Progress is neither swift nor easy! -Marie Curie

Welcome to Advanced Placement Environmental Science 2019 - 2020!!

  • Have a great summer!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    9/10-9/14/2018

     

    Unit I:  The Atmosphere (Composition; structure; weather and climate; atmospheric circulation and the Coriolis Effect; atmosphere–ocean interactions; ENSO)

    We will have two on-going labs this week, as well as ppt notes and a quiz!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    APES – EOY Schedule 2018

    Day

    Date

    Activity

     

    M-T

    4/30-5/1

    Unit 4 Land & Water Use – Review and Quiz

    M: Holding in 3rd, then 2,4,5,6,7  T: Holding in 3rd, then 5,6,7

    W-R

    5/2-5/3

    Unit 4 Global Economics and Environmental Laws – Review and Quiz

    W: Holding in 1st, then 4,5,6,7  R: Holding in 1st, then 5,6,7

    F

    5/4

    Units 1-4 Practice Test (Multiple Choice, 30 MCQ’s)

    Holding in 2nd, then 3,4,5,6,7

    M

    5/7

    Units 1-4 Practice Test (Free Response, 2 FRQ’s)

    Holding in 4th, then 2,5,6,7

    T

    5/8

    Unit 5 Energy – Review and Quiz

    Holding in 7th, then 2,3,4,5,6 

    T

    5/8

    5-7 pm: Dinner and Review Units 6 & 7 and Quiz

     

    W

    5/9

    3 Hour Intense Comprehensive Review

    ·         Ppt notes

    ·         Quiz

    ·         Jeopardy

    ·         Test-Taking Tips

    Holding in 6th, then 3,4,5,7

    W

    5/9

    5-7 pm: Dinner and Review. We will take a practice test together (15 MCQ’s and 1 FRQ) – Units 5-7; with an immediate analysis and critique of the results.

     

    R

    5/10

    APES College Board Exam 12:00-4:00pm.

    Holding in 2nd, then 4,5,6,7

    M-F

    5/14-5-18

    ·         End-of-Year Lab Project

    ·         As no one in this class is eligible to exempt the exam (5 or less absences and a year average of A), your exam grade will be the average of the 4 practice exam quizzes and the 2 practice exam tests.  Any missed quizzes or tests will have to be made up on your own time before the College Board Exam.

     

     

    4/16-4/20/18

     

    All Standards - EXAM REVIEW

     

    This is senior week and as my seniors will be missing quite a bit of time in my class, they must complete the following assignments on their own time BEFORE THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY ON FRIDAY.

    ·         Paper Airplane Challenge Lab

    ·         Complete the 3 Senior Week Assignments in “AP Environmental Science Period 6” at www.usatestprep.com.

     

    3/5 - 3/9/2018

     

    College Board Unit VII:  Global Change

     

    Monday – Erin Brockovich Film Education

    Tuesday – Global Climate Change video and notes

    Habitat Maintenance Project continues

    HW:  Quizlet:   https://quizlet.com/76501081/ap-environmental-science-chapter-19-global-change-flash-cards/ Photograph of score due tomorrow!

    Wednesday – Greenhouse Effect video and notes

    Habitat Maintenance Project continues (habitats must be set up by today)

    HW:  Quizlet:  https://quizlet.com/19561978/apes-chapter-19-global-change-flash-cards/   Photograph of score due tomorrow!

    Thursday – Ecosystem Change video and notes

    Habitat Maintenance Project continues (habitats temperature and pH adjustment phase)

    Friday – Global Change Free Response quiz (30 minutes)

    Habitat Maintenance Project continues (populations are introduced to the habitats)

     

    2/26-3/2/2018

     

    College Board Unit VII:  Global Change

     

    Monday - Complete Ozone WS - turn in packet

    Tuesday - Write About It:  Kyoto Accord, Montreal Protocol, Paris Accord, Clean Air Act

    Wednesday - Habitat Maintenance Project Begins

    Thursday - Friday - Erin Brockovich: The Ethical Dilemma of Personal Responsibility

     

    1/22/18-2/9/18

     

    Big Idea 7: Pollution

    Readings:

    Chapter 14

    Chapter 22

     

    Unit Objectives: Environmental Health

     

    1.       Identify the major types of environmental health hazards

    2.       Describe the types, abundance, distribution, and movement of toxicants in the

    environmental

    3.       Discuss the study of hazards and their effects, including: case histories,

    epidemiology, animal testing, and dose-response analysis

    4.       Compare bioaccumulation and biomagnification and give examples of each

    5.       Describe policy and regulation in the US and internationally as it relates to waste

    and toxicity

    6.       Explain what a brownfield is and possible cleanup solutions, including

    bioremediation & phytoremediation

    7.       Explain how emerging diseases work and give examples

    8.       Define and give examples for the following: conservation, preservation, restoration,

    remediation, reclamation, and mitigation

    9.       Compare acute and chronic exposure

     

