Course materials

This is a list of the course materials I use in my Environmental Science course.  This includes assignments, labs and field activities.  Some of these change from year to year, and I don’t use every assignment each year depending on the weather, but I tried to include everything I’ve used recently.  All of these assignments are free for you to use in your classroom however you see fit, without attribution, although if you do use or modify anything I’d love to hear about it!  Because some of these assignments are modified from commercially published resources, they cannot be used in publications of any kind; they are only for classroom use.

I give some assignments using Google Classroom and others on paper, but they’ve all been replicated on Google Drive for my students who are absent or would rather type on a computer.  You can download anything from Google Drive as a Word, Powerpoint, Excel or PDF file by going to the “File” menu and selecting “Download As…”.

For those assignments that I normally give on paper, I’ve included links to the PDFs and Microsoft Word documents.  All of these assignments are designed so that they can be completed online or on paper, although the field and lab activities are much better on paper.  If you have any questions, please contact me at ccarman *at* kentschools *dot* net!

Please note: I regularly modify my Environmental Science curriculum. The latest and greatest versions are available on Google Drive here: Mr. Carman’s Environmental Science Curriculum & Lesson Plans


In the summer of 2019, the College Board released their redesign for the AP Environmental Science (APES) Course and Exam Description (CED).  I made the decision to re-align the “regular” Environmental Science course curriculum with the College Board’s APES CED because I felt it could help improve APES exam scores while also giving all students a better experience in the course.  The course realignment is ongoing, so I will update this document as it proceeds.

In this course, there are between four and ten assignments per unit.  Each unit concludes with a 10-question multiple choice quiz for Environmental Science students or a Free Response Question (FRQ) for AP Environmental Science students.

Ohio Standards for Environmental Science acronym key:

  • ES = Earth Systems: Interconnected Spheres of Earth
  • ER = Earth’s Resources
  • GP = Global Environmental Problems and Issues

College Board AP Environmental Science Course & Exam Description (I also broke it out into a Google Sheet so that it was easier to understand)

Course Units:

  • 1st Quarter
    • History of Environmentalism
    • Unit 1: The Living World: Ecosystems
    • Unit 2: The Living World: Biodiversity
  • 2nd Quarter
    • Unit 3: Populations
    • Unit 4: Earth Systems and Resources
    • Unit 5: Land and Water Use
  • 3rd Quarter
    • Unit 6: Energy Resources and Consumption
    • Unit 7: Atmospheric Pollution
    • Unit 8: Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution
  • 4th Quarter
    • Unit 9: Global Change
    • Unit 10: Sustainability
    • Stream Studies & Hiram Field Trip
    • Final Project

1st Quarter – History of Environmentalism (“Unit 0”)

# Unit Assignment Type Ohio Standard(s)
0-AP History of Environmentalism Read Chapters 1 & 2 over the summer; answer at least one question from each Section of Chapter Review AP
History of Environmentalism Walk to Standing Rock & the Cuyahoga River outside ES.4.2; ES.5.2; ES.5.3; ER.3.*; ER.5.*; GP.2; GP.4; GP.9
History of Environmentalism The Environment Questionnaire (TEQ) activity
0 History of Environmentalism What’s Important to You? gDoc GP.4
History of Environmentalism Watch “The Return of the Cuyahoga” video ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ES.4.2; ES.5.2; ES.5.3; ER.3.*; ER.4.3; ER.4.4; ER.4.5; GP.1; GP.2; GP.4; GP.5; GP.6; GP.9

 

1st Quarter – Unit #1 – The Living World: Ecosystems

# Unit Assignment Type Ohio Standard(s)
1-AP The Living World: Ecosystems read Chapter 3-1 through 3-3; answer p.74 Questions #1-8 AP
1-1 The Living World: Ecosystems Biomes of the World lab ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ES.5.1; ES.5.3; ES.5.5; GP.8
1-2 The Living World: Ecosystems Map of Life gDoc ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ES.5.3; ES.5.5; ER.5.2; GP.1; GP.3; GP,.5; GP.8
The Living World: Ecosystems Water’s Incredible Journey activity activity ES.4.2; ES.5.2; ES.5.4
1-AP The Living World: Ecosystems read Chapter 3-4 through 3-5; answer p.74 Questions #9-10 and p.75 Data Analysis AP
The Living World: Ecosystems Watch “Earth, a New Wild: Water” video video ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ES.4.2; ES.5.1; ES.5.3; ES.5.5; ER.3.1; ER.3.2; ER.3.4; ER.4.1; ER.4.2; ER.4.4; ER.5.1; ER.5.2; GP.2; GP.3; GP.4; GP.5; GP.7
1-3 The Living World: Ecosystems Citizen’s Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index (CQHEI) Form [PDF] & directions field ES.1.3; ES.4.2; ES.5.3; ES.4.2; ER.5.1
1-4 The Living World: Ecosystems Food Webs and Trophic Levels gDoc ES.1.1; ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ES.1.4; ES.5.1; ES.5.3; ER.5.1; GP.5
The Living World: Ecosystems Play “WolfQuest” video game activity ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ER.5.1; ER.5.4; GP.5
The Living World: Ecosystems watch “In the Valley of the Wolves” video video ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ER.5.1; ER.5.4; GP.5
1-5 The Living World: Ecosystems Ohio Wildlife Trivia Game (directions & supporting documents) gDoc ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ER.5.*; GP.5; GP.8
1-AP The Living World: Ecosystems Unit 1 Progress Check: MCQ on AP Classroom AP
Q-1 The Living World: Ecosystems Quiz #1: The Living World: Ecosystems Quiz See above

