Category: Educational

The Greenhouse Effect

Let me quickly review for you how this works. So again, the surface of the Earth is heated by the sun. The amount of energy that comes out of the Earth, geothermal energy, is a few thousand times less than what actually comes from…

Feedback Loops

Ecosystem feedback is the effect that change in one part of an ecosystem has on another and how this effect then feeds back to affect the source of the change inducing more or less of it.  These feedback loops form the basic dynamics for…

Ecosystem Services

Nature is not simply a warehouse of resources to serve human needs. Rather, it is a highly integrated, interdependent functioning system upon which all life forms, including the soil, water, plants, animals and humans depend for survival. In fact, Modern science has provided extensive…

Environmental Indicators

Have you ever heard the story of how coal miners would take canaries down in the coal mines to warn them of danger?  Methane gas and other gases can be toxic at high levels and the idea was to take a canary down into…

Welcome to AP Environmental Science

What is great about AP Environmental Science (APES)?  Science is all around us.  Some we can see and some of it we cannot.  A good portion of APES you can see and this makes it more enjoyable for a student as they think about…