The Environmental Science curriculum is designed to extend student investigations that began in grades K-8. This curriculum is extensively performance, lab and field based. It integrates the study of many components of our environment, including the human impact on our planet. Instruction will focus on student data collection and analysis. Some concepts are global; in those cases, interpretation of global data sets from scientific sources will be applied. The Internet resources for global data sets and interactive models will be utilized. Chemistry, physics, mathematical, and technological concepts will be integrated throughout the course. Whenever possible, careers related to environmental science will be emphasized. The Environmental Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) will be covered during this course (www.georgiastandards.org).