Category Archives: Environmental Science

Environmental Science: Mon. 4/22 – Fri. 4/26

Happy Earth Week! This week, we’re back to our normal bell schedule, so we’ll try to get outside as much as possible, but there may be some adjustments if the weather forecast changes. Here are your assignments for the week of Monday, April 22nd through Friday, April 26th:

  • Mon. 4/22
    • Happy Earth Day!
    • practice ORAM wetlands metric behind Stanton – OUTSIDE
    • DUE: #16-4: Green Business Profile
    • AP: Complete at least *five* more online multiple choice APES practice quizzes on Google Classroom for a total of twenty completed
  • Tue. 4/23
    • Quiz #17: Wetlands
    • introduction to QHEI
  • Wed. 4/24
    • #17-4: Cuyahoga River Wetland ORAM – OUTSIDE
  • Thu. 4/25
    • work on Final Project
    • DUE: #17-1: Local Wetland Profile
  • Fri. 4/26
    • practice QHEI at the Cuyahoga River – OUTSIDE? (depends on weather)
    • AP DUE: at least *five* more multiple choice APES quizzes (for a total of twenty so far – almost done!)

This week is all about preparing for next week’s field trip to the Hiram Biological Field Station. Have an excellent week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 4/15 – Thu. 4/18

Welcome to the second and final week of mandatory state testing and our unusual bell schedule! Here are your assignments for the shortened week of Monday, April 15th through Thursday, April 18th:

  • Mon. 4/15
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – Biology
    • work on #17-2: Virtual Wetland Lab
    • AP: Complete at least *five* more online multiple choice APES practice quizzes on Google Classroom for a total of fifteen completed
  • Tue. 4/16
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – Biology
    • finish #17-2: Virtual Wetland Lab
  • Wed. 4/17
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – US History & US Government
    • start #17-3: “Braving Iraq” Video WS
    • DUE: #16-3: Green Job Profile
  • Thu. 4/18
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – US History & US Government
    • finish #17-3: “Braving Iraq” Video WS
    • AP DUE: at least *five* more multiple choice APES quizzes (for a total of fifteen so far)
  • Fri. 4/19
    • NO SCHOOL

Make sure you check out the Who’s Your Mama Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 20 from 11am-4pm in downtown Kent.  Enjoy the short week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 4/8 – Fri. 4/12

Welcome to the first week of mandatory state testing and our unusual bell schedule! Here are your assignments for Monday, April 8th through Friday, April 12th:

  • Mon. 4/8
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:45am – ELA 9 & 10
    • work on #16-4: Green Business Profile
    • AP: Complete at least *five* more online multiple choice APES practice quizzes on Google Classroom
  • Tue. 4/9
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:45am – ELA 9 & 10
    • Quiz #16: Sustainability
    • share Green Business Profiles
  • Wed. 4/10
    • AP Environmental Science enrichment! 7:30-9:15am
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – Algebra & Geometry
    • introduction to wetlands
  • Thu. 4/11
    • STATE TESTING 7:30-9:15am – Algebra & Geometry
    • start #17-1: Local Wetland Profile; introduction to ORAM wetlands metric
    • DUE: #16-2: World Simulation Reflection
  • Fri. 4/12
    • NO STATE TESTING = normal bell schedule
    • practice ORAM behind Stanton – OUTSIDE (depends on weather)
    • AP DUE: at least *five* more multiple choice APES quizzes

Good luck to those of you taking state tests this week! For the rest of you, make sure you come to school every day so you don’t miss anything important. Have a wonderful week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 4/1 – Fri. 4/5

Welcome back from Spring Break! Here are your assignments for Monday, April 1st through Friday, April 5th – the last week before state testing:

  • Mon. 4/1
    • finish #20-1: Final Project Proposal
    • AP: Complete at least *five* online multiple choice APES practice quizzes on Google Classroom (you pick which five!)
  • Tue. 4/2
    • watch “Dirty Jobs: Brown Before Green” video
  • Wed. 4/3
    • start #16-3: Green Job Profile
  • Thu. 4/4
    • finish & share #16-3: Green Job Profile
  • Fri. 4/5
    • start #16-4: Green Business Profile
    • AP DUE: at least *five* multiple choice APES quizzes

I hope you had a great and relaxing Spring Break! We only have six and a half weeks of class left, so get ready for a wild ride.

Environmental Science: Mon. 3/18 – Fri. 3/22

Welcome to the first week of 4th Quarter and the return of Spring! We’ll be doing the World Simulation all week, so I hope you enjoy it. Here are your assignments for Monday, March 18th through Friday, March 22nd – the last week before Spring Break.

  • Mon. 3/18
    • introduction to #16-1: World Simulation
    • AP: Read Miller Ch. 24 and answer the Core Case Study and the EVEN Chapter Review questions on p.679-680 – our last textbook chapter! (due Fri. 3/22)
    • AP Exam order form and money due to Ms. Pifer today!
  • Tue. 3/19
    • start the World Simulation
  • Wed. 3/20
    • finish the World Simulation
  • Thu. 3/21
    • #16-2: World Simulation Reflection
  • Fri. 3/22
    • World Simulation discussion
    • AP DUE: questions from textbook Chapter 24 (before you leave for Spring Break!)

