Welcome to AP Environmental Science 

AP Environmental Science (aka APES) is a one year course designed to be the equivalent of a one semester, introductory college level laboratory course in Environmental Science.  The topics covered are: Earth Systems and Resources, The Living World, Population, Land and Water Use, Energy Resources and Consumption, Pollution Types, and Global Change.  
The Goal of AP Environmental Science

The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them

AP Environmental Science Exam

The AP Environmental Science Exam covers an introductory laboratory college course in environmental science.

The questions included in Section I are designed to cover the breadth of students' knowledge and understanding of environmental science.

There are four questions in Section II. One is a data-set question, which requires students to analyze and interpret a given set of data. One is a document-based question in which students answer questions related to a given document (such as a pamphlet, advertisement, or newspaper article) and apply their knowledge of environmental science to contexts that are current, relevant, and authentic. Two are in-depth synthesis questions and often include multi-part essays.

Last Modified on September 23, 2014