Category Archives: Environmental Science

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 11/22)
  • 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!

Environmental Science – Mon. 10/28 – Fri. 11/1

Happy Halloween! We’re starting our new unit on Earth Systems and Resources, which includes some hands-on investigations of dirt. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 28th through Friday, November 1st:

  • Mon. 10/28
    • review Quiz #3
    • rock kits!
    • DUE: #3-4: Population Growth by Country
    • AP: read Chapter 14; do Chapter Review Questions #2, 3, 6, 7, 9 & Data Analysis on p.370-371 (due Friday 11/1)
  • Tue. 10/29
    • QUIZ #3: Populations (make-up)
    • #4-1: Soil Tests Lab
    • DUE: #3-5: Solutions to Population Growth
  • Wed. 10/30
    • finish Soil Tests Lab
  • Thu. 10/31
    • #4-2: Dirt Crayons
  • Fri. 11/1
    • start #4-3: Web Soil Survey
    • AP DUE: p.370-371 Questions #2, 3, 6, 7, 9 & Data Analysis

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

Environmental Science – Mon. 10/21 – Fri. 10/25

Welcome to the first week of 2nd Quarter! We’ll wrap up our Unit 3 on Populations this week. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 21st through Friday, October 25th:

  • Mon. 10/21
    • #3-4: Population Growth by Country
    • AP: read Chapter 6-3 through -4; do p.140 Questions #7-10 & Data Analysis (due Friday 10/25)
  • Tue. 10/22
    • #3-5: Solutions to Population Growth
  • Wed. 10/23
    • watch “TED Talk: Global population growth, box by box” featuring Hans Rosling
    • finish #3-5: Solutions to Population Growth
    • DUE: #3-3: Cemetery Demographics Lab
  • Thu. 10/24
    • QUIZ #3: Populations
    • intro to Unit #4: Earth Systems & Resources
  • Fri. 10/25
    • review Quiz #3
    • rock kits!
    • AP DUE: p.140 Questions #7-10 & Data Analysis

As always, I hope you have a great week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Environmental Science: Mon. 10/14 – Fri. 10/18

Welcome to the last week of 1st Quarter! All assignments up through #3-2 must be turned in by this Friday in order to count for credit. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 14th through Friday, October 18th:

  • Mon. 10/14
    • finish #3-2: Human Population Growth
    • AP: read Chapter 6-1 through -2; do p.139 Questions #1-6 (due Friday 10/18)
    • AP DUE: p.117 Questions #2, 4, 5, 7, 8 & Data Analysis (due Monday 10/14)
  • Tue. 10/15
    • #3-3: Cemetery Demographics Lab – OUTSIDE!
    • DUE: #2-4: Local Wetland Profile
  • Wed. 10/16
    • finish #3-3: Cemetery Demographics Lab
    • DUE: #3-1: Hawks & Field Mice Lab
  • Thu. 10/17
    • begin watching “Soylent Green”
    • DUE: #3-2: Human Population Growth
  • Fri. 10/18
    • finish watching “Soylent Green”
    • ALL 1ST QUARTER WORK MUST BE TURNED IN BY THIS DAY!
    • AP DUE: p.139 Questions #1-6

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

Environmental Science: Mon. 10/7 – Thu. 10/10

Hello! This week we’ll wrap up Biodiversity before moving into our new unit on Populations (including human population growth). Here are your assignments for the abbreviated week of Monday, October 7th through Thursday, October 10th:

  • Mon. 10/7
    • Quiz #2: The Living World – Biodiversity
    • finish #2-5: Endangered Species Poster (due Wed. 10/9)
    • work on #2-4: Local Wetland Profile (due Mon. 10/14)
    • DUE: #2-3: ORAM at Riverbend Wetland
    • AP: read Chapter 5; do p.118 Questions #2, 4, 5, 7, 8 & Data Analysis (due Monday 10/14)
  • Tue. 10/8
    • intro to Unit 3: Populations
    • #3-1: Hawks & Field Mice Lab – OUTSIDE!
  • Wed. 10/9
    • start #3-2: Human Population Growth
    • Quiz #2: The Living World – Biodiversity (make-up)
    • DUE: #2-5: Endangered Species Poster
  • Thu. 10/10
    • population growth dice game
    • finish #3-2: Human Population Growth
  • Fri. 10/11
    • Teacher Work Day – NO SCHOOL
    • HW: finish #2-4: Local Wetland Profile – due Monday 10/14!

This should be a fun, short week! Let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy your 3-day weekend!

Environmental Science: Mon. 9/30 – Fri. 10/4

I hope you enjoyed Homecoming! Here are your assignments for Monday, September 30th through Friday, October 4th:

  • Mon. 9/30
    • finish #2-3: ORAM at Riverbend Wetland
    • start #2-4: Local Wetland Profile
    • AP: complete “Unit 1 Progress Check: MCQ” on AP Classroom (due Friday 10/4)
  • Tue. 10/1
    • watch “Cosmos: Some of the Things Molecules Do” video
  • Wed. 10/2
    • start #2-5: Endangered Species Poster
    • DUE: #2-2: RHS Tree Benefits
  • Thu. 10/3
    • finish #2-5: Endangered Species Poster
  • Fri. 10/4
    • “Goodbye”
    • AP DUE: “Unit 1 Progress Check: MCQ” on AP Classroom

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

Environmental Science: Mon. 9/23 – Fri. 9/27

Welcome to the first week of fall! We’re going to try to go outside three times this week, if the weather allows. Here are your assignments for Monday, September 23rd through Friday, September 27th:

  • Mon. 9/23
    • ecosystem services and tree keying
    • DUE: #1-5: Ohio Wildlife Trivia Questions
    • AP: read Ch. 4.5-6, answer Questions #7-10 & Data Analysis on p.97 (due Friday 9/27)
  • Tue. 9/24
    • #2-2: RHS Tree Benefits – OUTSIDE
  • Wed. 9/25
    • finish #2-2: RHS Tree Benefits
    • intro to wetlands & ORAM
  • Thu. 9/26
    • practice ORAM at Stanton Wetland – OUTSIDE
  • Fri. 9/27
    • #2-3: ORAM at Riverbend Wetland – OUTSIDE
    • AP DUE: p.97 Questions #7-10 & Data Analysis

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have fun at Homecoming!