Review and study resources for APES Unit 4: Earth Systems. Aligned to the ! Works great as an AP Environmental Science Test Review or learning guide for your Ecosystems Unit!
Students will know exactly what College Board expects them to learn. Each Essential Standard is written out on the left side of the paper, with focused, aligned, open ended questions on the right side for students to work through.
Most of the questions are open ended, asking students to think critically and put concepts together in meaningful ways. Students are also asked to draw, label, and annotate diagrams, create graphs, explain data sets, and justify reasoning.
Review and Study Questions for all seven Topics in Unit 4: Earth Systems
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
4.7 Solar Radiation and Earth’s Seasons
4.8 Earth’s Geography and Climate
4.9 El Niño and La Niña
Product includes a link to a copy of the document. Open it in and then make a copy for your own Google Drive to edit as needed!
Includes a full answer key!
Save hours of time searching for resources to teach with! Purchase includes a list of links to – arranged and organized for each unit topic. The list includes online interactive activities, video clips, and Lab ideas and classroom activities for your students.
Your AP Environmental Science students benefit tremendously from having quick access to the Essential Knowledge standards and these guiding questions. After going through each set, they will feel confident they are ready for the Exam!
The APES Unit 4 Review can be used several ways:
- While going through a Unit as a working document, a learning guide, students can add to it as they read though the text book or listen to lecture
- To complete just before a Unit test as a study guide
- At the end of the semester to prepare for the AP Environmental Science Exam
When used as a learning guide: It is helpful to have students begin the Unit by going through the Essential Knowledge itself, highlighting key vocabulary. This gives them a good foundation to grow from, they know what to look for and what is important as they learn about, or review for the Unit.
When my students use these as review, I put them into small groups of three or four. They work together to complete the questions. Then students get into new groups and review their answers. I help guide them and help with questions that they can not come to an agreement on.
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I have been leading the students through this resource as notes for unit 4, and it has been working out so well. We are guaranteed to hit the EKs, and I am free to expand on things as much or as little as my students need. Some of the topics in this unit were review from the middle school science standards, so we were able to fly through them and use this resource more as a review than anything else, but for some of the more advanced topics I dove deep and pulled in other resources to tie in with this one. I love that it gives a list of suggested resources and activities. – Sarah J. January 4, 2022
I used this for a review after we completed Unit 4. I liked it so much and my students liked it so much that I purchased all the other units! – Tessa B. May 12, 2021
Great resource, easy to follow, and still had a great impact. This helped my students have a better understanding of the concepts. Thanks so much! – Jamie H. August 9, 2020