Learning Recommendations:

General Description:

  • This is a yearlong laboratory course, which fulfills the science requirements for graduation and university entrance.
  • This course will provide students with 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 exam alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.
  • The emphasis is on problem solving and using scientific inquiry.
  • This course fulfills college prep requirements as outlined by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) as a lab based science course.

Content: Student will be actively engaged in learning and experiencing the following:

  • Biodiversity
  • Population Issues
  • Air Resources
  • Water Resources
  • Land Resources
  • Energy Resources

Skills taught in this course:

  • Inquiry based laboratory work
  • Problem solving and critical thinking strategies
  • Data analysis and graphing techniques

Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Lecture/Discussion
  • Inquiry based laboratory work
  • Modeling
  • Demonstrations (teacher or student directed)
  • Student project and research
  • Cooperative learning
  • Interdisciplinary applications to solve problems
  • Communication

Equipment to be provided by student: Scientific calculator