Category Archives: Environmental Science

Environmental Science: Wed. 8/21 – Fri. 8/23

Hello, and welcome to Environmental Science for the 2019-2020 school year! Here are your assignments for the first week of school:

    • Wed. 8/21
      • Welcome to Environmental Science!
      • HW: get your class contract signed!
    • Thu. 8/22
      • #0: What’s Important to You?
    • Fri. 8/23
      • Walk to Standing Rock – OUTSIDE!
      • AP: complete Summer Assignments #1 & #2 by Friday 8/30 (see Google Classroom for details)

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

Environmental Science: Mon. 5/20 – Thu. 5/23

Congratulations, Seniors! You graduated – why are you still reading this?

Juniors, this is the last week of school! We’ll be outside just about every day this week, so plan accordingly. Here’s your schedule for Monday, May 20th through Thursday, May 23rd:

  • Mon. 5/20
    • 2nd & 3rd periods: finish 2nd Semester Exam Part Two
    • 5/6th & 7/8th periods: learn Ohio bird calls 🙂
  • Tue. 5/21
    • 2nd Semester Exam Part Three – OUTSIDE at the Cuyahoga River
    • 2nd period: 9:15a – 10:45a
    • 7/8th period: 11:25a – 12:55p
  • Wed. 5/22
    • I don’t have any classes this day!
  • Thu. 5/23
    • 2nd Semester Exam Part Three – OUTSIDE at the Cuyahoga River
    • 3rd period: 7:30a – 9:00a
    • 5/6th period: 9:15a – 10:45a

That’s all, folks – I hope you enjoyed the class! Enjoy your summer, and I look forward to seeing you at Roosevelt next year!

Environmental Science: Mon. 5/13 – Fri. 5/20

This is it! Here are the final activities in Environmental Science for the week of Monday, May 13th through Friday, May 17th:

  • Mon. 5/13
    • “Cosmos: Some of the Things Molecules Do” video
  • Tue. 5/14
    • final trip to Standing Rock – OUTSIDE!
    • DUE: #18-1: Online Petition for Change
  • Wed. 5/15
    • share our Final Projects
    • DUE: #18-2: Invasive Species Removal (make-up)
  • Thu. 5/16
    • 2nd Semester Exam for Juniors – part 1
  • Fri. 5/17
    • Senior Awards Assembly

Good luck, Seniors! We’ll miss you.

Juniors, you’ll take the first part of your 2nd Semester Exam on Thursday of this week, and then you’ll take the second part on Monday of next week. You’ll still come in during the final exam time next week, but we’ll use that time to go outside to catch and identify fish in the Cuyahoga River!

Environmental Science: Mon. 5/6 – Fri. 5/10

Only two weeks of classes left! The Hiram field trip will take place this Tuesday and the forecast predicts that it’ll be in the mid-50s, so be prepared. Here are your assignments for the week of Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 10th:

  • Mon. 5/6
    • practice kicknetting at Riverbend Creek – OUTSIDE
    • Good luck, APES!
  • Tue. 5/7
    • Annual field trip to Hiram College Biological Field Station!
  • Wed. 5/8
    • #19-1: Hiram Field Trip Reflection
    • #19-2: Silver Creek Metric Form
    • #19-3: Hiram ORAM Form
    • DUE: #17-4: Cuyahoga River Wetland ORAM
  • Thu. 5/9
    • work on Final Project
  • Fri. 5/10
    • 2nd Semester Exam for Seniors

Only one more week of class after this, and then we say goodbye to our seniors. Have a wonderful week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 4/29 – Fri. 5/3

Welcome to the end of April and the beginning of May! Unfortunately, “April showers” will continue through this week, so we’re postponing our Hiram field trip until next Tuesday. Here are your assignments for the week of Monday, April 29th through Friday, April 26th:

  • Mon. 4/29
    • practice QHEI at the Cuyahoga River – OUTSIDE
    • AP: APES 2010 Released Exam
  • Tue. 4/30
    • Quiz #17: Wetlands (make-up)
    • work on #18-1: Online Petition for Change
    • DUE: #17-2: Virtual Wetlands Lab
  • Wed. 5/1
    • #18-2: Invasive Species Removal – OUTSIDE
  • Thu. 5/2
    • work on Final Project
    • DUE: #17-3: “Braving Iraq” Video WS (or alternate assignment)
  • Fri. 5/3
    • Practice macroinvertebrate identification and water quality testing

I’m hoping that the weather will clear up and we can have a great field trip next week. Hope you had fun at Prom!

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. 🙂