Honors Environmental Science introduces students to fundamental topics in earth and environmental science, and emphasizes their connection to everyday life. Topics include: earth's history and geology, plate tectonic theory, global climates and biomes, biodiversity and ecosystem services, biogeochemical cycling, evolution and human history, modern environmental impacts, global climate change, and alternative energy. Students complete experiential labs that prompt them to explore their local environments or dig into favorite topics in greater depth. Lab work helps students build scientific research and communication skills through mapping, graphing, analyzing data, researching the scientific literature, and presenting findings in class. This course is ideal for students who are excited to learn about environmental science and/or want to take a high school level science course in preparation for Honors Physics or Honors Chemistry.
Honors Environmental Science
Completion of or enrollment in Honors Beginning Algebra (OM011)