♻️ 2023 AP Environmental Science Study Plan

Welcome to this plethora of resources that cover everything! This toolkit is constantly being updated with more resources! AP Environmental Science is a college-level course where you will develop an understanding of relationships in the natural world through inquiry-driven investigation and field work.

The AP Environmental Science Exam

A breakdown of the exam content by percentage.

Unit Exam Weighting (MCQ)
Unit 1: The Living World: Ecosystems 6%–8%
Unit 2: The Living World: Biodiversity 6%–8%
Unit 3: Populations 10%–15%
Unit 4: Earth Systems and Resources 10%–15%
Unit 5: Land and Water Use 10%–15%
Unit 6: Energy Resources and Consumption 10%–15%
Unit 7: Atmospheric Pollution 7%–10%
Unit 8: Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution 7%–10%
Unit 9: Global Change 15%–20%

Science Practices

By taking AP Environmental, you’ll gain a variety of skills that will help you think and practice like a environmental scientist.

Skill Description Exam Weighting (MCQ) Exam Weighting (FRQ)
1. Concept Explanation Explain environmental concepts, processes, and models presented in written format 30%–38% 13%–20%
2. Visual Representations Analyze visual representations of environmental concepts and processes 12%–19% 6%–10%
3. Text Analysis Analyze sources of information about environmental issues 6%–8% Not assessed in free-response section.
4. Scientific Experiments Analyze research studies that test environmental principles 2%–4% 10%–14%
5. Data Analysis Analyze and interpret quantitative data represented in tables, charts, and graphs 12%–19% 6%–10%
6. Mathematical Routines Apply quantitative methods to address environmental concepts 6%–9% 20%
7. Environmental Solutions Propose and justify solutions to environmental problems 17%–23% 26%–34%

Study Guides for Every Unit

🏜 Unit 1 - The Living World: Ecosystems

🐠 Unit 2 - The Living World: Biodiversity

👪 Unit 3 - Populations

🌏 Unit 4 - Earth Systems and Resources

🏖 Unit 5 - Land and Water Use

⚡️ Unit 6 - Energy Resources and Consumption

💨 Unit 7 - Atmospheric Pollution

♻️ Unit 8 - Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution

🔥 Unit 9 - Global Change

AP Environmental Science MCQ


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