Category Archives: Environmental Science

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!

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!