 

1st Quarter – Unit #2 – The Living World: Biodiversity

# Unit Assignment Type Ohio Standard(s)
2-AP The Living World: Biodiversity read Ch. 4.1-4, answer Questions #1-6 on p.97 AP
2-1 The Living World: Biodiversity Invertebrate Community Index Simulation & resources lab ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ES.1.4; ES.4.2; ES.5.3; ER.3.*; GP.2
2-AP The Living World: Biodiversity read Ch. 4.5-6, answer Questions #7-10 & Data Analysis on p.97 AP
2-2 The Living World: Biodiversity RHS Tree Benefits analysis [paper WS] field ES.1.1; ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ES.5.*; ER.2.1; ER.2.2; ER.3.4; ER.4.4; ER.5.1; GP.3; GP.4; GP.6; GP.8
The Living World: Biodiversity ORAM practice behind Stanton field ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ES.4.2; ES.5.3; ER.3.1; ER.3.3; ER.3.4; ER.3.4; ER.5.*; GP.2; GP.4; GP.5; GP.8
2-3 The Living World: Biodiversity ORAM Field Form for Wetlands [PDF], long form [PDF] & manual [PDF] field ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ES.4.2; ES.5.3; ER.3.1; ER.3.3; ER.3.4; ER.3.4; ER.5.*; GP.2; GP.4; GP.5; GP.8
2-4 The Living World: Biodiversity Local Wetland Profile Presentation & directions gSlide ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ES.4.2; ER.3.1; ER.3.3; ER.3.4; ER.3.4; GP.2; GP.4; GP.8
The Living World: Biodiversity watch “Cosmos: Some of the Things Molecules Do” video ES.1.*; ES.2.1; ES.3.1; ES.4.1; ES.5.1; ES.5.3; ES.5.5; ER.5.1; GP.5
2-5 The Living World: Biodiversity Biodiversity Poster Project poster ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ER.5.*; GP.3; GP.5; GP.8
Biodiversity Read “Goodbye” from A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson activity ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ER.5.*; GP.5; GP.8
2-AP The Living World: Biodiversity Unit 2 Progress Check: MCQ on AP Classroom AP
Q-2 The Living World: Biodiversity Quiz #2: The Living World: Biodiversity Quiz See above

 

1st-2nd Quarter – Unit #3 – Populations

# Unit Assignment Type Ohio Standard(s)
3-AP Populations read Chapter 5; do p.118 Questions #2, 4, 5, 7, 8 & Data Analysis AP
3-1 Populations Hawks & Field Mice Lab lab ES.1.*; ES.5.1; ER.5.1; GP.8
3-2 Populations Human Population Growth gDoc ES.1.4; GP.1; GP.4; GP.7
Populations overpopulation dice game activity ES.1.4; GP.1
3-AP Populations read Chapter 6-1 through -2; do p.139 Questions #1-6 AP
3-3 Populations Cemetery Demographics Lab: data sheet [PDF], Google Sheet & questions lab ES.1.4; GP.1
Populations watch “Soylent Green” movie video ES.1.4; ER.1.3; ER.2.2; ER.3.1; ER.4.4; GP.*
3-4 Populations Population Growth by Country & directions gSlide ES.1.4; GP.1
3-AP Populations read Chapter 6-3 through -4; do p.140 Questions #7-10 & Data Analysis AP
3-5 Populations Solutions to Population Growth [paper WS] WS ES.1.4; GP.1; GP.2; GP.4; GP.7
3-AP Populations Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ on AP Classroom AP
Q-3 Populations Quiz #3: Populations Quiz See above

 

