Category Archives: Environmental Science

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!

Environmental Science: Mon. 2/4 – Fri. 2/8

Welcome to the first full week of February! Thankfully it’s a little warmer, so we shouldn’t have any snow days this week. Here are your assignments for Monday, February 4th through Friday, February 8th:

  • Mon. 2/4
    • watch “America Revealed: Food Machine” video
    • AP: Read “5 Steps to a 5” packets #5 & 12 and complete practice questions (due Fri. 2/8, see Google Classroom)
  • Tue. 2/5
    • #12-3: Food Choices and the Environment
    • DUE: #11-4: Biodiversity Poster
  • Wed. 2/6
    • watch “This American Life: In Iowa, No One Can Hear You Squeal” video
    • start #12-4: Greening a Recipe Presentation
  • Thu. 2/7
    • Guest presentation on “Environment & Modern Agriculture” by Katie Medlock of the Ethical Choices Program
  • Fri. 2/8
    • Quiz #12: Food & Agriculture
    • finish #12-4: Greening a Recipe Presentation
    • AP DUE: “5 Steps” packets #5 & 12

Have a great week and enjoy the warmer weather!

Environmental Science: Mon. 1/28 – Fri. 2/1

Welcome to the last week of January! It got really, really cold in the middle of the week, so here are your adjusted assignments for Monday, January 28th through Friday, February 1st:

  • Mon. 1/28
    • Quiz #11: Biodiversity (make-up)
    • #12-1: What the World Eats
    • AP: Read Miller Chapter 12 & answer questions (due Fri. 2/1, see Google Classroom)
    • AP DUE: Chapter 11 questions
  • Tue. 1/29
    • start #12-2: Agriculture in Ohio WS
    • DUE: #11-3: Ohio Wildlife Trivia Questions
  • Wed. 1/30 – SNOW DAY!
    • finish #12-2: Agriculture in Ohio WS
  • Thu. 1/31 – SNOW DAY!
    • Guest presentation on “Environment & Modern Agriculture” by Katie Medlock of the Ethical Choices Program
  • Fri. 2/1
    • #12-3: Food Choices and the Environment
    • DUE: #11-4: Biodiversity Poster
    • finish #12-2: Agriculture in Ohio WS

Since we had snow (cold) days on Wednesday and Thursday, the assignment schedule has been adjusted. Stay warm, and have a good week!

Environmental Science: Wed. 1/23 – Fri. 1/25

I hope you stayed warm and enjoyed your 4-day weekend! Here are your assignments for Wednesday, January 23rd through Friday, January 25th:

  • Mon. 1/21
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Tue. 1/22
    • Snow Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Wed. 1/23
    • finish #11-4: Biodiversity Poster
    • AP: Read Miller Chapter 11 & answer questions (due Mon. 1/28, see Google Classroom)
    • DUE: #11-1: Biodiversity of Habitats Activity
  • Thu. 1/24
    • watch “The Worst Fish in America: Asian Carpocalypse” video
    • Quiz #11: Biodiversity
  • Fri. 1/25
    • “Goodbye”
    • DUE: #11-2: Map of Life Activity

Fortunately, we should see some warmer weather this week after the bitterly cold weekend and MLK Day. Make sure you turn your assignments in on time, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 1/14 – Fri. 1/18

Sorry about the late update! Here are your assignments for Monday, January 14th through Friday, January 18th:

  • Mon. 1/14
    • finish #11-3: Ohio Wildlife Trivia Game
    • AP: Read Miller Chapter 10 & answer questions (due Fri. 1/18, see Google Classroom)
  • Tue. 1/15
    • play the Ohio Wildlife Trivia Game as a Kahoot!
  • Wed. 1/16
    • play WolfQuest!
  • Thu. 1/17
    • watch “In the Valley of the Wolves” video
  • Fri. 1/18
    • start #11-4: Biodiversity Poster Project
    • AP DUE: Questions from Miller Chapter 10

Make sure you get caught up with the first three assignments from this unit, because we have a short week coming up and then we’ll be moving on to food and agriculture. Enjoy your three day weekend, and stay off the roads Saturday and Sunday during the snowstorm!

Environmental Science: Mon. 1/7/19 – 1/11/19

Welcome to 2019, I hope you had a happy New Year!  Here are your assignments for Monday, January 7th through Friday, January 11th:

  • Mon. 1/8
    • start #11-1: Biodiversity of Habitats Activity
    • AP: Read Miller Chapter 9 & answer questions (due Fri. 1/11)
    • AP DUE: Questions from Miller Chapters 3 & 4
  • Tue. 1/9
    • finish #11-1: Biodiversity of Habitats Activity
  • Wed. 1/10
    • start #11-2: Map of Life Activity
  • Thu. 1/11
    • finish #11-2: Map of Life Activity
  • Fri. 1/12
    • start #11-3: Ohio Wildlife Trivia Game
    • AP DUE: Questions from Miller Chapter 9

Have a great week back at school!  Set a good tone for the semester by starting out strong and keeping up with your assignments.

Environmental Science: Mon. 12/17 – Fri. 12/21

Exam week is here! Here is your schedule for Monday, December 17th through Friday, December 21st:

  • Mon. 12/17
    • finish 2nd Quarter Project
    • #10-3: 2nd Quarter Project Reflection
  • Tue. 12/18
    • share 2nd Quarter Projects
    • DUE: #9-2: Population Growth by Country; #9-3: Solutions to Population Growth
    • NO ASSIGNMENTS IN UNITS #6-9 WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE!
  • Wed. 12/19
    • 2nd Period Exam: 9:15am – 10:45am
    • 7/8th Period Exam: 11:25am – 12:55am
  • Thu. 12/20
    • 9th Period Exam: 7:30am – 9:00am
  • Fri. 12/21
    • 3rd Period Exam: 7:30am – 9:00am
    • 5/6th Period Exam: 9:15am – 10:45am
    • DUE: #10-1: 2nd Quarter Project Exploration; #10-2: 2nd Quarter Project; #10-3: 2nd Quarter Project Reflection
    • AP: read textbook Chapters 3 & 4 over break and answer the questions at the end (due Monday 1/7/19, see Google Classroom for details)

Make sure you finish your 2nd Quarter Project by Friday so that you earn credit for your . Good luck on all of your exams! Have a happy holiday, enjoy your time off, and I’ll see you in 2019!

Environmental Science: Mon. 12/10 – Fri. 12/14

Welcome to our last week of regular classes! We’re going to wrap up our unit on population growth and then start working on our 2nd Quarter Project. Here are your assignments for Monday, December 10th through Friday, December 14th:

  • Mon. 12/10
    • #9-3: Solutions to Population Growth
    • AP: read textbook Chapter 5 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 12/14, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 12/11
    • Quiz #9: Population Growth
    • #10-1: 2nd Quarter Project Exploration
  • Wed. 12/12
    • start working on #10-2: 2nd Quarter Project
    • DUE: #8-4: Impacts of Natural Gas
  • Thu. 12/13
    • Quiz #9: Population Growth (make-up)
    • work on #10-2: 2nd Quarter Project
  • Fri. 12/14
    • work on #10-2: 2nd Quarter Project
    • AP DUE: questions from Chapter 5

EVERYTHING, including the 2nd Quarter Project, must be turned in by Tuesday, December 18th. Have a wonderful week!

Environmental Science: Mon. 12/3 – Fri. 12/7

Welcome to December! We’re going to learn about population growth this week before tackling our 2nd Quarter project next week. Here are your assignments for Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 7th:

  • Mon. 12/3
    • Quiz #8: Energy (make-up)
    • #9-1: Visualizing Population Growth
    • AP: read textbook Chapter 6 and answer the questions at the end (due Friday 12/7, see Google Classroom for details)
  • Tue. 12/4
    • discuss the causes of population growth; watch “Global Population Growth, Box by Box” TED talk
    • DUE: #8-3: Energy & Climate Simulation
  • Wed. 12/5
    • #9-2: Population Growth by Country
  • Thu. 12/6
    • begin watching “Soylent Green”
  • Fri. 12/7
    • finish watching “Soylent Green”
    • AP DUE: questions from Chapter 6

This is our last unit of the semester – 1st Semester Exams start in two weeks, so make sure you’re ready. Have a great week, and stay warm!