Environmental Science

AP Summer Institutes at Woodward Academy

June 4‐7 & July 16‐19

This Environmental Science course places an emphasis on:


Daily Schedule

  • Overview of the AP Environmental Science Course.
  • Course Outlines and Objectives.
  • The APES Course and the May AP Exam.
  • Prerequisites and the students taking the course.
  • Textbook options/text selection.
  • Planning the APES Course: Mapping out the time you have with your students.
    • Scheduling and Pacing: how long to devote to each of the topic areas. Sample syllabi.
    • Techniques, Strategies, and suggestions for teaching this course.
    • Overview of the laboratory work, field investigations, demonstrations.
    • Grading: exams, quizzes, homework, labs, reports, presentations, projects, and other assignments.
  • Lab Investigations:
    • Physical and Chemical Weathering
    • Soil Labs
    • Irradiated Seeds
    • Plate tectonics
  • A look at the major "Problem areas" - mistakes and misconceptions that students often make or have regarding environmental science content specifics, how to prevent or overcome these errors.
  • Address the major topic areas.
  • Materials that are an essential part of the course.
  • Lab Manuals.
  • Additional resources - books, periodicals.
  • Videos and Software.
  • Lab Investigations:
    • Water Quality Labs
    • Soil Labs
    • Ozone Strips
  • Exam Handouts - Free Response Questions and Rubrics
  • Lab Investigations:
    • Stratospheric Ozone Lab
    • Greenhouse Effect Lab
    • Exhausting Problems Lab
    • ir Particulate Lab
  • Computer Lab
  • Activities - Human Population, The Wealth Gap
  • Summarize all lab work.
  • What contributes to student success on the exam - multiple choice and free response.
  • Using rubrics to grade.
  • Work on syllabus
  • Share-a-thon
  • Closure and Evaluations
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