Category Archives: Environmental Science

Environmental Science: Mon. 10/15 – Fri. 10/19

Welcome to the first week of 2nd Quarter! Here are your assignments for Monday, October 15th through Friday, October 19th:

  • Mon. 10/15
    • share 1st Quarter Projects; intro to climate change
    • AP: read Cracking APES packet #3 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 10/12, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 10/16
    • #6-1: The Basics of Climate Change
  • Wed. 10/17
    • “VICE: Greenland is Melting” and “Our Rising Oceans” videos
  • Thu. 10/18
    • #6-2: Greenhouse Effect Lab
  • Fri. 10/19
    • “VICE: The True Cost of Climate Denial” video
    • AP DUE: Cracking APES packet #3 questions

Enjoy the cool fall weather!

Environmental Science: Mon. 10/8 – Thu. 10/11

Welcome to the last week of 1st Quarter! We have a short week with two days of work on our 1st Quarter Project capped off with a guest presentation by the Thirst Project. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 8th through Thursday, October 11th:

  • Mon. 10/8
    • work on 1st Quarter Project
    • AP: read textbook Chapter 7 and answer the questions at the end (due Thursday 10/11, see Google Classroom for details)
    • DUE: #3-4: Purifying Water Lab
  • Tue. 10/9
    • finish 1st Quarter Project; #5-3: 1st Quarter Project Reflection
  • Wed. 10/10
    • Guest presentation by the Thirst Project!
    • DUE: #4-1: Invertebrate Community Index (ICI) Simulation
  • Thu. 10/11
    • share 1st Quarter Projects
    • AP DUE: Chapter 7 questions (see Google Classroom for details)
    • END OF 1st QUARTER – ALL WORK DUE BY TODAY!
  • Fri. 10/12
    • Professional Development Day – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Enjoy your short week! Make sure you get everything turned in by Thursday, because after that, it won’t count toward your 1st Quarter grade.

Environmental Science: Mon. 10/1 – Fri. 10/5

Welcome back, I hope you enjoyed Homecoming! We’re wrapping up our last unit of the quarter this week and moving on to our 1st Quarter Project. Here are your assignments for the first week of October: Monday, October 1st through Friday, October 5th:

  • Mon. 10/1
    • collect water quality data at Riverbend Creek – OUTSIDE
    • AP: read textbook Chapter 20 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 10/5, see Google Classroom for details)
    • DUE: #3-1: What is a Watershed? WS
  • Tue. 10/2
    • #4-3: Water Quality Index
    • DUE: #3-2: Water Usage at Home
  • Wed. 10/3
    • Quiz #4: Stream Metrics
    • start 1st Quarter Project; #5-1: 1st Quarter Project Exploration
  • Thu. 10/4
    • look for macroinvertebrates at Riverbend Creek? – OUTSIDE
    • DUE: #3-3: RHS Tree Benefits WS
  • Fri. 10/5
    • work on 1st Quarter Project
    • AP DUE: Chapter 20 questions (see Google Classroom for details)

This should be an easy week, so keep up with your work and make sure you get everything turned in on time so you earn full credit.  Have an excellent week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 9/24 – Fri. 9/28

Hello! We’re wrapping up water this week and transitioning to stream metrics used Here are your assignments for Monday, September 24th through Friday, September 28th:

  • Mon. 9/24
    • #3-4: Purifying Water Lab
    • AP: read textbook Chapter 8 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 9/28, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 9/25
    • Quiz #3: Water
    • introduction to stream metrics; begin #4-1: Macroinvertebrate Stream Simulation
    • DUE: #2-4: Pollution in Our Neighborhood
  • Wed. 9/26
    • finish #4-1: Macroinvertebrate Stream Simulation
  • Thu. 9/27
    • #4-2: CQHEI at Riverbend Creek – OUTSIDE
  • Fri. 9/28
    • finish #4-2: CQHEI at Riverbend Creek
    • AP DUE: Chapter 8 questions (see Google Classroom for details)

Make sure you’re keeping up with your work, because we only have two weeks left in 1st Quarter. Enjoy this week, and I hope you have fun at Homecoming!

