Ecology is a course that is designed to teach students how to understand and answer questions about the environment. This course focuses on the environment and the impact human beings have on it. It is designed to encourage scientific thought and to develop decision-making skills. Students participate in many hands on activities and research projects to explore the topics. Students will use the scientific method to perform labs, answer questions, and research topics about the systems of the Earth. Students will formulate their own questions and answer them through research, experimentation, and observation.