2nd Quarter – Unit #4 – Earth Systems and Resources

# Unit Assignment Type Ohio Standard(s)
4-AP Earth Systems and Resources read Chapter 14; do Chapter Review Questions #2, 3, 6, 7, 9 & Data Analysis on p.370-371 AP
Earth Systems and Resources Play with rock kits activity ES.3; ES.4.3; ES.5.4; ER.1.4
4-1 Earth Systems and Resources Soil Tests Lab [paper WS], supporting documents & directions lab ES.3; ES.4.2; ES.5.2; ER.4.2; ER.4.3; ER.4.4; GP.7
4-2 Earth Systems and Resources Dirt Crayons Lab [paper WS] lab ES.3
4-3 Earth Systems and Resources Web Soil Survey [paper WS] & directions gDoc ES.1.3; ES.3; ES.4.2; ES.5.2; ER.4.2; ER.4.4; GP.7
Earth Systems and Resources Watch “Dirt! The Movie” video video ES.1.1; ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ES.3; ES.4.2; ES.5.*; ER.1.1; ER.1.3; ER.1.4; ER.2.2; ER.3.1; ER.3.4; ER.4.*; ER.5.1; ER.5.2; GP.*
4-4 Earth Systems and Resources Watersheds of the United States [paper WS] WS ES.4.2; ER.3.4; GP.1
4-AP Earth Systems and Resources Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ on AP Classroom AP
Q-4 Earth Systems and Resources Quiz #4: Earth Systems and Resources Quiz See above

 

2nd Quarter – Unit #5 – Land and Water Use

# Unit Assignment Type Ohio Standard(s)
5-AP Land and Water Use read Chapter 7; do p.163 Questions #2, 3, 5, 9 & Data Analysis AP
5-1 Land and Water Use The Fishing Lab, directions, notes & make-up assignment lab ES.1.3; ES.1.4; ER.5.1; GP.1; GP.4; GP.5; GP.7
Land and Water Use discuss “The Tragedy of the Commons” activity ES.1.3; ES.1.4; ER.1.3; ER.1.4; ER.2.2; ER.3.1; ER.3.4; ER.4.1; ER.4.4; ER.5.1; GP.*
Land and Water Use Watch “Food Machine” video video ES.2.2; ES.4.2; ES.5.1; ES.5.2; ES.5.4; ER.3.1; ER.3.4; ER.4.4; ER.5.3; GP.1; GP.2; GP.3; GP.4; GP.7; GP.8
5-AP Land and Water Use read Chapter 12-1 through 12-3; do p.313 Questions #2-6 AP
5-2 Land and Water Use What the World Eats [paper WS page 1 + page 2] & supporting pictures WS ES.5.1; ER.4.4; GP.7
5-3 Land and Water Use Agriculture in Ohio & supporting documents WS ES.5.1; ER.4.4; GP.7
Land and Water Use Guest presentation on “Environment & Modern Agriculture” by Katie Medlock of the Educated Choices Program
5-4 Land and Water Use Impacts of Food Choices [paper WS] gDoc ES.2.1; ES.5.1; ER.4.4; GP.3; GP.4; GP.7
Land and Water Use watch “My Life as a Turkey” video video ES.1.1; ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ER.5.1
5-AP Land and Water Use read Chapter 12-4 through 12-6; do p.313-315 Questions #7-10 & Ecological Footprint Analysis AP
5-5 Land and Water Use Greening a Recipe Presentation & directions gSlide GP.1; GP.3; GP.4; GP.7
5-6 Land and Water Use Ecological Footprint gDoc ER.1.3; ER.2.2; ER.3.1; ER.4.4; GP.1; GP.4; GP.7
5-AP Land and Water Use read Chapter 13-1 through 13-3; do p.345 Questions #1-6 AP
5-7 Land and Water Use Sustainable Land Use Presentation gSlide ES.5.1; ER.3.1; ER.3.4; ER.4.1; ER.4.2; ER.4.3; ER.4.4; GP.1; GP.2; GP.3; GP.4; GP.7; GP.8
5-AP Land and Water Use read textbook Chapters 13-4 through -7 and answer p.346 Questions #7-10 & Ecological Footprint Analysis AP
5-AP Land and Water Use Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ on AP Classroom AP
Q-5 Land and Water Use Quiz #5: Land and Water Use Quiz See above

 