Environmental Science: Mon. 9/17 – Fri. 9/21

Welcome to our new unit on water! Here are your assignments for Monday, September 17th through Friday, September 21st:

  • Mon. 9/17
    • finish #3-1: What is a Watershed? WS
    • AP: read textbook Chapter 13 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 9/21, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 9/18
    • #3-2: Water Usage at Home
  • Wed. 9/19
    • introduction to tree identification
    • DUE: #2-2: Pollutants in the Body (class poster)
  • Thu. 9/20
    • #3-3: Tree Benefits WS – OUTSIDE
  • Fri. 9/21
    • finish #3-3: Tree Benefits WS
    • DUE: #2-3: Air Pollution in Kent WS
    • AP DUE: Chapter 13 questions (see Google Classroom for details)

Interim grades come out later this week, so let me know if you have any questions. Stay dry as Florence moves through!

Environmental Science: Mon. 9/10 – 9/14

Hello, I hope you survived our heavy rainfall this past weekend! Here are your assignments for Monday, September 10th through Friday, September 14th:

  • Mon. 9/10
    • finish #2-3: Air Pollution in Kent
    • start #2-4: Pollution in Our Neighborhood
    • AP: read textbook Chapter 21 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 9/14, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 9/11
    • finish #2-4: Pollution in Our Neighborhood
    • DUE: #1-4: Environmentalist Profile
  • Wed. 9/12
    • Quiz #2: Pollution
  • Thu. 9/13
    • start “Earth, A New Wild: Water” video
    • DUE: #2-1: Picturing Pollution
  • Fri. 9/14
    • finish “Earth, A New Wild: Water” video
    • start #3-1: What is a Watershed? WS
    • AP DUE: Chapter 21 questions (see Google Classroom for details)

As always, let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week!

Environmental Science: Tue. 9/4 – Fri. 9/7

Sorry for the late update! Here are your assignments for Tuesday, September 4th through Friday, September 7th:

  • Mon. 9/3
    • Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Tue. 9/4
    • “Cosmos: The Clean Room” video
    • AP: read textbook Chapter 18 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 9/7, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Wed. 9/5
    • start #2-2: Pollutants in the Body Poster
  • Thu. 9/6
    • finish #2-2: Pollutants in the Body Poster
  • Fri. 9/7
    • start #2-3: Air Pollution in Kent – OUTSIDE
    • AP DUE: Chapter 18 questions (see Google Classroom for details)

Please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy your abbreviated week, and go Rough Riders!

Environmental Science: Mon. 8/27 – Fri. 8/31

Hello, budding environmentalists! Here are your assignments for Monday, August 27th through Friday, August 31st:

  • Mon. 8/27
    • #1-4: Important Environmentalist Slide
    • AP: read “Cracking APES” #9 and take the practice quiz at the end (due Friday 8/31, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 8/28
    • share Important Environmentalist slides in class
  • Wed. 8/29
    • Quiz #1: History of Environmentalism
    • intro to pollution
  • Thu. 8/30
    • review quiz; start #2-1: Picturing Pollution
  • Fri. 8/31
    • Quiz #1: History of Environmentalism (make-up)
    • finish #2-1: Picturing Pollution; start #2-2: Air Pollution in Kent
    • AP DUE: Cracking APES #9 practice quiz (see Google Classroom for details)

Like usual, please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week, and enjoy your three-day weekend!

Environmental Science: Mon. 8/20 – Fri. 8/24

Hello! Here are your assignments for Monday, August 20th through Friday, August 24th:

  • Mon. 8/20
    • finish #1-1: What’s Important to You?; start “The Return of the Cuyahoga” video
    • AP: read Chapter 17, answer the questions (due Friday 8/24, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 8/21
    • finish “The Return of the Cuyahoga” video
  • Wed. 8/22
    • #1-2: Ecological Footprint
  • Thu. 8/23
    • start #1-3: Environmental Law Timeline
  • Fri. 8/24
    • finish #1-3: Environmental Law Timeline & share
    • AP: Chapter 17 questions (see Google Classroom for details)
    • DUE: your signed class contract

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week!

Environmental Science: Wed. 8/15 – Fri. 8/17

Hello, and welcome to Environmental Science for the 2018-2019 school year! Here are your assignments for the first week of school:

  • Wed. 8/15
    • Welcome to Environmental Science!
    • HW: get your class contract signed!
  • Thu. 8/16
    • #1-1: What’s Important to You?
  • Fri. 8/17
    • Walk to Standing Rock – OUTSIDE!
    • AP: complete Summer Assignments #1 & #2 by Monday 8/20 (see Google Classroom for details)

I’m looking forward to having a wonderful year together! Please let me know if you have any questions.