    Unit Objectives: Risk

    ·         Assess risk assessment and risk management

    ·         Compare philosophical approaches to risk

    Unit Objectives: Waste Management

    ·         Summarize and compare the types of waste we generate

    ·         List and describe the major approaches to waste management

    ·         Delineate the scale of the waste dilemma

    ·         Describe conventional waste disposal methods: landfills and incineration

    ·         Evaluate approaches for reducing waste: source reduction, reuse, composting, and recycling

    ·         Discuss industrial solid waste management and principles of industrial ecology

    ·         Assess issues in managing hazardous waste

    Skills

    ·         Perform and analyze an LD-50 experiment

    ·         Perform a Life Cycle Analysis on an everyday item

    Laws

     

    Federal Hazardous Substances Act
    Hazardous Material Transportation Act (HAZMAT)
    Nuclear Waste Policy Act
    Low Level Radioactivity Act
    RCRA
    Toxic Substance Control Act (TOSCA)
    CERCLA
    Price-Anderson Nuclear Indemnity Act

     

    Videos

     

    Bozeman Science Air Pollution

    Bozeman Science Water Pollution

    Bozeman Science Solid Waste

    Bozeman Science Health Impacts of Pollution

     

    Film Education

     

    Erin Brockovich

     

    1/9-1/19/18  

     

    College Board Unit V: Energy Resources and Consumption

    Tuesday - Wednesday  Energy Conumption and Efficiency Math Calculations and Battery Efficiency Lab

    Thursday - Friday Energy Consumption and Efficiency Math Calculations (Free Response Questions) and Bulb Efficiency Lab

    Tuesday Review of Questions

    Wednesday Study Period

    Thursday TEST - One Concept FRQ and one Math FRQPlease Study!

     

    12/18/17 - 12/21/17

     

    College Board Unit V:  Energy Resources and Consumption

     

    Monday – Tuesday, Thursday

    ·         Open: One Science Fair question per day.

    ·         Task:  Film Education – Deepwater Horizon.  A different type of environmental impact created by humans using fossil fuels.

    ·         Close:  What is the importance of preserving the environment?

    Wednesday

    ·         Oil spill lab.

     

    12/11/17 - 12/15/17

     

    College Board Unit V:  Energy Resources and Consumption

     

    M-T  Global Climate change and Greenhouse Gases

    W     Fracking

    R-F  Fractional Dostillation Lab

     

    12/04/17 - 12/08/17

     

    College Board Unit V:  Energy Resources and Consumption

     

    Monday - Tuesday

    ·         Renewable fuels lab.

    Wednesday

    ·         Energy Resources http://www.oresomeresources.com/resources_view/resource/powerpoint_energy

    ·         Ppt notes, and students share their thoughts.

    ·         Close:  Free Response Question.

    Thursday - Friday

    ·         Energy Math

     

    11/06/17 - 11/09/17

     

    College Board Unit IV - Land and Water Use

     

    Monday

    ·         Conclude The Cove; resource and ethics discussion.

    Tuesday

    ·         Mining notes and questions

    ·         Unit Review

    Wednesday

    ·         Mining Lab (College Board)

    ·         Unit Review

    Thursday

    ·         Unit Test

     

    10/30/17 - 11/03/17

     

    College Board Unit IV - Land and Water Use

     

    1.      Pesticides:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTm7i84mcMI

    2.      Integrated Pest Management:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyZPDcr5_dw

    3.      Rachel Carson:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipbc-6IvMQI

    4.      Deforestation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4jhjt1_eyM

    5.      The Amazon:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eFiZbB9aJQ

    6.      Irrigation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFO4h8i-h6g

    7.      Desertification:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRJBuM7qjQ0

    8.      Succession:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=555EG8Vzs_I

     

    Monday – Wednesday we will be watching the above listed 8 videos (Agricultural Resources) and taking Cornell notes on each of them.  Each 6 minute video (10 with notes) will be followed by a brief 5 minute discussion Q&A.

     

    Thursday – Friday we will be watching the documentary The Cove (Ocean Resources) which will be accompanied by an ethical resource management worksheet.

     

    HW:  Make the flashcards by Friday (they will be checked), study them over the weekend, then take the quiz on Monday - Forest Resourceshttps://quizlet.com/13058743/ch-12-ap-environmental-science-resource-management-forestry-land-use-and-protected-areas-flash-cards/

     

     

     

    10/23/17 - 10/27/17

     

    College Board Unit IV - Land and Water Use

     

    This is National Chemistry Week!   We will be celebrating it as National Science Week!

    This week will be the end of our Populations unit and the introduction of our Land and Water Use unit.  Each day will proceed as follows:

    ·         Open:  One Sustainable Agriculture fact.

    ·         Task:  Case Study with guiding questions.

    ·         Close:  Preparing a sustainable and affordable menu.

     

    Sustainable Agriculture Facts:

    1.      Sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare. 

    2.      This form of agriculture enables us to produce healthful food without compromising future generations' ability to do the same.

