Environmental Science is an advanced, high school elective course which builds on foundational knowledge of the chemical, physical, biological, geological processes and focuses on the natural world. Through an inquiry-based program of study, all students will demonstrate environmental literacy as they explore the economic, social, political, and ecological interdependence in urban and rural areas and on local and global scales. As students fuse experiences across disciplines, they will acquire knowledge, values, and skills needed to protect and improve the environment. There is a focus on several crosscutting concepts including the following: Cause and Effect, Systems and System Models, Energy and Matter, and Stability and Change. Science practices and Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science objectives are integrated as students ask questions and define problems, develop and use models, plan and conduct investigations, analyze and interpret data, and construct explanations and design solutions. Students will engage in active inquiries, investigations, and hands-on activities as they develop and demonstrate conceptual understandings and research and laboratory skills described in the objectives. Safety instruction is integrated in all activities, and students will implement safe procedures and practices when manipulating equipment, materials, organisms, and models. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates content literacy and 21st Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools

Standard: Environmental Science Content

Topic: Engineering Design(Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science)

High School: Environmental Science

Topic: Reading- Key Ideas and Details(Science Literacy)

Topic: Reading- Craft and Structure

Topic: Reading- Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Topic: Reading- Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Topic: Writing- Text Types and Purposes

Topic: Writing- Production and Distribution of Writing

Topic: Writing- Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Topic: Writing- Range of Writing