Check them out...
This is the link to our text book's EXCELLENT website. There is a
glossary for each chapter with all bold-faced terms defined and
explained. You will also find flashcards, practice quizzes, and
links to other sites with more information on selected topics.
Using this site regularly will help you prepare not only for
tests throughout the year but will also help you get ready for
the AP Exam in May.
This is an EXCELLENT website that has many animations that will
supplement the reading in the text book.
This is a good visual comparing the size of the Gulf of Mexico to
the amout of oil that has spilled.
How big is the oil spill?
Toxic Waste in China-Video from "60 Minutes"
Quick Overview of Env. Laws
This is a timeline printed in NY Times for Earth Day to show
important events concerning the environement. Going through these
events and looking at the pictures might help "pull it all
together" in some ways for you.
APES Exam Study Tool
The teacher that maintains this website is not only an APES
teacher, he is a reader. That means he grades FRQ's every year
for the APES Exam. He has excellent study tips and review
Study and Review Help
To get to the College Board website to learn more about this
Environmental Literacy Council Website may be useful for Eco-
Read more about the real life case that was the basis for the
movie "A Civil Action."
Many great titles here from the Society of Environmental
If you are interested in seeing what types of environmental jobs
are available and where you can go to study and learn for those
jobs visit this site. If you scroll down you will come to a
series of links that will take you to descriptions of the type of
work (engineering, energy, education, etc.) and universities
around the world that offer those majors or concentrations.
Read a description of the Gaia Hypothesis, in which the earth
viewed as a single living entitiy attempting to maintain
homeostasis. Very interesting and thought
Information on what we can do about climate change.
Extremely interesting speech from author of "State of Fear"
Michael Crichton. Discusses the complexity of earth systems like
Yellowstone Park and suggests reasons why we should be skeptical
about media attempts to scare us about issues like population
growth, global warming, Y2K, etc. Encourages us to live bravely
and with humility.
El Nino & La Nina information from National Geographic
Needed for Chapter 6 and El Nino FRQ
National Geographic on Jamestown Settlement-really interesting
information on ecosystem problems 400 years ago!
Six minute, very cool terrapin music video produced by Dr. Willem
Roosenburg's Research Assistant, Melanie Heckman. The two baby
terrapins we are raising in the classroom each year are part of
Dr. Roosenburg's research project. The music video features
terrapin hatchlings emerging from their nests at Poplar Island
and scrambling for the water. Retiles are not usually
considered "cute" animals, but these truly are!
Check out the singing groundhogs!Fun and informative video about
Homepage for the Green Building Institute.
See the new web page for all student opportunities related to
science.This page will be maintained with academic opportunities
that will be of interest to students looking for internships or
jobs in science related fields.
Interesting history of lead and its historical uses.
Interesting Commentary and Photos from Chernobyl
Gizmos. Login using your user id and password you got in class.
Great Weather Site
From NCSU-extremely helpful checklists for writing lab reports.
How to Write a Lab Report
Watch video and use site calculator to learn how much wasted
energy there is in your house.
ABC News report on the Gulf Oil spill and what has happened to
all of the oil?
Where is the oil?
The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50
years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest
can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer
that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data
display technology (you'll see).
About Hans Rosling
As a doctor and researcher, Hans Rosling identified a new
paralytic disease induced by hunger in rural Africa. Now he looks
at the bigger picture of social and economic development with his
remarkable trend-revealing software.
World Population Growth
Great for quick review of important terms in APES before the exam.
All the sites you need for the Population Project
A great quick study program for terms used in environmental
different biome sites to get started on basic info