As this is an environmental science course (not environmental studies), this course includes a strong laboratory and field investigation component. Experiences both in the laboratory and in the field will provide you with important opportunities to test concepts and principles introduced in the classroom and gain an awareness of the importance of variables that exist in a natural setting. The labs are designed to foster important skills such as detailed observation, experimental design, data interpretation, and statistical analysis. You will be engaged in laboratory work a minimum of 20% of instruction time throughout the course. Fieldtrips and surveys are included in the laboratory component.
Students are evaluated on their performance on the quizzes and tests, lab reports, notebook, projects (if assigned), homework, and practice AP exams and free response questions. The final grade is earned by the percentage of the total points earned during the course. Please review the syllabus for more details regarding types of work and grading procedures.
All homework is due at the beginning of class. Please plan ahead: you need to submit a hard copy of all work unless you receive prior permission from me.
If you or your parents have any questions, please call The Grove School at 909-798-7831 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.