Course Information: AG651 Environmental Science
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Subject Area: Agri-Science
Students will learn the science behind one of the fastest growing career areas in the world. The history of pollution will be studied as well as pollution of the atmosphere, the water, and solid wastes. Students will study the impact of pollutants. This class can by applied as a 1/2 credit Physical Science equivalency in order to fulfill the graduation requirement.
Describe the composition of the atmosphere
Explain sources and effects of acid rain
Describe the effects of air pollutants on the environment
Identify sources of air pollution in the community
Describe current air-quality tests
Explain the effects of greenhouse gases
Identify characteristics of ozone layer depletion, including causes and effects, and steps to retard the process
Explore the possible effects of global warming and ozone depletion on agriculture
Explain the various methods of water treatment
Explain the global impact of energy utilization or depletion
Notes: This course can fulfill either the CTE requirement or the Physical Science Credit.