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UNIT 1: THE LIVING WORLD: ECOSYSTEMS

Exam Weight: 6-8%

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1.1: Introduction to Ecosystems

1.2: Terrestrial Biomes

1.3: Aquatic Biomes

1.4: The Carbon Cycle

1.5: The Nitrogen Cycle

1.6: The Phosphorus Cycle

1.7: The Hydrologic (Water) Cycle

1.8: Primary Productivity

1.9: Trophic Levels

1.10: Energy Flow and the 10% Rule

1.11: Food Chains and Food Webs

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UNIT 2: THE LIVING WORLD: BIODIVERSITY

Exam Weight: 6-8%

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2.1: Introduction to Biodiversity

2.2: Ecosystem Services

2.3: Island Biogeography

2.4: Ecological Tolerance

2.5: Natural Disruptions to Ecosystems

2.6: Adaptations

2.7: Ecological Succession

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Interactive: Peppered Moths

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UNIT 3: POPULATION

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Exam Weight: 10-15%

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3.1: Generalist and Specialist Species

3.2: K-Selected r-Selected Species

3.3: Survivorship Curves

3.4: Carrying Capacity

3.5: Population Growth and Resource Availability

3.6: Age Structure Diagrams

3.7: Total Fertility Rate

3.8: Human Population Dynamics

3.9: Demographic Transition

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UNIT 4: EARTH SYSTEMS AND RESOURCES

Exam Weight: 10-15%

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4.1: Plate Tectonics

4.2: Soil Formation and Erosion

4.3: Soil Composition and Properties

4.4: Earth's Atmosphere

4.5: Global Wind Patterns

4.6: Watersheds

4.7: Solar Radiation and Earth's Seasons

4.8: Earth's Geography and Climate

4.9: El Niño and La Niña

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Interactive: Ancient Earth Globe

Interactive: Seasons

Interactive: World Wind Map

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UNIT 5: LAND AND WATER USE

Exam Weight: 10-15%

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5.1: The Tragedy of the Commons

5.2: Clearcutting

5.3: The Green Revolution

5.4: Impacts of Agricultural Practices

5.5: Irrigation Methods

5.6: Pest Control Methods

5.7: Meat Production Methods

5.8: Impacts of Overfishing

5.9: Impacts of Mining

5.10: Impacts of Urbanization

5.11: Ecological Footprints

5.12: Introduction to Sustainability

5.13: Methods to Reduce Urban Runoff

5.14: Integrated Pest Management

5.15: Sustainable Agriculture

5.16: Aquaculture

5.17: Sustainable Forestry

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UNIT 6: ENERGY RESOURCES AND CONSUMPTION

Exam Weight: 10-15%

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6.1: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

6.2: Global Energy Consumption

6.3: Fuel Types and Uses

6.4: Distribution of Natural Energy Resources

6.5: Fossil Fuels

6.6: Nuclear Power

6.7: Energy from Biomass

6.8: Solar Energy

6.9: Hydroelectric Power

6.10: Geothermal Energy

6.11: Hydrogen Fuel Cell

6.12: Wind Energy

6.13: Energy Conservation

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UNIT 7: ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION

Exam Weight: 7-10%

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7.1: Introduction to Air Pollution

7.2: Photochemical Smog

7.3: Thermal Inversion

7.4: Atmospheric CO2 and Particulates

7.5: Indoor Air Pollutants

7.6: Reduction of Air Pollution

7.7: Acid Rain

7.8: Noise Pollution

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UNIT 8: AQUATIC AND TERRESTRIAL POLLUTION

Exam Weight: 7-10%

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8.1: Sources of Pollution

8.2: Human Impacts on Ecosystems

8.3: Endocrine Disruptors

8.4: Human Impacts on Wetlands and Mangroves

8.5: Eutrophication

8.6: Thermal Pollution

8.7: Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

8.8: Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification

8.9: Solid Waste Disposal

8.10: Waste Reduction Methods

8.11: Sewage Treatment

8.12: Lethal Dose 50%

8.13: Dose Response Curve

8.14: Pollution and Human Health

8.15: Pathogens and Infectious Diseases

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UNIT 9: GLOBAL CHANGE

Exam Weight: 15-20%

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9.1: Stratospheric Ozone Depletion

9.2: Reducing Ozone Depletion

9.3: The Greenhouse Effect

9.4: Increases in the Greenhouse Gases

9.5: Global Climate Change

9.6: Ocean Warming

9.7: Ocean Acidification

9.8: Invasive Species

9.9: Endangered Species

9.10: Human Impact on Biodiversity

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