    3.      Sustainable farms produce crops and raise animals without relying on toxic chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified seeds, or practices that degrade soil, water, or other natural resources.

    4.      Food production should never come at the expense of human health.  Since sustainable crop farms avoid hazardous pesticides, they're able to grow fruits and vegetables that are safer for consumers, workers, and surrounding communities. 

    5.      Likewise, sustainable livestock farmers and ranchers raise animals without dangerous practices like use of nontherapeutic antibiotics or arsenic-based growth promoters.  Through careful, responsible management of livestock waste, sustainable farmers also protect humans from exposure to pathogens, toxins, and other hazardous pollutants. 

     

    10/16/17-10/20/17

     

    College Board Unit III - Populations

     

    III. Population (10–15%)
    A. Population Biology Concepts
    (Population ecology; carrying capacity; reproductive strategies; survivorship)
    B. Human Population
    1. Human population dynamics  10/18-19
    (Historical population sizes; distribution; fertility rates; growth rates and
    doubling times; demographic transition; age-structure diagrams)
    2. Population size  10/17-18
    (Strategies for sustainability; case studies; national policies)
    3. Impacts of population growth  10/16-17
    (Hunger; disease; economic effects; resource use; habitat destruction)

     

    9/25/2017 - 9/29/2017

     

    College Board Unit II - The Living World

     

    Study Guide (Flashcards – HW due before the test on Friday):  https://quizlet.com/4045898/ap-environmental-science-unit-2-flash-cards/

    Monday – Wednesday:

    II. The Living World (10–15%)
    A. Ecosystem Structure
    (Biological populations and communities; ecological niches; interactions
    among species; keystone species; species diversity and edge effects; major
    terrestrial and aquatic biomes)
    B. Energy Flow
    (Photosynthesis and cellular respiration; food webs and trophic levels;
    ecological pyramids)
    C. Ecosystem Diversity
    (Biodiversity; natural selection; evolution; ecosystem services)
    D. Natural Ecosystem Change
    (Climate shifts; species movement; ecological succession)
    E. Natural Biogeochemical Cycles
    (Carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, water, conservation of matter)

    Thursday:  3 minilabs in one day! These are quick, fun, and creative!

    Test (Friday):  https://quizlet.com/4045898/ap-environmental-science-unit-2-flash-cards/

    FYI:  Ecosystem services https://www.greenfacts.org/glossary/def/ecosystem-services.htm

     

    9/18/17 - 9/22/17

     

    We have suffered some Irma delays!

     

    We are currently in the College Board Advanced Placement Environmental Science unit I.

     

    I. Earth Systems and Resources (10–15% of exam)
        A. Earth Science Concepts  08/07/17 - 08/18/17
            (Geologic time scale; plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism; seasons; solar intensity and latitude)
        B. The Atmosphere 08/21/17 - 08/25/17
            (Composition; structure; weather and climate; atmospheric circulation and the Coriolis Effect; atmosphere–ocean interactions; ENSO) ENSO 08/28-08/30/17
        C. Global Water Resources and Use 9/7-9/20/17
            (Freshwater/saltwater; ocean circulation; agricultural, industrial, and domestic use; surface and groundwater issues; global problems; conservation)
        D. Soil and Soil Dynamics 9/21-9/26/17
            (Rock cycle; formation; composition; physical and chemical properties; main soil types; erosion and other soil problems; soil conservation) Rock 09/08/17

     

     

    8/28/17 - 9/01/17

     

    We are currently in the College Board Advanced Placement Environmental Science unit I.

     

    I. Earth Systems and Resources (10–15% of exam)
        A. Earth Science Concepts  08/07/17 - 08/18/17
            (Geologic time scale; plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism; seasons; solar intensity and latitude)
        B. The Atmosphere 08/21/17 - 08/25/17
            (Composition; structure; weather and climate; atmospheric circulation and the Coriolis Effect; atmosphere–ocean interactions; ENSO) ENSO 08/28-08/30/17
        C. Global Water Resources and Use 08/31-09/04/17
            (Freshwater/saltwater; ocean circulation; agricultural, industrial, and domestic use; surface and groundwater issues; global problems; conservation)
        D. Soil and Soil Dynamics 09/05-09/07/17
            (Rock cycle; formation; composition; physical and chemical properties; main soil types; erosion and other soil problems; soil conservation) Rock 09/08/17

     

    8/21/17 - 8/25/17

     

    We are currently in the College Board Advanced Placement Environmental Science unit I.

