AP Environmental Science


Looking for an AP Environmental Science practice test? Our AP Practice Exams directory lists the best free online exams, along with links and detailed descriptions of each one. In addition, we list the best resources available for AP Environmental Science free response questions, online notes, multiple choice questions, outlines, cram packets, and study guides.

AP Environmental Science Practice Exams

1998 Released Exam.  This is the actual 1998 exam which has been released by the college board. Works great as an AP Environmental Science practice test.

AP Environmental Science Practice Exam.  This is a fantastic interactive test complete with detailed explanations for each correct answer.

Living in the Environment Chapter Tests.  These are chapter review tests for the Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions textbook. Includes 15-20 questions for each of the 25 chapters in the book.

Textbook Quizzes.  This is the student companion site for Botkin and Keller’s Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 8th Edition.  Great interactive practice quizzes for each of the 24 chapters. Select a chapter from the menu to get started.

More Textbook Resources.  The student center for Cunningham’s Environmental Science: A Global Concern has AP Environmental Science practice tests and flashcards for each of the 25 chapters.

Essential Environment.  Chapter resources for all 15 chapters of this textbook.  Select chapter and then click on “Chapter Quiz”. There are also flash cards for each chapter.

AP Environmental Science Notes & Outlines

Course Review.  These AP Environmental Science notes are published by the Environmental Literacy Council. A great way to review all the major concepts.

Chapter Notes and Outline Notes.  Two sets of APES notes based on Miller’s Living in the Environment text. The chapter notes are in MS Word.

Textbook Notes.  This AP Environmental Science outline is based on Wright’s Environmental Science text.

Slide Show Notes.  These notes cover all topics with an online slide show format, based on the Environmental Science for AP textbook by Friedland and Relyea.

PowerPoint Notes.  Awesome set of AP Environmental Science notes in PowerPoint format based on Environment: The Science Behind the Stories by Withgott and Brennan.

APES Notes.  A very concise set of study notes that are broken into the following 7 sections: Earth Systems, Ecosystems, Populations, Land & Water Use, Pollution, Energy, and Global Change.

APES Exam Review Flashcards and Vocabulary Flashcards.  Great sets of AP Environmental Science flashcards with hundreds of terms to practice.

Final Exam Review.  This cram packet provides a very thorough online review of the entire course. A great resource that is perfect for your final exam prep!

AP Environmental Science Free Response


Previous Questions.  All of the prior year APES free response questions.  Covers 1999 to 2013, and includes all of the questions, scoring guidelines, sample responses, statistics, and distributions.

Preparing for FRQ’s.  Excellent collection of tips for answering the AP Environmental Science free response questions. Make sure you review these!

APES FRQ Guide.  A four-page FRQ guide with some great free response tips.

More Tips and Do’s and Don’ts.  A few more guidelines and strategies for your AP Environmental Science FRQ.

Highest-Rated AP Environmental Science Study Guides from Amazon

Cracking the AP Environmental Science Exam, 2014 Edition. Great review of the major topics with quizzes after each chapter. Key terms, lab review, free response strategies, and 2 full practice exams. Overall, an excellent AP Environmental Science study guide.

AP Environmental Science Crash Course. Like all of the books in the Crash Course series, this one is perfect for your final push right before the exam. Focuses only on material that is covered on the test and has a good section with testing strategies as well. Includes access for a complete online practice test.  Perfect 5-star rating!

5 Steps to a 5 AP Environmental Science, 2014-2015 Edition. Another good AP Environmental Science study guide. Includes a diagnostic exam and 2 sample exams.

About the Exam

The AP Environmental Science course is an interdisciplinary course that brings together elements from biology, geology, chemistry, geography, and other disciplines that have a bearing on environmental studies. The goal of the course is to teach the scientific principles, concepts, and methods that are required to analyze environmental problems. The focus is on both natural and human-created problems, and on the evaluation of environmental risks and alternative solutions. The course also includes a laboratory and field investigation requirement so that the students have a chance to test principles and concepts from the classroom and explore real world issues with much greater depth.

The Exam format is:
Multiple-Choice (90 minutes, 60% of final grade):
-100 multiple choice questions
AP Environmental Science Free-Response (90 minutes, 40% of final grade):
-1 data-set question
-1 document-based question
-2 synthesis and evaluation questions

When is the AP Environmental Science Exam?

The AP Environmental Science Exam date for the 2013/2014 school year is Monday, May 5th 2014 at 8 a.m. The test is offered once per year.