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APES exam review information



AP Central = The "home" source for all things APES. http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/exam/exam_information/2003.html

"APES in a box"
- downloadable AP exam review (for purchase)  http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/apes-in-a-box/13008563

environmental laws Review sheet (external site)
3 most important pieces of env'l legislation:  Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act. 
Other major ones to know:  CERCLA, RCRA, Kyoto Protocol, Montreal Protocol, FIFRA, CITES, OSHA, NEPA, Wilderness Act, Safe Drinking Water Act

Facebook National APES Review
This site has questions on just about every topic, with answers by teachers and exam readers (translate:  graders) nationwide.  It may take a while to comb through, but it is well worth your while :).  There are questions and answers plus links to diagrams, interactive sites, and more.

Math stuff: 
1.  Know the prefixes. 
2. Include units with all your answers and work on the FRQ's. 
3.  Show all of your work! 
4.  Your "math mantra" should be  "one point for setup and one point for the answer".
5. see https://sites.google.com/site/littletonsciencechs/Home/apes-1/ap-exam-review-1 for some good reference info.
6.  great practice at this site on conversions if you need it:           http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_272_g_4_t_4.html?open=instructions&from=category_g_4_t_4.html
   

Biogeochemical cycles:  http://www.vtaide.com/png/assess.htm#Science (and other stuff)


Commonly used terms in biology and environmental science exams
(Or, how to know what they are asking you to do so you'll earn as much credit as possible!)

Ocean layers with diagrams  http://www.seasky.org/deep-sea/ocean-layers.html


Air Pollution "things to know":   conversion of primary pollutants to secondary pollutants; creation of photochemical smog, industrial smog, and acid deposition.

Exam  class review  ppt  slides (2010)

"chapter review" links for some chapters (as I add them)


    Ch. 1 Environmental Problems, Their Causes & Sustainability
    Ch. 2 Environmental History:  Learning from the past
    Ch. 3 Science, Systems, matter & energy
    Ch. 4 Ecosystems:  What are they & how do they work?
    Ch. 5 Evolution & biodiversity
    Ch. 6 Climate & terrestrial biodiversity
    Ch. 7 Aquatic Biodiversity
    Ch. 8 Community Ecology
    Ch. 9 Population Ecology
    Ch. 10 Applying population ecology:  the human population
    Ch. 11 Sustaining terrestrial biodiversity
    Ch. 12 Sustaining biodiversity:  the species approach
    Ch. 13 Sustaining aquatic biodiversity
    Ch. 14 Food and Soil Resources
    Ch. 15 Water resources
    Ch. 16 Geology & nonrenewable mineral resources
    Ch. 17 Nonrenewable energy resources
    Ch. 18 Energy efficiency & renewable energy
    Ch. 19 Risk, toxicology & human health
    Ch. 20 Air Pollution (ozone loss notes here also)
    Ch. 21 Climate Change
    Ch. 22 Water Pollution
    Ch. 23 Pest management
    Ch. 24 Solid & hazardous waste
    Ch. 25 Sustainable cities
    Ch. 26 Economics, environment & sustainability
    Ch. 27 Politics, environment & sustainability
    Ch. 28 Environmental worldviews, ethics & sustainability









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