Have a wonderful Spring Break! I look forward to seeing you back in school next month. 🙂

Environmental Science: Mon. 3/11 – Thu. 3/14

This is the end of 3rd Quarter! Here are your assignments for Monday, March 11th through Thursday, March 14th:

  • Mon. 3/11
    • Quiz #14: Alternative Energy
    • work on #14-3: Model Eco-Home
    • AP: Read Miller Ch. 23 and answer questions #2, 4, 5, 9 & 10 all Data Analysis questions (due Thu. 3/14)
  • Tue. 3/12
    • finish #14-3: Model Eco-Home
    • DUE: #13-4: Dirt Crayons Lab
  • Wed. 3/13
    • Quiz #14: Alternative Energy (make-up)
    • TBD!
  • Thu. 3/14
    • End of 3rd Quarter – All work must be turned in by this day!
    • AP DUE: Ch. 23 questions
  • Fri. 3/15
    • Teacher Professional Development – NO SCHOOL

Make sure you get everything turned in by Thursday so that it counts for 3rd Quarter. I hope you have a great week, and enjoy your 3-day weekend!

Environmental Science: Mon. 3/4 – Fri. 3/8

Welcome to March – Spring is just around the corner! Here are your assignments for Monday, March 4th through Friday, March 8th:

  • Mon. 3/4
    • share Alternative Energy Prezis; watch “VICE: The Future of Energy”
    • AP: Read Miller Ch. 22 and answer the even questions and all Ecological Footprint questions (due Fri. 3/8)
  • Tue. 3/5
    • start #14-2: Wind Turbine Competition
    • DUE: #13-2: Soil Tests Lab
  • Wed. 3/6
    • finish #14-2: Wind Turbine Competition
  • Thu. 3/7
    • start #14-3: Model Eco-Home
  • Fri. 3/8
    • work on #14-3: Model Eco-Home
    • DUE: #13-3: Web Soil Survey
    • AP DUE: Ch. 22 questions

Remember, 3rd Quarter ends on Thursday, March 14th – make sure you get all of your work turned in before then. Have a great week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 2/25 – Fri. 3/1

Welcome to the end of February! Here are your assignments for Monday, February 25th through Friday, March 1st:

  • Mon. 2/25
    • #13-4: Dirt Crayons Lab
    • AP: Read “5 Steps to a 5” packets #16 & 17 and complete practice questions (due Fri. 3/1)
  • Tue. 2/26
    • Quiz #13: Soils & Biocycles
    • make water bottle planters
  • Wed. 2/27
    • watch “VICE: The Future of Energy” video
  • Thu. 2/28
    • Quiz #13: Soils & Biocycles (make-up)
    • start #14-1: Alternative Energy Prezi
    • DUE: #13-1: “Dirt: The Movie” WS or alternate assignment
  • Fri. 3/1
    • finish #14-1: Alternative Energy Prezi
    • AP DUE: “5 Steps” packets #16 & 17

3rd Quarter ends on Thursday, March 14th, which is an early release day, so we won’t be doing a quarter project this time around. However, we will have a Final Project for 4th Quarter, so we’ll bring it back then. Here’s hoping for a normal week!

Environmental Science: Tue. 2/19 – Fri. 2/22

Welcome to another short week! Did you know that the official US holiday on Monday is actually “Washington’s Birthday”, but Ohio and most other states call it “Presidents Day”, even though it’s only for one President? Weird! Anyway, here are your assignments for Tuesday, February 19th through Friday, February 22nd:

  • Mon. 2/18
    • Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Tue. 2/19
    • finish #13-2: Soil Tests Lab
    • AP: Read “5 Steps to a 5” packets #13 & 14 and complete practice questions (due Fri. 2/15)
    • DUE: #12-3: Food Choices & the Environment
  • Wed. 2/20
    • Juniors take the ACT at Stanton – good luck!
  • Thu. 2/21
    • start #13-3: Web Soil Survey
  • Fri. 2/22
    • finish #13-3: Web Soil Survey
    • DUE: #12-4: Greening a Recipe Presentation
    • AP DUE: “5 Steps” packets #13 & 14

We should have some warmer weather later in the week, so get out and enjoy it if it happens. As always, I hope you have a great week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 2/11 – Fri. 2/15

Hello, future local farmers (maybe?)! Here are your assignments for Monday, February 11th through Friday, February 15th:

  • Mon. 2/11
    • share our green recipes!
    • DUE: #12-1: What the World Eats
    • AP: Read “5 Steps to a 5” packets #8 & 10 and complete practice questions (due Fri. 2/15)
  • Tue. 2/12
    • play with rock kits
    • Quiz #12: Food & Agriculture (make-up)
  • Wed. 2/13
    • start watching “Dirt: The Movie”
    • start #13-1: “Dirt: The Movie” WS or alternate assignment on Google Classroom
  • Thu. 2/14
    • finish watching “Dirt: The Movie”
    • start #13-2: Soil Tests Lab
  • Fri. 2/15
    • finish #13-2: Soil Tests Lab
    • DUE: #12-2: Agriculture in Ohio WS
    • AP DUE: “5 Steps” packets #8 & 10

I hope you have a wonderful week!