Fall Semester 2008
Textbook: Miller, G. Tyler (2006). Environmental Science: 11th Edition. The United
States of America: Thomson Learning Inc. $ 88.50
Students are financially responsible for all books issued by NHS. Textbooks may not be
left in classrooms and teachers are not responsible for the whereabouts of your book.
The copy which was issued must be turned in at the end of the course. You will not
receive credit for turning in another student’s book and may not turn in replacement
books. The cost of replacement will be assessed to any student that fails to turn in the
book they were issued or turns in a damaged book.
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an
understanding of how living organisms interact within their environment and the either
harmful or beneficial relationship that exist between an organism and its habitat.
Particularly the subject of environmental science incorporates human interactions with
their associated environments. It is the goal of environmental science to provide the
students with the tools necessary to build a sustainable society. This semester the area
of focus will be on examining the natural resources available to man and identifying
those that are sustainable and evaluate the relationships that exist in the different
ecosystems. The students will also begin to correlate the relationship between
population and pollution. Environmental science is a lab based course therefore the
students will further their skills in science through the use of laboratory techniques and
In addition to learning about environmental science, evaluation and
review of the concepts involved in the Georgia High School Graduation Test will occur
during the semester, in hopes of better preparing the student for passing the science
portion of this test. The Georgia High School Graduation Test is the week of March 17th-