• In Environmental Systems, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: biotic and abiotic factors in habitats, ecosystems and biomes, interrelationships among resources and an environmental system, sources and flow of energy through an environmental system, relationship between carrying capacity and changes in populations and ecosystems, and changes in environments. To receive credit in science, students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement identified in ยง74.3(b)(2)(C) of this title (relating to Description of a required Secondary Curriculum).

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