     

    I. Earth Systems and Resources (10–15% of exam)
        A. Earth Science Concepts  08/07/17 - 08/18/17
            (Geologic time scale; plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism; seasons; solar intensity and latitude)
        B. The Atmosphere 08/21/17 - 08/25/17
            (Composition; structure; weather and climate; atmospheric circulation and the Coriolis Effect; atmosphere–ocean interactions; ENSO)
        C. Global Water Resources and Use
            (Freshwater/saltwater; ocean circulation; agricultural, industrial, and domestic use; surface and groundwater issues; global problems; conservation)
        D. Soil and Soil Dynamics
            (Rock cycle; formation; composition; physical and chemical properties; main soil types; erosion and other soil problems; soil conservation)

     

    Welcome and Good Morning!                                                                   8/7/2017

    1. Please get your appropriate class syllabus, a copy of the lab safety contract, and a long sheet of colored paper (green = environmental science, blue = chemistry, white = APES) from lab station 5.
    2. Find your assigned seat, and quietly have a seat.
    3. Fold your long paper “hot dog, hamburger, hamburger” style.
      1. In the upper left hand square write: your full name, subject, and period.
      2. In the second square (to the right of the first square) answer the DIN on the board:
        • Day, date, question, answer
    4. Review of syllabus and lab safety contract. Note: both of these documents must be signed by you and by your parent, and returned NLT 8/9/2017 for a grade (late points will be deducted).
    5. Vocabulary: Please define the following ten terms during your remaining time in class; complete them for HW if necessary.

    Chemistry

    Environmental Science

    APES

    Metric System

    Hierarchy

    Geologic Time Scale

    SI System

    Biotic

    Plate Tectonics

    Scientific Method

    Abiotic

    Earthquakes

    Physical Property

    Scientific Method

    Volcanism

    Chemical Property

    1st Law of Thermodynamics

    Obits

    Physical Change

    2nd Law of Thermodynamics

    Seasons

    Chemical Change

    3rd Law of Thermodynamics

    Climate

    Density à D=m/v à D=g/cm3 à D=g/mL

    Metric System

    Solar Intensity

    Enthalpy

    Enthalpy

    Longitude

    Entropy

    Entropy

    Latitude

     

    1. This week:

    M               As outlined on this sheet.

    T – R         Two labs:

    Chemistry

    Environmental Science

    APES

    Metric Madness

    Biological Hierarchy

    Globe Construction

    Recycling Factory

    Energy Flow

    Tracking Earthquakes

          F                Lab Safety quiz.                    

    Things to remember!

    • Please make sure to read your syllabus and study your lab safety contract.
    • Make this a fabulous first week by following the rules and remaining engaged in learning.
    • Complete all your work – you are working on four grades this week already!

    Happy New School Year,

    Rebecca Potter

     

    For standards and lesson plans from 4/16/2017 - 5/23/2017, please see the calendar below:

     

    Day

    Date

    Standard

    Activity

    Grade

    T

    4/11

    1 Earth Systems

    Geology Review

     

    W

    4/12

    1 Earth Systems

    Atmosphere Review

     

    R

    4/13

    1 Earth Systems

    Water & Soil Review

     

    T-R

    4/11-13

    2 The Living World

    Biomes, Energy Flow, Cycles Review HW

     

    M

    4/17

    3 Population

    Concepts and Math Review

     

    T

    4/18

    4 Land and Water Use

    Rural Concepts Review

     

    W

    4/19

    4 Land and Water Use

    Urban Concepts Review

     

    R-F

    4/20-21

    5 Energy Resources

    Concepts and Math Review

     

    M

    4/24

    6 Pollution

    Types and Impact Review

     

    T

    4/25

    5 Nuclear Fuel and Reactors

    Lunch with Potter and a speaker from SRS Nuclear Waste Removal– 6th and 7th period (lunch will be provided)

     

    W

    4/26

     

    EXAM Part 1; 15 MC (15min), 1 SA (10min); 1 FR (20min)

     

    R

    4/27

     

    EXAM Part 2; 15 MC (15min), 1 SA (10min); 1 FR (20min)

     

    F

    4/29

     

    EXAM Part 3; 15 MC (15min), 1 SA (10min); 1 FR (20min)

     

    M

    5/1

     

    College Board APES EXAM 8am

     

    T-F

    5/2-5

     

    Film Education – Global Change - Waterworld

     

    M-F

    5/8-12

     

    WHS AP Wars

     

    M-W

    5/15-17

     

    Lab Cleanup and Organization

     

     

    1. Students will create a study packet from all review activities.
    2. Review activities will be varied between notes, activities, graphic organizers, and labs to avoid the review doldrums.
    3. Standard 7 – Global Change – will not be reviewed as the unit was completed just prior to the beginning of review.
    4. Students should be prepared to study and review on their own as well:
      1. Tutoring on Wednesdays 6:55-7:25am and 2:45-3:15pm, and on request.
      2. Activities on usatestprep.com; there are activities available for every learning style.
      3. Every student has a notebook for this class as a study and review resource.
      4. Students may check out a textbook from me, to work along in the chapters.
    5. How Do I Define A Successful Student? I Have An APP for That!

     

    ATTENDANCE –                    A successful student attends class regularly and is rarely tardy.

    PREPAREDNESS –   A successful student brings work that is due and all materials necessary to class.

    PARTICIPATION -   A successful student understands that learning is an active process and participates in all activities fully.

     

    03/27/2017 - 03/31/2017

     

    Standards:

     

     

    VII. Global Change (10–15% of exam) C. Loss of Biodiversity 1. Habitat loss; overuse; pollution; introduced species; endangered and extinct species 2. Maintenance through conservation 3. Relevant laws and treaties

     

    Monday - Deepwater Horizon Discussion

    Tuesday - Conservation Idea sharing

    Wednesday - Friday: Endangerment and Extinction Lab

     

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  ALSO, TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK!

     

    02/22/2017 - 02/24/2017

     

    03/06/2017 - 03/06/2017

     

    Standards:

     

    VI. Pollution

    A. Pollution Types

    1. Air pollution (Sources — primary and secondary; major air pollutants; measurement units; smog; acid deposition — causes and effects; heat islands and temperature inversions; indoor air pollution; remediation and reduction strategies; Clean Air Act and other relevant laws)

    2. Noise pollution (Sources; effects; control measures)

    3. Water pollution (Types; sources, causes, and effects; cultural eutrophication; groundwater pollution; maintaining water quality; water purification; sewage treatment/septic systems; Clean Water Act and other relevant laws)

    4. Solid waste (Types; disposal; reduction)

    B. Impacts on the Environment and Human Health

    1. Hazards to human health (Environmental risk analysis; acute and chronic effects; dose-response relationships; air pollutants; smoking and other risks)

    2. Hazardous chemicals in the environment (Types of hazardous waste; treatment/disposal of hazardous waste; cleanup of contaminated sites; biomagnification; relevant laws)

    C. Economic Impacts (Cost-benefit analysis; externalities; marginal costs; sustainability)

     

    ·         Wednesday – Environmental Impact Statements, cost analysis, risk assessment, risk management.  TOTD Quiz: Pollution Laws.

    ·         Thursday – Biopollutants : Biocides Revisited.  TOTD Quiz: Cost Analysis.

    Friday – Habitat assessment WS.  TOTD Quiz: Risk Analysis.

     

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  ALSO, TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK!

     

    02/22/2017 - 02/24/2017

     

    Standards:

     

    VI. Pollution

    A. Pollution Types

    1. Air pollution (Sources — primary and secondary; major air pollutants; measurement units; smog; acid deposition — causes and effects; heat islands and temperature inversions; indoor air pollution; remediation and reduction strategies; Clean Air Act and other relevant laws)

    2. Noise pollution (Sources; effects; control measures)

    3. Water pollution (Types; sources, causes, and effects; cultural eutrophication; groundwater pollution; maintaining water quality; water purification; sewage treatment/septic systems; Clean Water Act and other relevant laws)

    4. Solid waste (Types; disposal; reduction)

    B. Impacts on the Environment and Human Health

    1. Hazards to human health (Environmental risk analysis; acute and chronic effects; dose-response relationships; air pollutants; smoking and other risks)

    2. Hazardous chemicals in the environment (Types of hazardous waste; treatment/disposal of hazardous waste; cleanup of contaminated sites; biomagnification; relevant laws)

    C. Economic Impacts (Cost-benefit analysis; externalities; marginal costs; sustainability)

     

    ·         Wednesday – Environmental Impact Statements, cost analysis, risk assessment, risk management.  TOTD Quiz: Pollution Laws.

    ·         Thursday – Biopollutants : Biocides Revisited.  TOTD Quiz: Cost Analysis.

    Friday – Habitat assessment WS.  TOTD Quiz: Risk Analysis.

     

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  ALSO, TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK!

     

     

    02/13/2017 - 02/17/2017

     

    Standards:

     

    VI. Pollution

    A. Pollution Types

    1. Air pollution (Sources — primary and secondary; major air pollutants; measurement units; smog; acid deposition — causes and effects; heat islands and temperature inversions; indoor air pollution; remediation and reduction strategies; Clean Air Act and other relevant laws)

    2. Noise pollution (Sources; effects; control measures)

    3. Water pollution (Types; sources, causes, and effects; cultural eutrophication; groundwater pollution; maintaining water quality; water purification; sewage treatment/septic systems; Clean Water Act and other relevant laws)

    4. Solid waste (Types; disposal; reduction)

    B. Impacts on the Environment and Human Health

    1. Hazards to human health (Environmental risk analysis; acute and chronic effects; dose-response relationships; air pollutants; smoking and other risks)

    2. Hazardous chemicals in the environment (Types of hazardous waste; treatment/disposal of hazardous waste; cleanup of contaminated sites; biomagnification; relevant laws)

    C. Economic Impacts (Cost-benefit analysis; externalities; marginal costs; sustainability)

     

    ·         Monday:  The Lorax.  The completed video worksheet is due Wednesday

    ·         Tuesday:  CAFE quiz.  Habitat maintenance.  Outdoor lab: Take-a-Hike 3 Global Climate Change Observations.

    ·         Wednesday – Thursday: The Earth as a Greenhouse ppt with guided notes and a WS for HW (due Friday).

    Friday:  3 minilabs.  6 groups will be performing one lab each.  Students will observe and record their own lab as well as the other two labs performed by other groups.

     

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  ALSO, TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK!

     

    02/06/2017 - 02/10/2017

     

    Standards:

     

    VI. Pollution

    A. Pollution Types

    1. Air pollution (Sources — primary and secondary; major air pollutants; measurement units; smog; acid deposition — causes and effects; heat islands and temperature inversions; indoor air pollution; remediation and reduction strategies; Clean Air Act and other relevant laws)

    2. Noise pollution (Sources; effects; control measures)

    3. Water pollution (Types; sources, causes, and effects; cultural eutrophication; groundwater pollution; maintaining water quality; water purification; sewage treatment/septic systems; Clean Water Act and other relevant laws)

    4. Solid waste (Types; disposal; reduction)

    B. Impacts on the Environment and Human Health

    1. Hazards to human health (Environmental risk analysis; acute and chronic effects; dose-response relationships; air pollutants; smoking and other risks)

    2. Hazardous chemicals in the environment (Types of hazardous waste; treatment/disposal of hazardous waste; cleanup of contaminated sites; biomagnification; relevant laws)

    C. Economic Impacts (Cost-benefit analysis; externalities; marginal costs; sustainability)

     

    ·         Monday:   Complete pollution lab (although you will still be making your particulate observations until Wednesday – 7 days).  The lab report is due Thursday.

    ·         Tuesday:  The Lorax.  The completed video worksheet is due Wednesday.

    Wednesday – Friday:  After watching Scientific American’s World’s Top 10 Pollutants ( https://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow/worlds-top-10-worst-pollution-problems/) ppt (engage), students working in groups of ~3 will select one specific pollutant (explore) and describe its global environmental impact on a poster paper (explain). Students will present their findings to the class on Friday (elaborate), and will then be peer reviewed (evaluate).

     

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  ALSO, TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK!

     

    1/23/2017 - 1/27/2017

     

    Standards:

     

    1. Energy Resources and Consumption (10–15%)
    2. Energy Concepts (Energy forms; power; units; conversions; Laws of Thermodynamics)
    3. Energy Consumption 1. History (Industrial Revolution; exponential growth; energy crisis) 2. Present global energy use 3. Future energy needs
    4. Fossil Fuel Resources and Use (Formation of coal, oil, and natural gas; extraction/purification methods; world reserves and global demand; synfuels; environmental advantages/ disadvantages of sources)
    5. Nuclear Energy (Nuclear fission process; nuclear fuel; electricity production; nuclear reactor types; environmental advantages/disadvantages; safety issues; radiation and human health; radioactive wastes; nuclear fusion)
    6. Hydroelectric Power (Dams; flood control; salmon; silting; other impacts)
    7. Energy Conservation (Energy efficiency; CAFE standards; hybrid electric vehicles; mass transit)
    8. Renewable Energy (Solar energy; solar electricity; hydrogen fuel cells; biomass; wind energy; small-scale hydroelectric; ocean waves and tidal energy; geothermal; environmental advantages/disadvantages)

     

    ·         Monday - Wednesday:   Unit math review (the math was part of Ntl Science week, the unit has been taught for 3 weeks). Students will rotate through six review stations (using netbooks, notes, virtual labs, lab reports, textbooks for help and examples problems):  Describing, evaluating, and calculating fuel resources and consumption.

    ·         Thursday:  Fuel lab. 

    Friday:  Unit 5 Post-Test (evaluate): AP exam format.

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  ALSO, TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK!

     

    12/12/2016 - 12/16/2016

     

    Standards:

     

    1. Energy Resources and Consumption (10–15%)
    2. Energy Concepts (Energy forms; power; units; conversions; Laws of Thermodynamics)
    3. Energy Consumption 1. History (Industrial Revolution; exponential growth; energy crisis) 2. Present global energy use 3. Future energy needs
    4. Fossil Fuel Resources and Use (Formation of coal, oil, and natural gas; extraction/purification methods; world reserves and global demand; synfuels; environmental advantages/ disadvantages of sources)
    5. Nuclear Energy (Nuclear fission process; nuclear fuel; electricity production; nuclear reactor types; environmental advantages/disadvantages; safety issues; radiation and human health; radioactive wastes; nuclear fusion)
    6. Hydroelectric Power (Dams; flood control; salmon; silting; other impacts)
    7. Energy Conservation (Energy efficiency; CAFE standards; hybrid electric vehicles; mass transit)
    8. Renewable Energy (Solar energy; solar electricity; hydrogen fuel cells; biomass; wind energy; small-scale hydroelectric; ocean waves and tidal energy; geothermal; environmental advantages/disadvantages)

     

    Monday – Friday:

    Open: Lab demo of renewable vs non-renewable fuels.

    Task:  Film Education – The China Syndrome (nuclear power).

    Close:  3Q TOTD Quiz

     

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK!

     

    11/31/2016 - 11/4/2016

     

    Standards:

     

    III. Population (10–15%)

    1. Population Biology Concepts (Population ecology; carrying capacity; reproductive strategies; survivorship)
    2. Human Population
    3. Human population dynamics (Historical population sizes; distribution; fertility rates; growth rates and doubling times; demographic transition; age-structure diagrams)
    4. Population size (Strategies for sustainability; case studies; national policies)
    5. Impacts of population growth (Hunger; disease; economic effects; resource use; habitat destruction)

     

    ·         Monday.  Collect HW.  Math review. And yet another look at the Tragedy of the Commons:   http://www.flickclip.com/flicks/thegodsmustbecrazy.html.

    ·         Tuesday.  A closer look at disease – exponential population growth and instant globalization.  http://www.flickclip.com/flicks/andromedastrain.html. http://www.flickclip.com/flicks/outbreak1.html.

    ·         Wednesday – Friday.  Michael Clayton.

    ·         Friday – Unit Test.

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK!

     

    10/17/2016 - 10/21/2016

     

    This is National Chemistry Week!  National Science Week!  Science Fair Week!

     

    III. Population (10–15%)

    1. Population Biology Concepts (Population ecology; carrying capacity; reproductive strategies; survivorship)
    2. Human Population
    3. Human population dynamics (Historical population sizes; distribution; fertility rates; growth rates and doubling times; demographic transition; age-structure diagrams)
    4. Population size (Strategies for sustainability; case studies; national policies)
    5. Impacts of population growth (Hunger; disease; economic effects; resource use; habitat destruction)

     

    Advanced Placement Environmental ScienceAll work this week will take place in room 117.

    Lab Stn 3        Melting Ice Cubes (Population Stressors)

    Lab Stn 4        Take a Hike (Population Environments)

    Lab Stn 5        The Lessons of Kaibab (Population Studies)

    Center Table    NCW Illustrated Poem Contest. ES connection: Natural Pigments.

    Lab Stn 1/2     Birth, Death, and Doubling (Population Mathematics)

    Instructions:    You must complete any two of the NCW activities.  You may not work in groups larger than four.  The Poem has a scholarship prize attached to it, so it is individual work.  Everyone, individually, must complete the population mathematics activity in addition to the other two activities. Use your time wisely!

     

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK!

     

    9/26/2016 - 9/30/2016

     

    We are in Unit 2: The Living World.   From the College Board Course Outline:

     

    The Living World (10–15%)

    1. Ecosystem Structure (Biological populations and communities; ecological niches; interactions among species; keystone species; species diversity and edge effects; major terrestrial and aquatic biomes)
    2. Energy Flow (Photosynthesis and cellular respiration; food webs and trophic levels; ecological pyramids)
    3. Ecosystem Diversity (Biodiversity; natural selection; evolution; ecosystem services)
    4. Natural Ecosystem Change (Climate shifts; species movement; ecological succession)
    5. Natural Biogeochemical Cycles (Carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, water, conservation of matter)

     

     

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK! 

     

    ·         Monday:  An analysis of the Tragedy of the Commons.

    ·         Tuesday:  Tragedy of the Commons lab.

    ·         Wednesday:  Energy and energy flow within an ecosystem.

    ·         Thursday:  Biodiversity and evolution within an ecosystem.

    ·         Friday: Students will create ppt presentations on assigned biochemical cycles and systems.  The students will present their ppt to the class on Monday.  The ppt must 1) clearly explain the cycle, 2) must have a visual of the cycle, 3) must explain dangers and/or disruptions to the cycle, 4) must have at least three references.  It is understood that illustrations must have captions, the ppt must have a title slide and a reference slide, and that each slide must be clearly defined (have a purpose).

     

    9/12/2016 - 9/16/2016

     

    We are in Unit 2: The Living World.   From the College Board Course Outline:

     

    The Living World (10–15%)

    1. Ecosystem Structure (Biological populations and communities; ecological niches; interactions among species; keystone species; species diversity and edge effects; major terrestrial and aquatic biomes)
    2. Energy Flow (Photosynthesis and cellular respiration; food webs and trophic levels; ecological pyramids)
    3. Ecosystem Diversity (Biodiversity; natural selection; evolution; ecosystem services)
    4. Natural Ecosystem Change (Climate shifts; species movement; ecological succession)
    5. Natural Biogeochemical Cycles (Carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, water, conservation of matter)

     

     

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK! 

     

    ·         Monday:  Ecological hierarchy > keystone species > risk assessment.

    ·         Tuesday:  Rachel Carson video.  DDT and NALED.  IF I DO NOT HAVE YOUR SALINIZATION PROJECT TODAY, IT IS LATE (-10 PTS PER DAY).

