Not too easy. Not too difficult.
AP Environmental Science is a fascinating and hands-on course, providing knowledge that can actually be applied in daily life regardless of career path. Free of complicated chemical or mathematical formulas, Environmental Science gives a real world view of the importance of natural resource conservation, displays the potential success of alternative energy sources, and provides hope and ideas for a greener future.
The course highlighted both naturally occurring phenomena as well as those brought about by human actions, and described the effects of human technology on the natural world. Despite painting humanity in a negative light for its intentional damage to the earth, Environmental Science focuses on the future and potential of green energy and renewable resources. The class covered concepts including biomes, geology, atmospheric science, waste management, species behavior, soil composition, agricultural techniques, energy sources, and demographics.
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This class is not a memorization-only course; there is analysis involved for cause and effect situations, as well as change over time, and descriptions of processes such as farming techniques, landfill formation, and water treatment. That being said, most concepts are logically solvable. There is a great amount of creativity utilized, and it is a fantastic course for those who enjoy diagrams, hands-on situations and experiments, and nature.