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2BGU

Liceo Campoverde, Quito


AP Environmental Science
2017/2018

SCOPE AND SEQUENCE

UNIT Unit section Unit content


DIAGNOSTIC
EVALUATION
1 THE PLANET EARTH
1A Earth's systems and
resources

1Ai Earth science concepts

1Aii The atmosphere


1Aiii Global water resources

1Aiv Soil and soil dynamics

1B The living world


1Bi Ecosystem structure

1Bii Energy flow

1Biii Ecosystem diversity

1Biv Natural ecosystem change

1Bv Natural biogeochemical


cycles
THE HUMAN
2 POPULATION
EXPLOSION

2A Population biology
concepts

2B Growth of the human


population
2Bi Human population
dynamics

2Bii Human population


dynamics
2Biii Consequences
THE PLANET'S
3 RESOURCES AND THEIR
USE
3A Land and water resources

3Ai Agriculture

3Aii Forestry
3Aiii Rangelands
3Aiv Mining
3Av Water

3Avi Fishing

3Aviii Transportation

3Aviii Urban development

3Aix Public land

3B Energy resources
3Bi Energy concepts

3Bii Energy consumption

3Biii Energy conservation


3Biv Nuclear energy
3Bv HEP
3Bvi Fossil fuels

3Bvii Renewable energy


NEGATIVE IMPACT;
4
POSITIVE RESPONSE

4Ai Air pollution


4Aii Noise pollution
4A Pollution
4Aiii Water pollution
4Aiv Solid Wastes

4B Human health, hunger


and disease

4C Global economics and


economic impact
4D Sustainable water use and
conservation
Quimester 1 Exam APES Mock)

4E Soil problems and


conservation

4F Ozone depletion
4G Global warming

4H Biodiversity loss

4I Habitat loss and


degradation, and
conservation of land
4J Legislation and global
agreements

ENVIRONMENTAL
5
PERSPECTIVES
5A The GAIA hypothesis
5B The environmental
movement
5C Environmental ethics and
human values
5D Environmental
worldviews
5E Environmental education
and activism
APES EXAM PREPARATION

APES EXAM
APES curriculum Teaching
Text book & Resources
connections hours
Week 1
I Earth Systems and
Resources
Week 2

1A Earth Science Concepts

1B The Atmosphere
1C Global Water Resources
and Use

1D Soil and Soil Dynamics

II The Living World Week 3


IIA Ecosystem structure

IIB Energy Flow

IIC Ecosystem Diversity Week 4

IID Natural Ecosystem Change

IIE Natural Biogeochemical


Cycles

III Population

IIIA Population Biology


Week 5
Concepts

IIIB Human Population Week 6


IIIB1 Human population
dynamics

IIIB2 Population Size


IIIB3 Impacts of Population
Growth

IV Land and water use

Week 7

IVA Agriculture
IVA1 Feeding a Growing
Population
IVA2 Controlling Pests
IVB Forestry Week 8
IVC Rangelands
IVE Mining
IC Global Water Resources
Week 9
and Use
IVF Fishing

IVD2 Transportation
Infrastructure
IVD1 Urban Land
Development
IVD3 Public and Federal Lands

V Energy Resources and


Week 10
Consumption
VA Energy Concepts

VB Energy Consumption

VF Energy Conservation
VD Nuclear Energy Week 11
VE Hydroelectric Power
VC Fossil Fuel Resources and
Week 12
Use

VG Renewable Energy
VI Pollution
VII Global change

VI Pollution
VIA Pollution Types
VIA1 Air pollution
Weeks 13/14
VIA2 Noise Pollution
VIA3 Water Pollution
VIA4 Solid Wastes

VIB Impacts on the


Environment and Human
Health
VIB1 Hazards to Human
Health Weeks 15/16
VIB2 Hazardous Chemicals in
the Environment
(IIIB3 Impacts of Population
Growth)
IVG Global Economics
Week 17
VIBC Economic Impacts
(1C Global Water Resources
and Use) Week 18
(VIA3 Water Pollution)

IVD4 Land Conservation


Options
IVD5 Sustainable Land-use Week 19
Strategies
(1D Soil and Soil Dynamics)
VIIA Stratospheric Ozone Week 20
VIIB Global Warming Week 21
VIIC Loss of Biodiversity
(IVD4 Land Conservation Week 22
Options)
VIIC1 Habitat Loss
(IVD4 Land Conservation
Options)
Week 23
(IVD5 Sustainable Land-use
Strategies)
(IVC Rangelands)
(IVE Mining)
(IVF Fishing)
(IVG Global Economics)
(VD Nuclear Energy)
(VIA1 Air Pollution)
(VIA2 Noise Pollution)
Weeks 24/25
(VIA3 Water Pollution)
(VIB2 Hazardous Chemicals in
the Environment)
(VIIA Stratospheric Ozone)
(VIIB Global Warming)
(VIIC3 Loss of Biodiversity)

Week 26

Week 27

Weeks
28/29/30
Thursday
10th May
2018
Labs, Research and Projects and
Skills
Investigation, Visits assignments

1. Infographic presentation Obj 3


1. Earth history time scale Obj 2
2. Plate tectonics calculations - Obj 3
Hawaii Obj 5

1 Thermal expansion of water Obj 4


1. Ocean's currents visual
lab Obj 3
1. Soil types & texture - inv
2. Soil testing 1. Soil types - dichotomous key Obj 2
3. Soil permeability (La Hespera?) Obj 4
4. Acid rain and erosion inv

1. Biome research Obj 3


1 Eco-columns - run 8 weeks
2. Research ecological niche Obj 4

1. Seashore food webs and


chains from data Obj 2
2. Pyramids from data

1. Shannon Index - Trail Mix 1 Defining biodiversity Obj 2


2. Simpson's index - spider lab 2 Virtual biodiversity lab Obj 3
1. Mapping succession 1. Human evolution skull inv Obj 2
Cotopaxi 2. Galpagos adaptive radiation Obj 5

Biogeochemical newspaper Obj 3

1. Capture/mark/release
Lincoln index invertebrates
2. Quadrats and vegetation Obj 2
1. Plotting S curves from data
density Obj 4
3 Duckweed population groeth -
4 weeks
1. Population structure
graphing
Obj 2
2. Plotting J curves and human
Obj 5
population increases over years
3. Demographic analysis
1. World population lab
Obj 4
2. Bread mould lab
1. Calculating Carbon footprint Obj 2 & 5

1. Tragedy of the commons lab Obj 4

1. Visit Potato Centre, INIAP,


1. Debate GMOs Obj 4
Quito
2. Assessing intensive farming Obj 5
2 Virtual Biol control lab
1. PQM for forestry carbon
Obj 4 & 5
holding

1. Cookie mining lab Obj 4


1. Water purification inv
Obj 4
2. Visit water treatment plant?
1. How to estimate fish stocks? Obj 2
Research inv Obj 5
1. Conventional v hybrid car
research, analysis and Obj 3 & 5
conclusiona

1. Cotopaxi NP management Obj 3 & 5


1. Land use planning project Obj 3

1. Graphing energy
consumption historically Obj 3
2.Home energy audit - inv

1. Creating mini-HEP Obj 4


2. Energy generation from
Obj 4
different fuels
1. Design and build a solar
1. Renewable proposal for Obj 3
house or solar oven or solar
Tumbaco Obj 4
water heating system
1. Acid rain lab
2. Oil on feathers lab
3. Assessing particulate
pollution from cars lab Obj 4
4. Biological oxygen demand
(BOD)
5. Indicator species (La
Hespera?)

NEWSPAPER PROJECT
1. Research one epidemic
disease, presentation Obj 3
2. Research one chemical
disaster, presentation

1. Bioremediation lab Obj 4

Obj 1 & 2

1. Analysis of land use data Obj 5

1. Ozone lab Obj 4


1. Glacier retreat monitoring 1. Greenhouse gas plotting and Obj 4
Cotopaxi critical analysis Obj 5
1. Invasive species inv and
Obj 3
presentation Galpagos

1. Minimum viable population


Obj 2
analysis
Obj 5
2. Mapping habitat loss
1. EIA analysis - Toachi-
Pilatn HEP dam (La
1. Toachi-Pilatn visit (La Obj 3
Hespera?)
Hespera?) Obj 5
2. Research and present global
agreement