3rd Quarter – Unit #6 – Energy Resources and Consumption

# Unit Assignment Type Ohio Standard(s)
6-AP Energy Resources and Consumption read textbook Chapters 15-1 through 15-3; do p.397 #1-6 AP
6-1 Energy Resources and Consumption Kill-a-Watt Lab [paper WS] lab ER.1.1; ER.2.3; GP.3; GP.4
Energy Resources and Consumption watch “VICE: Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash” video video ER.1.1; ER.1.4; ER.2.2; ER.3.1; ER.3.3; ER.3.4; ER.4.3; ER.4.5; GP.2; GP.3; GP.4; GP.6; GP.9
Energy Resources and Consumption watch “VICE: Nigeria’s Oil Pirates” video video ER.1.1; ER.1.3; ER.1.4; ER.2.1; ER.2.2; ER.3.1; ER.3.4; ER.4.3; ER.4.5; GP.2; GP.3; GP.5; GP.6; GP.8; GP.9
6-2 Energy Resources and Consumption Oil Group Presentation gSlide ER.1.1; ER.1.3; ER.1.4; ER.2.2; ER.3.1; ER.3.4; ER.4.3; ER.4.4; ER.4.5; GP.1; GP.2; GP.3; GP.4; GP.6; GP.8; GP.9
Energy Resources and Consumption watch “VICE: The Battle Raging in Nigeria Over Control of Oil” video – maybe? video ER.1.1; ER.1.3; ER.1.4; ER.2.1; ER.2.2; ER.3.1; ER.3.4; ER.4.3; ER.4.5; GP.2; GP.3; GP.5; GP.6; GP.8; GP.9
6-AP Energy Resources and Consumption read textbook Chapters 15-4 through 15-5; do p.398 #7-10 & Data Analysis AP
Energy Resources and Consumption watch “Gasland” movie video ER.1.1; ER.1.3; ER.1.4; ER.2.*; ER.3.1; ER.3.4; ER.4.3; ER.4.5; ER.5.1; ER.5.2; GP.2; GP.3; GP.4; GP.5; GP.6; GP.8; GP.9
6-3 Energy Resources and Consumption Impacts of Natural Gas [paper WS] WS ER.1.1; ER.1.3; ER.1.4; ER.2.1; ER.2.2; ER.3.1; ER.3.4; ER.4.3; ER.4.5; GP.2; GP.3; GP.5; GP.6; GP.8; GP.9
6-4 Energy Resources and Consumption Alternative Energy Diorama project ER.1.1; ER.1.2; ER.2.2; ER.4.4; GP.3; GP.4
6-AP Energy Resources and Consumption read textbook Chapters 16-1 through 16-4; do p.436 #1-6 AP
Energy Resources and Consumption watch “Cosmos: The World Set Free” video video ES.2.1; ES.3.1; ES.5.4; ES.5.5; ER.1.1; ER.1.2; ER.2.2; ER.4.4; GP.3; GP.4
6-5 Energy Resources and Consumption Wind Power Competition & alternate assignment lab ER.1.1; ER.1.2; GP.4
6-AP Energy Resources and Consumption read textbook Chapters 16-5 through 16-8; do p.437 #7-10 & Data Analysis AP
6-6 Energy Resources and Consumption Energy & Climate Simulationif it works!

if not, lotus diagram?

gDoc ER.1.1; ER.1.2; ER.1.3; ER.2.2; GP.1; GP.3; GP.4; GP.5
6-6? Energy Resources and Consumption Energy Resources Lotus Diagram [paper WS] – maybe? WS ER.1.*; GP.4; GP.6; GP.9
Energy Resources and Consumption watch “VICE: The Future of Energy” video video ER.1.1; ER.1.2; ER.1.3; GP.4
6-AP Energy Resources and Consumption Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ on AP Classroom AP
Q-6 Energy Resources and Consumption Quiz #6: Energy Resources and Consumption Quiz See above

3rd Quarter – Unit #7 – Atmospheric Pollution

# Unit Assignment Type Ohio Standard(s)
7-AP Atmospheric Pollution read Ch. 18; do p.502 #2,3,4,8,9 & Data Analysis AP
7-1 Atmospheric Pollution Air Quality Index (AQI) WS ES.2.1; ES.5.4; ER.2.*; GP.6
7-2 Atmospheric Pollution Air Pollution in Kent field ES.5.4; ER.2.*; GP.6
Atmospheric Pollution Photochemical smog demo activity ES.2.1; ES.5.1; ES.5.4; ER.2.1; GP.6
7-3 Atmospheric Pollution Indoor Particulate Pollution (TBD) lab ER.2.1; GP.6
7-3 Atmospheric Pollution Greenhouse Effect Lab lab ES.2.1; ES.5.1; ES.5.5; ER.2.2; GP.3
Atmospheric Pollution thermal inversion activity activity ES.2.1; ES.5.1; ES.5.4; ER.2.1; GP.6
7-4 Atmospheric Pollution Acid Rain Lab lab ES.2.1; ES.5.2; ES.5.4; ER.1.1; ER.2.1; GP.2; GP.6; GP.8
7-5 Atmospheric Pollution Ozone Pollution in Kent (TBD) lab ER.2.1; ER.2.3; GP.6
Atmospheric Pollution watch “VICE: The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China” video video ER.2.*; GP.6
7-5 Atmospheric Pollution Indoor Noise Pollution lab n/a
7-AP Atmospheric Pollution Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ on AP Classroom AP
Q-7 Atmospheric Pollution Quiz #7: Atmospheric Pollution Quiz See above

