AP Environmental Science explores the connections within the natural world, while also addressing environmental challenges, spanning both naturally occurring and human-induced issues. Click through our free AP Environmental Science and APES flashcards below:
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What is the AP Environmental Science exam format?
The exam format includes 80 multiple-choice questions, and 3 free response questions. The multiple choice section is weighted to be 60% of your total grade while the free response questions will weigh to be 40% of your final grade. Students are allotted 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the multiple-choice section, 1 hour and 10 minutes for the free response section. To make sure you’re prepared enough to finish in time, take a look through our free AP Environmental Science study guide that covers the most important material you should know.
How do I study for AP Environmental Science?
You’ve likely covered a lot of material during your course this year, but to get a 5 on the AP exam, it’s important you understand how often each topic shows up. Once you take a look through the breakdown below, make sure to read through the AP Environmental Science study guide above with all the key points you should know for each unit.
What units are on AP Environmental Science?
Unit 1: The Living World: Ecosystems
In this module, you will begin exploring and understanding Earth as a whole, consisting of diverse regional ecosystems intricately woven together by interdependent environmental attributes, dynamic processes, and intricate species interactions.
Unit 2: Biodiversity in the Living World
In this unit, you will explore the significance of biodiversity in ecosystems and the effects of external factors on the development of organisms.
Unit 3: Exploring Populations in Ecosystems
During this unit, you will delve into the nature of populations within ecosystems, gaining insights into the processes that drive their evolution over time. By examining the interaction of various elements, you will uncover a comprehensive understanding of the many factors that influence the growth and fluctuations of populations within these biological systems.
Unit 4: Understanding Earth Systems and Resources
In this unit, you will embark on a journey of exploration into the elemental aspects that make our environment. This encompasses a comprehensive investigation of geological attributes, atmospheric dynamics, and climatic patterns, providing you with a holistic comprehension of the intricate systems that shape our planet.
Unit 5: Exploring Resource Utilization on Land and in Water
Within this unit, you will explore an in-depth exploration of human interactions with natural resources, encompassing both utilization and consumption practices. By understanding the dynamics of these actions, you will gain insights into the diverse ways in which ecosystems are impacted, ranging from constructive to detrimental effects, as a result of human influence.
Unit 6: Energy Resources and Utilization
In this unit, you will learn about both renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. This will encompass a comprehensive exploration of these energy sources respective applications and geographical implementations, along with a thorough assessment of their ecological ramifications.
Unit 7: Exploring Atmospheric Contamination
Within this unit, you will expand your understanding of atmospheric pollution. This will include an exploration of the causal relationship between human activities and air pollution, alongside an in-depth analysis of the legislative measures designed to oversee emissions and enhance the overall quality of the air we breathe.
Unit 8: Investigating Terrestrial and Aquatic Pollution
In this unit, you will begin an exploration of the consequences of pollution on both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Additionally, you will learn the skills necessary to understand the origins of pollution, empowering you to identify its sources within these intricate ecological systems.
Unit 9: Grasping Global Transformation
Within this unit, you will attain a comprehensive understanding of the worldwide consequences stemming from human activities on local and regional scales. Furthermore, you will participate in assessments and the formulation of potential remedies, thereby contributing to the endeavor of addressing these complex global challenges.
What are the video resources?
We’ve handpicked some of our favorite youtube channels and videos that align with the key topics and themes covered in our AP Environmental Science study guides. These channels can be a great way to get a better understanding of environmental science, and the human impact that we as a population are challenged with remedying
Where can I ask AP Environmental Science questions?
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What is AP Environmental Science?
AP Environmental Science explores Environmental Science through various lens including Biodiversity, aquatic and terrestrial life, as well as expanding in energy resources, Environmental Science gives you an understanding of past, present, and future dilemmas that we as a community will be facing and challenges you to find a means to help aid in an ongoing Earth crisis. On this page, you’ll find AP Environmental Science resources to help you with your AP Environmental Science review.