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This is a great class, and Ms. Olsson is always very helpful and her feedback is great. As she always says in her emails at the beginning of each unit, PACE YOURSELF. This helped ease my course load a lot, because I was usually not cramming, and when I did cram one time, it was much harder than it needed to be.

AP Environmental Science

On-Line for the 2019-2020 School Year

Teacher: Molly Olsson


How to Register: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 19-20.  

Text Required: The Second Edition of Environmental Science for AP by Friedland and Relyea, ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-0868-6

Technical Requirements:

Who Should Apply:

The course is open to students in 10th through 12th grades. All students should be prepared for a college-level course and be ready to commit at least 8 hours a week to this course. Completion of high school level Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra I are required before taking AP Environmental Science.

Course Schedule: September 2019-May 2020 (Lesson Calendar)

APES Course fees:

Class Description:

Ten units of content will be covered:

1. Population Growth

2. Terrestrial Ecology

3. Aquatic Ecology and Water Resources

4. Biodiversity and Endangered Species

5. Natural Resources, Nonrenewable, and Renewable Energy

6. Soil and Farming

7. Toxicology and Health Risks

8. Air Pollution

9. Solid and Hazardous Waste

10. Water Pollution

All supplemental materials (videos, graphics) and assignments will be available on the course website. Assignments are designed to reinforce and/or extend concepts covered in the reading assignments. Reading quizzes will be given in order to help students understand and retain content. Unit quizzes will be given in order for students to assess their understanding prior to the unit tests.  Unit tests will be given in a similar style to the AP exam. Students will work at their own pace and schedule to meet unit deadlines.  

Please view the Frequently Asked Questions and/or email me with any questions.

Instructor Qualifications:

I received a Bachelor’s in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s in Science Education from the University of Texas at Dallas. Before I began my teaching career, I worked in a lab at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. While I often miss doing science in a lab setting, teaching science is my real passion. Besides working with students, creating engaging and meaningful lessons is the most rewarding part of this profession.  I have been teaching for 16 years.  This will be my 8th year with PA Homeschoolers.

I hope to see you in APES!

Molly Olsson

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