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Chemistry is the study of the composition of materials. The areas covered in this class include the basic structure of atoms, how atoms combine to produce molecules, and how symbols and formulas are used to write chemical equations. The prerequisite for this class is Algebra 1-2. The skills will be assessed individually and collectively multiple times throughout the semester in order to determine student growth and achievement. Students are encouraged to work toward the highest level of achievement and to challenge themselves to grow and learn to their highest ability. Please check Canvas or Powerschool and the BGHS / course website for the Standards, Performance Objectives and Rubrics for grading.
The AP Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course in environmental science, through which students engage with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships within the natural world. The course requires that students identify and analyze natural and human-made environmental problems, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Environmental science is interdisciplinary, embracing topics from geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography.