Category Archives: Environmental Science

Environmental Science: Mon. 1/27 – Fri. 1/31

Hello! This week we’ll wrap up our unit on Energy Resources & Consumption with a fun activity and a quiz before moving into our new unit on Air Pollution. Here’s what we’re doing for Monday, January 27th through Friday, January 31st, the last week of January (already!):

  • Mon. 1/27
    • start #6-6: Wind Power Competition
    • APES: read textbook Chapters 16-5 through 16-8; do p.437 Questions #7-10 & Data Analysis (due Fri. 1/31)
  • Tue. 1/28
    • finish #6-6: Wind Power Competition
    • DUE: #6-4: Alternative Energy Diorama
  • Wed. 1/29
    • watch “VICE: The Future of Energy” video
  • Thu. 1/30
    • Quiz #6: Energy Resources and Consumption
    • intro to Unit #7: Air Pollution
    • start #7-1: Air Quality Index (AQI)
  • Fri. 1/31
    • review quiz
    • #7-2: Air Pollution in Kent
    • DUE: #6-5: “Cosmos: The World Set Free” Reflection
    • APES DUE: p.437 Questions #7-10 & Data Analysis

I hope you have an awesome week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Environmental Science: Tue. 1/21 – Fri. 1/24

I hope you enjoyed your three-day weekend! Here’s what we’re doing for Tuesday, January 21st through Friday, January 24th:

  • Mon. 1/20
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
    • APES: read textbook Chapters 16-1 through 16-4; do p.436 Questions #1-6 (due Fri. 1/24)
  • Tue. 1/21
    • start #6-4: Alternative Energy Diorama
  • Wed. 1/22
    • finish #6-4: Alternative Energy Diorama
  • Thu. 1/23
    • share dioramas
  • Fri. 1/24
    • watch “Cosmos: The World Set Free”
    • DUE: #6-3: Impacts of Natural Gas
    • APES DUE: p.436 Questions #1-6

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

Environmental Science: Mon. 1/13 – Fri. 1/17

We’re already halfway through January and halfway through the school year! Here’s the plan for Monday, January 13th through Friday, January 17th:

  • Mon. 1/13
    • finish oil presentation; start watching “Gasland”
    • DUE: #6-1: Kill-a-Watt Lab
    • APES: read textbook Chapters 15.4 and 15.5; do p.398 Questions #7-10 & Data Analysis (due Fri. 1/17)
  • Tue. 1/14
    • continue watching “Gasland”; start #6-3: Impacts of Natural Gas
  • Wed. 1/15
    • finish watching “Gasland”; finish #6-3: Impacts of Natural Gas
  • Thu. 1/16
    • start #6-4: Alternative Energy Diorama
    • DUE: #6-2: Oil Class Presentation
  • Fri. 1/17
    • finish #6-4: Alternative Energy Diorama
    • APES DUE: p.398 Questions #7-10 & Data Analysis

Have a wonderful week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Environmental Science: Mon. 1/6 – Fri. 1/10

Happy New Year!! Here’s what we’re doing for the first full week of 2020, Monday, January 6th through Friday, January 10th:

  • Mon. 1/6
    • intro to Energy Resources and Consumption
    • #6-1: Kill-a-Watt Lab
    • APES Exam Review
    • APES: read textbook Chapters 15-1 through 15-3; do p.397 #1-6 (due Fri. 1/10)
    • APES DUE: MCQ Progress Checks for Units 4 & 5
  • Tue. 1/7
    • environmental impacts of coal
  • Wed. 1/8
    • start #6-2: Oil Class Presentation
  • Thu. 1/9
    • finish #6-2: Oil Class Presentation & begin sharing
  • Fri. 1/10
    • END OF 2nd Quarter – EARLY RELEASE
    • All work from 2nd Quarter must be turned in by today for credit!
    • finish sharing Oil Class Presentation
    • APES DUE: p.397 #1-6

Make sure you turn in any missing or incomplete work from 2nd Quarter by this Friday, otherwise it won’t count. I hope you had a restful and enjoyable Winter Break, because the school year is officially halfway done! Have a great week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 12/16 – Fri. 12/20

Exam week is here! Here is your schedule for Monday, December 16th through Friday, December 20th:

  • Mon. 12/16
    • Quiz #5: Land & Water Use (make-up)
    • DUE: #5-7: Sustainable Land Use Presentation
    • AP DUE: p.345 Questions #1-6
    • AP: read textbook Chapters 13-4 through -7 and answer p.346 Questions #7-10 & Ecological Footprint Analysis (due Fri. 12/20)
  • Tue. 12/17
    • recycled paper ornaments!
  • Wed. 12/18
    • 2nd Period Exam: 9:15am – 10:45am
    • 6/7th Period Exam: 11:25am – 12:55am
  • Thu. 12/19
    • n/a
  • Fri. 12/20
    • 4/5th Period Exam: 9:15am – 10:45am
    • AP: complete MCQ Progress Checks for Units 4 & 5 over break (due Monday, Jan. 6, 2020)

Good luck on all of your exams! Have a happy holiday, enjoy your time off, and I’ll see you in 2020!

