tables, charts, and graphs  12%–19%  6%–10%
 6. Mathematical Routines  Apply quantitative methods to address environmental concepts  6%–9%  20%
 7. Environmental Solutions  Propose and justify solutions to environmental problems  17%–23%  26%–34%

 

We will be using Google Classroom and AP Classroom extensively.  Be prepared to think and work hard!!

Ms. Young

**Please use "APES Daily Schedule" link to the left for in-class activities, out-of-class activities, related science practices, and upcoming quizzes and tests.  It may be wise to bookmark it as I will be updating it as we go through the year.