The outlines, and content, for these pages are based on the AP Environmental Science Course and Exam Description (Effective Fall 2019) from the College Board*

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Presentation/Lecture 1.1 - Introduction to Ecosystems (YouTube) - Student Guided Notes - Citations Document

  • Learning Objective (ERT-1.A) - 'Explain how the availability of resources influences species interactions.'
  • Concepts
    • (ERT-1.A.1) - Predator-Prey Relationship
    • (ERT-1.A.2) - Symbiosis (Mutalism, Commensalism, Parasitism)
    • (ERT-1.A.3) - Competition, Resource partitioning

Presentation/Lecture 1.2 Terrestrial Biomes (YouTube) - Student Guided Notes - Citations Document

  • Learning Objective (ERT-1.B) - 'Describe the global distribution and principal environmental aspects of terrestrial biomes.'
  • Concepts
    • (ERT-1.B.1) - Biomes
    • (ERT-1.B.2) - Taiga, Temperate Rainforests, Temperate Seasonal Rainforesests, Tropical Rainforests, Shrubland, Temperate Grassland, Savanna, Desert, Tundra
    • (ERT-1.B.3) - Global Distributions (Climate, Geography, Latitude, Altitude, Nutrient Availability, Soil)
    • (ERT-1.B.4) - Biomass is Dynamic

Presentation/Lecture 1.3 Aquatic Biomes (YouTube) - Student Guided Notes - Citations Document

  • Learning Objective (ERT-1.C) - 'Describe the global distribution and principal environmental aspects of aquatic biomes.'
  • Concepts
    • (ERT-1.C.1) - Freshwater Biomes (Streams, Rivers, Ponds, Lakes)
    • (ERT-1.C.2) - Marine Biomes (Oceans, Coral Reefs, Marshland, Estuaries), Algae
    • (ERT-1.C.3) - Fishing Resources (Salinity, Depth, Turbidity, Nutrient Availability, Temperature, Eutrophication)

Presentation/Lecture 1.4 The Carbon Cycle (YouTube) - Student Guided Notes - Citations Document

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Presentation/Lecture 1.5 The Nitrogen Cycle (YouTube) - Student Guided Notes - Citations Document

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Presentation/Lecture 1.6 The Phosphorus Cycle (YouTube) - Student Guided Notes - Citations Document

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Presentation/Lecture 1.7 The Hydrologic (Water) Cycle (YouTube) - Student Guided Notes - Citations Document

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Presentation/Lecture 1.8 Primary Productivity (YouTube) - Student Guided Notes - Citations Document

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Presentation/Lecture 1.9 Trophic Levels (YouTube) - Student Guided Notes - Citations Document

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Presentation/Lecture 1.10 Energy Flow and the 10% Rule (YouTube) - Student Guided Notes - Citations Document

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Presentation/Lecture 1.11 Food Chains and Food Webs (YouTube) - Student Guided Notes - Citations Document

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  • Concepts: WORDS

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OLD COURSE STUFF (Pre-2019 Changes)

Video Guided Notes - I use these to drive discussion in class rather than 'lecture' in the traditional sense. For access to keys, please see the FAQ Page.

Bozeman Science Video Guides

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Activity - Activities require no materials to complete other than paper, writing utensils, the internet, and a calculator.

  • CONTENT

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Labs - Labs require materials (or have a setup component) to complete.

2-L01 Abiotic Factors

  • Grading Rubric

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Projects - Require a research & an action / engineering / design component. Usually requiring a write-up of some sort from the students research or observations.

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Case-studies & Articles

With a worksheet, or quiz component assigned after the reading.

Videos & Documentaries

With a worksheet, or quiz component assigned after the reading.

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Test Prep - All materials listed below belongs to the College Board and AP Central, and is linked to their website. FRQ's that 'could' be used for assessment. *Indicates a math manipulation question.