Environmental Science (Wed 11am EST) With Open Tent Academy

    https://www.opententacademy.com/event/environmental-science-wednesday-fall-2024-and-winter-2025-20-weeks-grades-7-12/

    Details-

    Start:Wednesday, September 11 2024 @ 11:00AM EDT

    End:Wednesday, March 12 2025 @ 12:30PM EDT

    Cost:$400.00

    This course discusses the basic concepts of nature, species interactions, human impact, energy usage, and pollution. The course will integrate different components of biology, chemistry, and physical science to fully understand and conceptualize the different aspects of environmental science.

    This class will meet for live instruction once a week. During class time, students will talk about different related topics and participation in group discussions. After the live meeting, students will work in Canvas on 5-7 weekly assignments. Along the way, students will add assignments, notes, and diagrams to their science spiral notebook. 

    Goals:

    1. Understanding that science is a process. Science is a method of learning more about the world. Science constantly changes the way we understand the world.

    2. Energy conversions underlie all ecological processes. Energy cannot be created; it must come from somewhere. As energy flows through systems, at each step more of it becomes unusable.

    3. The Earth itself is one interconnected system. Natural systems change over time and space. Biogeochemical systems vary in ability to recover from disturbances.

    4. Humans alter natural systems. Humans have had an impact on the environment for millions of years. Technology and population growth have enabled humans to increase both the rate and scale of their impact on the environment.

    5. Environmental problems have a cultural and social context. Understanding the role of cultural, social and economic factors are vital to the development of solutions.

    6. Human survival depends on developing practices that will achieve sustainable systems. A suitable combination of conservation and development is required. Management of common resources are essential.

    NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.

    Registration must be completed on the Open Tent Academy website, using the link above. 

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