Category Archives: Environmental Science

Environmental Science: Mon. 12/10 – Fri. 12/14

Welcome to our last week of regular classes! We’re going to wrap up our unit on population growth and then start working on our 2nd Quarter Project. Here are your assignments for Monday, December 10th through Friday, December 14th:

  • Mon. 12/10
    • #9-3: Solutions to Population Growth
    • AP: read textbook Chapter 5 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 12/14, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 12/11
    • Quiz #9: Population Growth
    • #10-1: 2nd Quarter Project Exploration
  • Wed. 12/12
    • start working on #10-2: 2nd Quarter Project
    • DUE: #8-4: Impacts of Natural Gas
  • Thu. 12/13
    • Quiz #9: Population Growth (make-up)
    • work on #10-2: 2nd Quarter Project
  • Fri. 12/14
    • work on #10-2: 2nd Quarter Project
    • AP DUE: questions from Chapter 5

EVERYTHING, including the 2nd Quarter Project, must be turned in by Tuesday, December 18th. Have a wonderful week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 12/3 – Fri. 12/7

Welcome to December! We’re going to learn about population growth this week before tackling our 2nd Quarter project next week. Here are your assignments for Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 7th:

  • Mon. 12/3
    • Quiz #8: Energy (make-up)
    • #9-1: Visualizing Population Growth
    • AP: read textbook Chapter 6 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 12/7, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 12/4
    • discuss the causes of population growth; watch “Global Population Growth, Box by Box” TED talk
    • DUE: #8-3: Energy & Climate Simulation
  • Wed. 12/5
    • #9-2: Population Growth by Country
  • Thu. 12/6
    • begin watching “Soylent Green”
  • Fri. 12/7
    • finish watching “Soylent Green”
    • AP DUE: questions from Chapter 6

This is our last unit of the semester – 1st Semester Exams start in two weeks, so make sure you’re ready. Have a great week, and stay warm!

Environmental Science: Mon. 11/26 – Fri. 11/30

Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break! We’re going to wrap up our Energy unit with natural gas, hydraulic fracturing and their impact on the environment. Here are your assignments for Monday, November 26th through Friday, November 30th:

  • Mon. 11/26
    • start watching “Gasland”
    • AP: read Cracking APES packet #4 and take the practice quiz at the end (due Friday 11/30, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 11/27
    • finish watching “Gasland”
    • DUE: #7-4: Natural Resources Usage Log
  • Wed. 11/28
    • #8-4: Impacts of Natural Gas
    • DUE: #8-1: The Wedges Game
  • Thu. 11/29
    • Quiz #8: Energy
    • finish #8-4: Impacts of Natural Gas
    • DUE: #8-2: Kill-a-Watt Lab
  • Fri. 11/30
    • #9-1: Visualizing Population Growth
    • AP DUE: Cracking APES packet #4

We only have three and a half weeks of class before 1st Semester Exams, so keep up with your work and try to earn the best grade you can. Have a wonderful week back from break!

Environmental Science: Mon. 11/12 – Mon. 11/19

I hope you’ve stayed warm as the weather has turned cold! We’re going to start our next unit on energy before going on Thanksgiving Break. Here are your assignments for Monday, November 12th through Friday, November 16th and Monday, November 19th:

  • Mon. 11/12
    • watch “NOVA: Power Surge”
    • start #8-1: The Wedges Game WS
    • AP: read Chapter 16 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 11/16, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 11/13
    • Quiz #7: Natural Resources (make-up)
    • finish #8-1: The Wedges Game WS
    • DUE: #6-4: Solutions to Climate Change
  • Wed. 11/14
    • #8-2: Kill-a-Watt Lab
    • DUE: #7-1: Natural Resources Lotus Diagram
  • Thu. 11/15
    • start #8-3: Energy & Climate Simulation
    • DUE: #7-2: Natural Resources in the News
  • Fri. 11/16
    • finish #8-3: Energy & Climate Simulation
    • AP DUE: Chapter 16 questions
  • Mon. 11/19
    • watch “My Life as a Turkey”
    • AP: read Cracking APES packet #6 and take the practice quiz at the end (due Monday 11/26, see Google Classroom for details)

I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and get some rest over break so that you’re ready to go when you come back!

Environmental Science: Mon. 11/5 – Fri. 11/9

Welcome to the first full week of November! We’re going to wrap up our unit on natural resources before moving on to energy next week. Here are your assignments for Monday, November 5th through Friday, November 9th:

  • Mon. 11/5
    • start #7-3: Oil Class Presentation
    • AP: read Chapter 15 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 11/9, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 11/6
    • ELECTION DAY – Go Vote!
    • finish #7-3: Oil Class Presentation
    • start sharing slides
    • DUE: #6-3: Climate Change PechaKucha Presentation
  • Wed. 11/7
    • finish sharing slides
    • watch “VICE: Nigerian Oil Pirates” video
  • Thu. 11/8
    • start #7-4: Natural Resources Usage Log
  • Fri. 11/9
    • Quiz #7: Natural Resources
    • finish #7-4: Natural Resources Usage Log
    • AP DUE: Chapter 15 questions

Enjoy the leaves while they last, and if you’re 18, get out and vote on Tuesday. Have a great week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 10/29 – Fri. 11/2

I hope you enjoyed trick or treating in the rain this weekend! We’re going to wrap up climate change and move on to our usage of natural resources. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 29th through Friday, November 2nd:

  • Mon. 10/29
    • #6-4: Solutions to Climate Change
    • AP: read Chapter 14 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 11/2 or before you leave for the Leadership Retreat, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 10/30
    • Quiz #6: Climate Change
    • start #7-1: Natural Resources Lotus Diagram
  • Wed. 10/31
    • Happy Halloween! 🎃
    • finish #7-1: Natural Resources Lotus Diagram
    • start #7-2: Natural Resources in the News
  • Thu. 11/1
    • Quiz #6: Climate Change (make-up)
    • finish #7-2: Natural Resources in the News
  • Fri. 11/2
    • watch “The Story of Stuff”; start #7-3: Oil Class Presentation
    • AP DUE: Chapter 14 questions

Have fun if you’re going on the Leadership Retreat, and if you’re not, have a great week anyway!

Environmental Science: Mon. 10/22 – Fri. 10/26

As the weather turns cold, we continue on with our climate change unit. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 22nd through Friday, October 26th:

  • Mon. 10/22
    • start #6-3: Climate Change PechaKucha Presentation
    • AP: read Chapter 19 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 10/26, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 10/23
    • finish #6-3: Climate Change PechaKucha Presentation
  • Wed. 10/24
    • share PechaKuchas!
  • Thu. 10/25
    • watch “VICE: The True Cost of Climate Denial” video
  • Fri. 10/26
    • Play “Cool It!” card game
    • AP DUE: Chapter 19 questions

Have fun trick-or-treating this weekend – stay warm!

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!