    ·         Wednesday:  Terrestrial Biomes Ppt and notes.   IF I DO NOT HAVE YOUR WATER CASE STUDY TODAY, IT IS LATE (-10 PTS PER DAY).

    ·         Thursday:  Aquatic Biomes Ppt and notes.

    ·         Friday: online ecosystem structure quiz.

    9/6/2016 - 9/9/2016

     

    We are in Unit 2: The Living World.   From the College Board Course Outline:

     

    The Living World (10–15%)

    1. Ecosystem Structure (Biological populations and communities; ecological niches; interactions among species; keystone species; species diversity and edge effects; major terrestrial and aquatic biomes)
    2. Energy Flow (Photosynthesis and cellular respiration; food webs and trophic levels; ecological pyramids)
    3. Ecosystem Diversity (Biodiversity; natural selection; evolution; ecosystem services)
    4. Natural Ecosystem Change (Climate shifts; species movement; ecological succession)
    5. Natural Biogeochemical Cycles (Carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, water, conservation of matter)

     

     

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK! 

     

    ·         THE OPENER T-F WILL BE DATA RECORDINGS OF THE SALINIZATION LAB. Due to last week’s inclement weather, the due date for this last is 9/12/16.

    ·         Tuesday:  Ecological hierarchy ppt.  Focus on the water cycle. 

    ·         Wednesday:  Water case Study 1.  Water case study for HW (select from list). 

    ·         Thursday:  Ecological hierarchy ppt.  Focus on the Eastern Gorilla.

    ·         Friday: Ecological hierarchy ppt.  Focus on the niches of Darwin’s finches.

     

    8/29/2016 - 9/2/2016

     

    We are in Unit 1: Earth as a System.   From the College Board Course Outline:

     

    1. Earth Systems and Resources (10–15%)
    2. Earth Science Concepts (Geologic time scale; plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism; seasons; solar intensity and latitude)
    3. The Atmosphere (Composition; structure; weather and climate; atmospheric circulation and the Coriolis Effect; atmosphere–ocean interactions; ENSO)
    4. Global Water Resources and Use (Freshwater/saltwater; ocean circulation; agricultural, industrial, and domestic use; surface and groundwater issues; global problems; conservation)
    5. Soil and Soil Dynamics (Rock cycle; formation; composition; physical and chemical properties; main soil types; erosion and other soil problems; soil conservation)

     

    ·         THE OPENER T-F WILL BE DATA RECORDINGS OF THE SALINIZATION LAB.

     

    ·         Monday: Soil ppt and notes.  Tie-in to soil lab from Friday (discuss results); tie-in to salinization lab (oral Q & A) which starts tomorrow.

     

     

    ·         Tuesday:  Salinization lab set-up. Tragedy of the Commons (introduction to conservation).

     

    ·         Wednesday:  TotC activity: fishing lab.

     

     

    ·         Thursday: The water cycle and water conservation (ppt and notes)

     

    ·         Friday: Water Case Study.

     

    8/22/2016 - 8/26/2016

     

    We are in Unit 1: Earth as a System.   From the College Board Course Outline:

     

    1. Earth Systems and Resources (10–15%)
    2. Earth Science Concepts (Geologic time scale; plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism; seasons; solar intensity and latitude)
    3. The Atmosphere (Composition; structure; weather and climate; atmospheric circulation and the Coriolis Effect; atmosphere–ocean interactions; ENSO)
    4. Global Water Resources and Use (Freshwater/saltwater; ocean circulation; agricultural, industrial, and domestic use; surface and groundwater issues; global problems; conservation)
    5. Soil and Soil Dynamics (Rock cycle; formation; composition; physical and chemical properties; main soil types; erosion and other soil problems; soil conservation)

     

    WE WILL HAVE A QUIZ THIS FRIDAY (1 FREE RESPONSE QUESTION)!

     

    We will be concluding the unit this week.

     

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK! 

     

     

    8/15/2016 - 8/19/2016

     

    We are in Unit 1: Earth as a System.   From the College Board Course Outline:

     

    1. Earth Systems and Resources (10–15%)
    2. Earth Science Concepts (Geologic time scale; plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism; seasons; solar intensity and latitude)
    3. The Atmosphere (Composition; structure; weather and climate; atmospheric circulation and the Coriolis Effect; atmosphere–ocean interactions; ENSO)
    4. Global Water Resources and Use (Freshwater/saltwater; ocean circulation; agricultural, industrial, and domestic use; surface and groundwater issues; global problems; conservation)
    5. Soil and Soil Dynamics (Rock cycle; formation; composition; physical and chemical properties; main soil types; erosion and other soil problems; soil conservation)

     

    WE WILL HAVE A QUIZ THIS FRIDAY (1 FREE RESPONSE QUESTION)!

     

    We will be concluding the unit next week.

     

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STUDY FOR QUIZZES AND TESTS IN THIS CLASS!  TEN POINTS PER DAY WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATE WORK! 

     

     

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