Offered by the College Board, in the United States of America, the Advanced Placement Environmental Science course is a great choice for high school students, who wish to learn more about the environment and the various natural sciences. The course has been designed in such a manner that students are able to better understand the principles as well as concepts that are required to grasp the relation that exists between the natural world and its inhabitants. |
The need to learn more about environmental science is growing, because not only is this the best way to respect the depleting natural resources, but also find new ones, which can be used without fear. There are several environmental problems and hazards that face the world today, which is why it is important to understand them properly and have methods to face them as well.
5 Steps to a 5 AP Environmental Science 2014-2015, by McGraw-Hill is a book that will certainly provide assistance to students, preparing for this difficult exam. This book has everything that a student could need while getting ready for the AP Environmental Science exam, from definitions and concepts to practice tests. The book, however starts with a set of study schedules and moves on to a diagnostic test. These tests are designed to tell the aspirants, where they stand, in terms of the actual syllabus.
In addition, there are plenty of strategies offered in this book, which will not only enable students to complete the entire exam within the stipulated time, but also with flair and finesse. There are analyses on all types of questions and how to answer them best.
Just some of the sections that students will need to tackle include earth systems, the actual living world and the entire population. There are sections devoted to the resources available on earth and how land and water are being utilised today. It is important to understand the importance of energy resources and how they are being consumed. The sections on pollution and global change will also require ample attention from the aspirants. All these sections can be found in the AP Environmental Science 2014 – 2015 eBook as well.
The actual exam is split into sections, the first one of which is a multiple choice one while the other is a free response one. The first section has 100 questions and these have to be completed in 90 minutes, which is the same time limit for the other section as well. By completing the practice tests, students can understand how they should utilise their time in the exam hall, while keeping all their strategies intact.
Linda Williams has a tremendous amount of experience in the field of science and medicine, as well as space. She has worked as a scientist and writer for NASA, Rice University and Wyle Labs. Apart from this book, she has also authored several others including Environmental Science Demystified.
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