Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Textbook: Environment.  The Science Behind the Stories. 3rd Edition. (Withgott and Brennan)

I have a class set of textbooks.  If you would like to sign one out for the year, you may.  But you may need to bring it back and forth on days  we will use them.  (this will depend on how may students are enrolled in the class)

Current Events Template

Silent Spring PDF

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Daily Agenda and Assignments

Wednesday, September 6
WELCOME BACK!
Wednesday, September 7
1.  Student survey
2.  Introductions
3.  Success quotes activity
4.individual quotes
Thursday, September 8
1.  "3 things" activity
2.  Classroom procedures
3.  Norm setting
Friday, September 9
1. Environmental Issues Discussion
2.  Prince EA video
3.  Intro to srevice hours and composting program
Monday, September 12
1. Review Lab Safety and Syllabus
--> Due signed and returned by Friday
2.  Compost Program details
Tuesday, September 13
1.  Composting
2.  Start setting up journal
Wednesday, September 14
1.  Composting
2.  finish setting up journal
Thursday, September 15
1. Composting
2.  Work on current events due Monday
Friday, September 16
1.  Composting
2.  Deliver recycling bins to teachers
Monday, September 19
Cycles of Matter Notes
Tuesday, September 20
Cycles of matter coloring packet and Questions (due Wednesday)
Journal Entry #1
Wednesday, September 21
Carbon Cycle Game
-->  Questions due tomorrow
Thursday, September 22
1.  Ocean Acidification article and discussion (no electronic copy)
2.  Ocean Acidification video with worksheethttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cqCvcX7buo
Friday, September 23
1.  Cycles Quiz
2.  Intro to Acidification Lab Part I - set up in notebooks (ignore the journal entries in this powerpoint)
Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27
Bubbles Lab - The Effect of Carbon Dioxide on Salt Water pH
Wednesday, September 28 
1. Set up For Part II of Lab
2. Journal Entry #2
Thursday, September 29
1.  Bookwork for Unit 1
Friday, September 30
1.  Carbon Lab II
Monday, October 3
1.  Work on Lab
Tuesday, October 4
1.  Fertilizing the sea acticle and activity
2.  Eutrophicaton Notes
Wednesday, October 5
1. Journal Entry #3
2. Video on Eutrophication - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JnKkit5ocI
-->  Watch and takes notes in comp book
Thursday, October 6
Compost and recycling
Friday, October 7
1.  Operation Cat Drop Activity
Monday, October 10
1.  Ecosystem Worksheet 1
2. Ecology Review Notes
Tuesday, October 11 and Wedneday, October 12
-->Substitute
1.  Ecology Worksheet 2
2.  The Prolific Afterlife  - Article - Read and highlight
3.  Journal Entry #4
Thursday, October 13
1.  Yellowstone Video Clip
2.  The Prolific Afterlife Analysis questions for discussion
Friday, October 14
No school - Teacher workday
--Still have current events due Monday
Monday, October 17
Pole to Pole video with questions
Tuesday, October 18
1.  Finish Pole to Pole Video
2.  Introduce biome project
-->  begin research
Wednesday, October 19
Work on Project
Thursday, October 20
1.  Finish Project
Jounral Entry #5
Friday, October 21
1.  Ecocystems Quiz
2.  Biome Jigsaw
Monday, October 24
1.  Ecosystem Quiz
2.  Reading Assignment  - Populations
Tuesday, October 25
1.  Population Notes (Part I and II)
2.  Predator Prey Graphing Analysis
Wedneday, October 26
1.  Discuss Graph
2.  Biodiversity Notes
Thursday, October 27
Biodiversity bean Lab
Friday, October 28
1.  Finish Lab Write up - Due Monday
2.  Biodiversity Worksheet
3. Journal Entry #6
Monday, October 31
1. Review Biodiersity WS
2. Population Notes Part II (see notes from 10/25)
Tuesday, November 1
Make-up work Day
Wednesday, November 2 - Thursday, November 3
Competition and limiting factors actiity
Friday, November 4
1.  JE #4
2.  Madagascar video with extra credit questions
Monday, November 7
1.  Finish video
2.  Threats to biodiversity notes
Tuesday, November 8
1.  Threats to biodiversity video
2.  Introduce Invasive Species Project
Wednesday, November 9 and Thursday, November 10
Work on Invasive Species Porject
Friday, November 11
No School - Veterans Day
Monday, November 14
1.  Finish working on project
Tuesday, November 15
1. Biodiversity Conservation notes
2. Biodiversity Conservation research paper
Wednesday, November 16
1.  Finish research
2.  Review for test
Thursday, November 17
Test on Ecology
Friday, November 18
Bookwork on human populaiton growth
Monday, November 21
Calculate and analyze ecological footprint
Tuesday, November 22
Video on human's ecological footprint
Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25
Thanksgiving Break!!!!
Monday, November 28
Finish ecological footprint video
Tuesday, Novmber 29
1.  Journal Entry #8
2.  Stuff behind the stuff activity
Wednesday, November 30
Finish Stuff behing the stuff
Thursday, December 1
1.  Discuss "stuff" posters
2.  Tragedy of the Commons Article Summary and video
Friday, December 2
The story of Easter Island (in text) with questions
Monday, December 5
Fishing Lab (Tragedy of the commons)
Tuesday, December 6
1.  Finish Analysis Questions
2.  Notes on population and natural resources
Wednesday, December 7
1. Disturbed Video and Imagery
2.  Impacts Poster
Thursday, December 8
1.  Discuss Disturbed video
2.  Introduce photojournalism project
Friday, December 9
No School - Snow Day
Monday, December 12 -Tuesday, December 13
Photojournalism project work time
Wednesday, December 14
Present Projects
Thursday, December 15
Present Projects
Friday, December 16
Finish presenting
HAVE WONDERFUL HOLIDAY BREAK.  SEE YOU IN 2017!
Monday, January 2
No School
Tuesday, January 3 & Wednesday, January 4
An Inconventient Truth video - with worksheet
Thursday, January 5
Finish Video
JE #9
Friday, January 6
Review Inconvenient Truth WS
Monday, January 9
Global Warming Preassessment -  complete and discuss
Tuesday, January 10
Currents and Climate Notes
Wednesday, January 11
Discussion - Climate and Soil
Thursday, January 12
Specific Heat Lab - Due Tuesday
Friday, January 13
1.  Work on Lab analysis questions
2.  Catch up day - Late work
Monday, January 16
No School - MLK, Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 17
Climate change article, questions and concept map
-->  Test II Friday - Review Sheet
Wednesday, January 18
Finish article, and create "large" concept map
Thursday, January 19
1. JE #10
2. Finish concept map
3. review for test
Friday, January 20
Test
Monday, January 23 - Fiday, Janaury 27
Global Climate change project - Design a game
--> Due Wednesday

