Intro to Environmental Science


“When are we ever gonna use this stuff?” That’s a common question teachers hear from students. We make you learn Algebra; if you become an engineer you might use it, but you probably won’t. We make you learn chemistry; if you become a doctor you might use it, but you probably won’t. It’s too bad there isn’t some subject we could teach you that you’d all use, one that’s really important for everyone to know about…

There is! It’s called Environmental Science. Over the next seven weeks we’ll be learning the science of the planet we live on, the most important science of all. In particular, we will be focusing on the following five issues:

1. Global Warming
2. Deforestation
3. Dirty Energy
4. Waste & Litter
5. Overpopulation

But first we’ll be taking a page out of Garrett Hardin’s book (almost literally) and learning about why all of these problems occur. Buckle up. Friday’s lesson is the most important lesson of the year.

May 14 – Unit 7 Vocabulary (pg701)