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 14 lessons organized into four units, plus four Unit
Activities. Each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities.
In Environmental Science, Semester B, you will learn about the factors that affect populations.
You will describe human population growth and its implications. You will describe the factors
that lead to unequal distribution of natural resources on Earth. You will explain waste
management. You will describe different forms of pollution, and ways to control pollution. You
will describe various nonrenewable and renewable energy sources. Further, you will learn about
benefits of environmental policies and identify factors that affect sustainable development.
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 human population growth and its implications.
Describe the preservation and conservation of wildlife species.
Describe the causes of the unequal distribution of Earth’s resources.
Describe various reuse and recycling options of resources.
Describe the effect of pollutants on population.
Describe the methods for controlling pollution.
Describe various sources of nonrenewable energy such as crude oil, natural gas, coal, and uranium.
Describe various sources of renewable energy such as solar energy, wind energy,
hydropower, geothermal energy, and biomass.
Describe the need for environmental policies and their benefits.
Describe how environmental quality affects the quality of life.