SEMESTER 2

Monday, January 30
1. PT Notes on Natural Gas (this popwerpoint conatins notes for alll fossil fuels...gas, coal and oil)
2. Fracking video
3. Natural gas worksheet with questions
Tuesday, January 31
1. Finish worksheet and go over
2.  Notes on Coal
Wednesday, February 1 and Thursday, February 2
Coal Mining Lab
Friday, February 3
Alaskas Last Oil - Video
- IN YOUR NOTEBOOK: Write 10 facts learned from the video, make a list of pros and cons from drilling in Alaska's wilderness, write your opinion on drilling in alaska's last wilderness, and write a summary of the video.
Monday, February 6 and Tuesday, February 7
SNOW DAYS!
Wednesday, February 8
Notes on Oil
Thursday, February 9
3 students in class - watched Planet Earth
Friday, February 10
Read and answer Questions - Bookwork on Alternative energies
Monday, February 13
Energy usage Lab
Tuesday, February 14
1. Finish lab
2. Journal Entry #14
Wednesday, February 15
Textbook Work - Chapter 20 & 21 with reading questions
Thursday, February 16
1. Notes on Alternative Energies
2. Finish Bookwork
Friday, February 17
Guest Speaker on aternative energy
Monday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 22
Mid-Winter Break
Wednesday, February 23 - Friday February 25
Alternative Energies Project
** Due Monday 2/27
Monday, February 27
Alternative energy Presentations
Tuesday, February 28
1.  Finish Presentations
2.  Water usage inventory
Wednesday, March 1
Energy Quiz
Thursday, March 2
1. Notes on Water Usage
2. JE #13
Friday, March 3
National water usage analysis activity
Monday, March 6
1.  Finish water usage analysis
2.  Watershed Webquest
Tuesday, March 7
Finish Webquest
Wednesday, March 8
1. Nationl Water usage activity
2.  Colorado river photojournalism video
Thursday, March 9
Watr use and management notes
Friday, March 10
Review Point-non-point (WS)
Water and Gasoline Activity
Journal Entry #14
Monday, March 13
Chapter 9 Bookwork
Tuesday, March 14
Finish bookwork
Wednesday, March 15
Soil and Agriculture Notes
Thursday, March 16
Farming for the future Activity and anlysis
Friday, March 17 - Happy St. Paddy's day!!!!!
Soil and agriculture brochure
Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21
Work on Soil Brochure
-->  Due Wednesday
Wednesday, March 22
Notes on Soil Conservation ( see notes March 15)
Thursday, March 23
Journal Entry #15
Begin reading Silent Spring  by Rachel Carson
--> Chapter 1 & 2 analysis sheets
Friday, March 24
Quiz on Soil and water use
Work on Silent Spring
Monday, March 27
Tuna and Biomagnification PPT
Begin Activity on biomagnification
Tuesday, March 28
Finish Biomagnification activity
Wednesday, March 29
Finish Biomagnification Activity
JE#16
Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31
The Case of Love Canal Video and Analysis
Monday, April 10
Silent Spring Chapter 4
Tuesday, April 11
Environmental Toxicology Notes
Wedensday, April 12 & Thursday, April 13
Toxicology Webquest
Friday, April 14
LD50 notes and worksheet (see notes from Tuesday)
Monday, April 17
Notes on serial dillution
Serial dillution lab with Congo Red
Tuesday, April 18 - Thursday April 20
SBAC Testing
Chapters 5&6 Silent Spring
Friday, April 21
-JE #17
-The Lorax - Happy Earth Day!
Monday, April 24
Set up toxicology Lab
Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26
Erin Brockovich with analysis sheet
Thursday, April 27
Substitute
- Silent Spring Chapter 7
Friday, April 28
Collect data from lab
Monday, May 1
Finish Erin Brockovich