Environmental Science: Mon. 12/9 – Fri. 12/13

We’re almost to First Semester Exams! Make sure you’re keeping up with your work so that you finish 2nd Quarter with a good grade. Here are your assignments for Monday, December 9th through Friday, December 13th:

  • Mon. 12/9
    • start working on #5-7: Sustainable Land Use Presentation
    • AP: read Chapter 13-1 through 13-3; do p.345 Questions #1-6 (due Friday 12/13)
  • Tue. 12/10
    • finish presentations
    • DUE: #5-5: Greening a Recipe Presentation
  • Wed. 12/11
    • begin sharing presentations
  • Thu. 12/12
    • Quiz #5: Land & Water Use
    • finish sharing presentations
  • Fri. 12/13
    • review quiz
    • DUE: #5-6: My Ecological Footprint
    • AP DUE: p.345 Questions #1-6

Semester exams are next week! “Regular” Environmental Science students (non-AP) won’t need to study; completing all of the assignments this semester will prepare you for the exam. AP Environmental Science students will want to go over their quizzes, packet handouts, and redo the AP Classroom Multiple Choice Progress Checks. I would also recommend doing the Unit 4 & 5 Progress Checks that will be your homework over Winter Break, because it will also help you prepare for the exam. Have a great week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 12/2 – Fri. 12/6

Welcome to the first week of December! Only two and a half weeks until Semester Exams. Here are your assignments for Monday, December 2nd through Friday, December 6th:

  • Mon. 12/2
    • finish #5-3: Agriculture in Ohio and #5-4: The Impact of Food Choices
    • DUE: #5-2: What the World Eats
    • AP: read Chapter 12-4 through 12-6; do p.313-315 Questions #7-10 & Ecological Footprint Analysis (due Friday 12/6)
  • Tue. 12/3
    • start #5-5: Greening a Recipe Presentation
    • DUE: #5-3: Agriculture in Ohio
  • Wed. 12/4
    • finish recipes
  • Thu. 12/5
    • share recipes!
    • DUE: #5-4: The Impact of Food Choices
  • Fri. 12/6
    • #5-6: My Ecological Footprint
    • AP DUE: p.313-315 Questions #7-10 & Ecological Footprint Analysis

I hope you have a great week back from break! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Environmental Science: Mon. 11/18 – Mon. 11/25

This week we’ll be getting into the meat of Unit #5: Land and Water Use (har har har!). Here are your assignments for Monday, November 18th through Monday, November 25th:

  • Mon. 11/18
    • #5-2: What the World Eats
    • AP: read Chapter 12-1 through 12-3; do p.313 Questions #2-6 (due Friday 11/22)
  • Tue. 11/19
    • watch “This American Life: In Iowa, No One Can Hear You Scream” video
    • start #5-3: Agriculture in Ohio
  • Wed. 11/20
    • finish #5-3: Agriculture in Ohio
    • DUE: #5-1: The Fishing Lab
  • Thu. 11/21
    • Guest presentation on “Environment & Modern Agriculture” by Katie Medlock of the Educated Choices Program!
  • Fri. 11/22
    • #5-4: The Impact of Food Choices
    • AP DUE: p.313 Questions #2-6
  • Mon. 11/25
    • watch “My Life as a Turkey” video
    • DUE: #5-2: What the World Eats
    • AP: complete Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ on AP Classroom (due Monday 12/2)

Have a wonderful week, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Say hello to snow! We’re wrapping up Unit #4 and then moving on to Unit #5: Land and Water Use. Here are your assignments for Monday, November 11th through Friday, November 15th:

  • Mon. 11/11
    • finish #4-4: Watersheds of the United States
    • Seasons, climate & El Niño/La Niña
    • DUE: #4-3: Web Soil Survey
    • AP: read Chapter 7; do p.163 Questions #2, 3, 5, 9 & Data Analysis (due Friday 11/15)
  • Tue. 11/12
    • Quiz #4: Earth Systems and Resources
    • “The Tragedy of the Commons”
  • Wed. 11/13
    • review quiz
    • #5-1: The Fishing Lab
  • Thu. 11/14
    • Quiz #4: Earth Systems and Resources (make-up)
    • start watching “Food Machine” video
  • Fri. 11/15
    • finish watching “Food Machine” video
    • DUE: #4-4: Watersheds of the United States
    • AP DUE: p.163 Questions #2, 3, 5, 9 & Data Analysis

Let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week!

Environmental Science – Mon. 11/4 – Fri. 11/8

Welcome to November! We’re continuing with our dirt activities before moving on to the atmosphere and watersheds. Here are your assignments for Monday, November 4th through Friday, November 8th:

  • Mon. 11/4
    • finish #4-3: Web Soil Survey
    • AP: complete Unit 2 Progress Check MCQ on AP Classroom (due Friday 11/8)
  • Tue. 11/5
    • start watching “Dirt! The Movie”
  • Wed. 11/6
    • finish watching “Dirt! The Movie”
    • DUE: #4-1: Soil Tests Lab
  • Thu. 11/7
    • the atmosphere, wind patterns & weather
    • DUE: #4-2: Dirt Crayons
  • Fri. 11/8
    • #4-4: Watersheds of the United States
    • AP DUE: Unit 2 Progress Check MCQ on AP Classroom

Let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week!