Enroll in Environmental Science with Dolphin STEM Academy
This one-semester course is intended to introduce you to the concepts and processes of
environmental science. This course has 13 lessons organized into four units, plus four Unit
Activities. Each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities.
In Environmental Science, Semester A, you will learn about the importance of environmental
science as an interdisciplinary field. You will describe abiotic and biotic factors of an ecosystem.
You will describe the importance of biodiversity for the survival of organisms and the importance
of the food chain and the food web in the ecosystem. You will learn about ecological interactions
and succession. You will describe the effects of climate change and different types of
adaptation. Further, you will describe the steps of the water cycle, and how carbon, oxygen,
nitrogen, and phosphorous cycle in the global environment.
Your teacher will grade your work on the Unit Activities, and you will grade your work on the
Lesson Activities by comparing them with the given sample responses. The Unit Activities
(submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are major components of this
course. There are other assessment components, namely the mastery test questions that
feature along with the lesson; the pre- and post-test questions that come at the beginning and
end of the unit, respectively; and an end-of-semester test. All of these tests are a combination of
simple multiple-choice questions and technology-enhanced (TE) questions.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Describe the history of environmental science and the use of the scientific method in
Describe abiotic and biotic factors of an ecosystem.
Describe the characteristics of major biomes on Earth.
Describe the significance of the food chain, the food web, and biodiversity in the ecosystem.
Describe how succession takes place over a period of time in an ecosystem.
Describe the factors related to climate and the effects of climate change.
Explain how organisms adapt to environmental pressures.
Describe the effects of invasive species on biodiversity.
Explain how water, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and phosphorous cycle in the global environment