• Environmental Science

    "In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught."
    Baba Dioum –Senegalese Environmentalist
     

     

    Welcome to Environmental Science!  Whether you love to fish, hunt, camp, hike or you'd rather spend your time in front of a screen, the Earth and your environment affects you!  You will one day vote on issues, invest in companies, and make decisions everyday that impact our Earth.  I hope that this course gives you more understanding of the world you live in, allows you to appreciate the diversity on our planet and become aware of the struggles people must contend with in order to live here!  

    In Environmental Systems, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving.  Students study a variety of topics that include: biotic and abiotic factors in habitats, ecosystems and biomes, interrelationships among resources and an environmental system, sources and flow of energy through an environmental system, relationships between carrying capacity and changes in populations and ecosystems and changes in environments.

     


  • ONLINE LEARNING

     The LMS used in this course for online learning is GOOGLE CLASSROOM.  To log into your google classroom account click below and enter your SCHOOL email and password!  You can also access google classroom by loging into your class link on the GVISD website.

    google classroom

    ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOOL SUPPLIES


    CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS


    LAB SAFETY CONTRACT


    REMIND 101

    To connect with our remind 101 app, please text "@ishenviro" to 81010

    Environmental Remind

  • OUTLINE OF TOPICS 

    This is a rough outline of topics that we will be learning this year.  The order of these topics is not necessarily in the order they will be studied in class as the sequence of topics may at times need to be adjusted to best fit student’s interests and prior knowledge. 

    • Introduction to environmental Science

      • Understanding the Environment
      • The Environment and Society
      • The Dynamic Earth
    • Ecology (Organization of Life)

      • Ecosystems
      • Evolution
      • Energy in Ecosystems
      • The Cycling of Matter
      • How Ecosystems Change
      • Biomes
      • Freshwater Ecosystems
      • Marine Ecosystems
    • Populations

      • How Populations change in size
      • How species interact with Eachother
      • The Human Population
      • Biodiversity
    • Hydrosphere

      • Water Resources
      • Water Use and Management
      • Water Pollution
    • Atmosphere

      • Air Quality & Pollution
      • Air, Noise and Light Pollution
      • Acid Rain
      • Atmosphere and Climate Change
    • Lithosphere

      • How we use Land
      • Urban Land Use
      • Land Management and Conservation
      • Feeding the world
      • Crops and Soil
      • Animals and Agriculture
    • Mineral & Energy Resources

      • Mining & Mineral Resources
      • Mineral Exploration and Mining
      • Mining Regulations and Mine Reclamation
      • Nonrenewable Energy
        • Energy Resources and Fossil Fuels
        • Nuclear Energy
      • Renewable Energy
      • Waste
        • Solid Waste
        • Reducing Solid Waste
        • Hazardous Waste
    • Sustainability and Stewardship

      • Pollution and Human Health
      • Biological Hazards
      • Economics, Policy, and the future