Category Archives: Environmental Science

Coronavirus Closure Plans

Due to school being closed by the coronavirus pandemic, students in my classes should follow these plans:

  • Environmental Science:
  • AP Environmental Science:
    • follow the APES assignments document on Google Classroom; assignments will also be posted on Remind like usual
  • AP Physics 2:
    • follow the AP Physics 2 assignments document on Google Classroom; assignments will also be posted on Remind like usual
  • AT Chemistry:
    • finish Lab 6 & 7 write-up; await further instructions
  • AP Computer Science Principles:
    • finish Unit 4
    • complete the Explore Task
    • complete the Create Task
    • work on Unit 5

Since Governor DeWine has said that it’s likely we’ll be out longer than three weeks, please keep in touch through Remind, email or text.  Stay calm, stay safe, stay indoors, and I hope we’ll all see each other soon (but not too soon!).

Environmental Science: Mon. 3/9 – Fri. 3/13

Hello! This week, we’ll wrap up our unit on Aquatic & Terrestrial Pollution so we can close out 3rd Quarter and get ready to forget everything over Spring Break. 🙂 Here’s our agenda for Monday, March 9th through Friday, March 13th:

  • Mon. 3/9
    • re-finish #8-5: Lethal Dose (LD50) Lab 🙂
    • APES: read Ch. 20-1 through 20-3 and answer Questions #1-6 on p.571 (due Fri. 3/13)
  • Tue. 3/10
    • watch first half of “Contagion”
    • DUE: #8-7: Water Purification Lab
  • Wed. 3/11
    • watch “The Story of Poo” video
    • start #8-10: Fecal Coliform Testing
  • Thu. 3/12
    • finish #8-10: Fecal Coliform Testing
    • DUE: #8-8: Pollution Laws Timeline
  • Fri. 3/13
    • Quiz #8: Aquatic & Terrestrial Pollution
    • DUE: #8-9: Infectious Disease Activity
    • APES DUE: p.571 Questions #1-6

Have a wonderful week! 3rd Quarter ends on March 20th, so make sure you turn in all of your work on time.

Environmental Science: Mon. 3/2 – Fri. 3/6

Welcome to March! We will continue our unit on Aquatic & Terrestrial Pollution with some more labs and an investigation into pollution laws. Here’s what we’re doing for Monday, March 2nd through Friday, March 6th:

  • Mon. 3/2
    • finish #8-5: Lethal Dose (LD50) Lab
    • DUE: #7-1: Air Quality Index (AQI)
    • APES: read Ch. 17-4 through 17-5 and answer Questions #7-10 and the Data Analysis on p.470 (due Fri. 3/6)
  • Tue. 3/3
    • #8-7: Water Purification Lab
    • DUE: #8-3: Bioaccumulation Activity
  • Wed. 3/4
    • watch “Cosmos: The Clean Room” video
  • Thu. 3/5
    • #8-8: Pollution Laws Timeline
    • DUE: #8-6: Forensic Groundwater Contamination Lab
  • Fri. 3/6
    • #8-9: Infectious Disease Activity
    • DUE: #8-4: Eutrophication Lab
    • APES DUE: p.470 #7-10 & Data Analysis

We only have a few weeks left before the end of 3rd Quarter, so make sure you get your work turned in. Let me know if you have any questions, and have a great week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 2/24 – Fri. 2/28

Finally, a normal week without holidays, snow days or professional development! This week we’ll continue our unit on Aquatic & Terrestrial Pollution by setting up several long-term labs and doing a couple simulations. Should be fun! Here’s what we’re doing for Monday, February 24th through Friday, February 28th:

  • Mon. 2/24
    • #8-3: Bioaccumulation Activity; set up #8-4: Eutrophication Lab
    • APES: read Ch. 17-1 through -3 and answer Questions #1-6 on p.469 (due Fri. 2/28)
  • Tue. 2/25
    • erosion demo
  • Wed. 2/26
    • start #8-5: Lethal Dose (LD50) Lab
    • DUE: #8-1: Pollution in Your Neighborhood
  • Thu. 2/27
    • #8-6: Forensic Groundwater Contamination Lab
  • Fri. 2/28
    • finish #8-4: Eutrophication Lab
    • DUE: #8-2: Pollutants in the Body
    • APES DUE: p.469 #1-6

Enjoy the last week of February! As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Environmental Science: Tue. 2/18 – Fri. 2/21

I hope you enjoyed your 4-day weekend! This week we’ll start our new unit on Aquatic & Terrestrial Pollution. Here’s what we’re doing for the shortened week of Tuesday, February 18th through Friday, February 21st:

  • Mon. 2/17
    • Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL
    • APES: complete Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ on AP Classroom (due Fri. 2/21)
  • Tue. 2/18
    • Quiz #7: Atmospheric Pollution (make-up)
    • start #8-1: Pollution in Your Neighborhood
    • DUE: #7-4: Acid Rain Lab
    • APES DUE: Ch. 18 Questions #2, 3, 4, 8, & 9 and the Data Analysis on p.502
  • Wed. 2/19
    • finish #8-1: Pollution in Your Neighborhood
    • DUE: #7-5: Noise Pollution Lab
  • Thu. 2/20
    • the endocrine system; start #8-2: Pollutants in the Body
  • Fri. 2/21
    • finish #8-2: Pollutants in the Body
    • APES DUE: complete Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ on AP Classroom

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have an excellent week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 2/10 – Thu. 2/13

I hope you enjoyed your unexpected 3-day weekend! This week we’ll wrap up our unit on Atmospheric Pollution. Here’s what we’re doing for Monday, February 10th through Thursday, February 13th:

  • Mon. 2/10
    • finish #7-4: Acid Rain Lab
    • watch “VICE: The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China” video
    • DUE: #7-2: Air Pollution in Kent
    • APES: read Ch. 18 and answer Questions #2, 3, 4, 8, & 9 and the Data Analysis on p.502 (due Tue. 2/18)
  • Tue. 2/11
    • start #7-5: Noise Pollution Lab
    • DUE: #7-3: Greenhouse Effect Lab
  • Wed. 2/12
    • Quiz #7: Atmospheric Pollution
    • finish #7-5: Noise Pollution Lab
  • Thu. 2/13
    • review quiz
    • intro to Unit #8: Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution
  • Fri. 2/14
    • Teacher Professional Development – NO SCHOOL

I hope you have a great week; enjoy your 4-day weekend!

Environmental Science: Mon. 2/3 – Fri. 2/7

Welcome to February! This week we’ll continue our unit on Atmospheric Pollution with a variety of hands-on activities. Here’s what we’re doing for Monday, February 3rd through Friday, February 7th:

  • Mon. 2/3
    • Quiz #6: Energy Resources and Consumption (make-up)
    • finish #7-2: Air Pollution in Kent
    • APES: complete Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Parts A & B on AP Classroom (due Fri. 2/7)
  • Tue. 2/4
    • #7-3: Greenhouse Effect Lab
  • Wed. 2/5
    • finish #7-3: Greenhouse Effect Lab
    • thermal inversions
  • Thu. 2/6
    • start #7-4: Acid Rain Lab
  • Fri. 2/7
    • watch “VICE: The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China” videoSNOW DAY!
    • APES DUE: MCQ Progress Check for Unit 6 on AP Classroom

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

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.