AP Environmental Science
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.
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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