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Shmoop Launches AP Environmental Science Guide

Posted Jan 9, 2012
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Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, has announced the launch of a new AP Environmental Science learning guide to help students prepare for the exam.

Environmental science is all about learning how to fix our planet's problems, whether we caused them ourselves or not. If you're in the mood to get guilt-tripped by a class, or just want to help make this world a better place, you're probably taking the AP Environmental Science exam, or APES.

In addition to an overview that prepares the diligent for the length, content and format of the test, the Shmoop guide to APES explores each topic on the exam in detail. Here's a brief overview of each subject:

--Earth Systems and Resources. Volcanoes. Soil. Rocks. What has been here for millions of years, and what will be here for millions more?

--The Living World. Learn the ins and outs of biological populations and the process of natural selection.

--Population. We're growing as a species. How long can we keep consuming resources and destroying habitats?

--Land and Water Use. Let's have a conversation about conservation.

--Energy Resources and Consumption. What are the safest and most effective alternatives to using limited fossil fuel resources? 

--Pollution. Learn ways how we can clean up our collective act-and our planet.

--Global Change. Is it getting hot in here? No? Just us?

Throughout the guide, Shmoop will answer some of your most burning questions:

--How do I separate my Mesozoic from my Cenozoic?

--How are scientists trying to genetically modify organisms?

--Why do we need more than 1,200 varieties of banana?

--What does Black Friday have to do with survival of the fittest

Get the answers with Shmoop's new guide to AP Environmental Science.

Source: Shmoop,

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