 

3rd Quarter – Unit #8 – Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution

# Unit Assignment Type Ohio Standard(s)
8-AP Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution read Ch. 17-1 through 17-3; do p.469 #1-6 AP
8-1 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Picturing Pollution gSlide ER.2.1; ER.2.2; ER.3.1; ER.3.4; ER.4.3; ER.4.5; GP.2; GP.3; GP.4; GP.6; GP.9
8-2 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Water Quality Index (WQI) Activity [paper WS] & directions field ES.4.2; ES.5.4; ER.3.*; GP.2; GP.8; GP.9
8-1 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Pollution in Your Neighborhood (EPA.gov Activity) gDoc ER.2.1; ER.2.3; ER.3.3; ER.3.4; ER.4.3; ER.4.4; ER.4.5; GP.6; GP.9
8-2 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Pollutants in the Body Poster poster ER.2.1; ER.3.4; ER.4.3; ER.4.5; GP.6; GP.9
8-3 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Bioaccumulation Activity (make-up) activity ES.1.3; ES.5.1; ER.3.4; ER.4.5; ER.5.1; GP.5; GP.7; GP.9
8-4 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Eutrophication Lab lab ES.1.4; ES.5.2; ER.3.*
8-AP Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution read Ch. 17-4 through 17-5; do p.470 #7-10 & Data Analysis AP
8-5 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Lethal Dose 50 (LD-50) Lab lab ES.1.4; ER.3.1; ER.4.5; GP.2
8-6 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Forensic Groundwater Pollution Lab lab
8-7 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Water Purification Lab [paper WS] lab ER.3.1; GP.2
Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution watch “Cosmos: The Clean Room” video video ES.2.1; ES.3; ES.4.1; ES.4.3; ER.1.1; ER.2.1; ER.2.3; ER.3.4; ER.4.5; GP.6; GP.9
8-8 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Pollution Laws Timeline activity
8-AP Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution US Environmental Laws [paper WS] AP
8-9 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Infectious Disease Activity [paper WS] (TBD) lab
8-AP Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution read Ch. 20-1 through 20-3; do p.571 #1-6 AP
Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution watch “The Story of Poo” video video ER.3.1; ER.3.3; ER.4.5; GP.1; GP.2; GP.4; GP. 9
8-10 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Fecal Coliform Testing lab
Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution watch “The Story of Stuff” video video
8-11 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Pointless Product Competition slide
Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Watch “The Simpsons Movie”? video ER.3.*; GP.2
Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution waste stream analysis? activity ER.4.5; GP.4; GP.9
8-AP Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution skim Ch.21; do p.601 #2,3,5,6 & 9 AP
8-AP Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Unit 8 Progress Check: MCQ on AP Classroom AP
Q-8 Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Quiz #8: Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution Pollution Quiz See above

 

4th Quarter – Unit #9 – Global Change – This whole unit was heavily modified during Spring 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak that shut down Ohio schools

Here’s what we actually did:

Here’s what I wanted to do:

# Unit Assignment Type Ohio Standard(s)
9-1 Global Change Gumdrop Ozone Depletion Lab (TBD) lab ES.2.1; ER.2.1; ER.2.3; GP.6
Global Change PhET greenhouse effect simulation? (Java-based) activity ES.2.1; ES.5.5; ER.2.2; GP.3; GP.4
9-AP Global Change read Ch.19-1 through 19-3; do p.539 #1-5 AP
Global Change Show VICE video “Greenland is Melting” video ES.2.1; ES.4.1; ES.4.3; ES.5.5; ER.2.2; GP.3
Global Change Show VICE video “Our Rising Oceans” video ES.2.1; ES.4.1; ES.4.3; ES.5.5; ER.2.2; GP.3; GP.4
9-2 Global Change Ocean Acidification Lab lab ES.1.3; ES.2.1; ES.4.1; ES.5.2; ER.3.4; GP.3; GP.5
9-3 Global Change Climate Change PechaKucha Presentation [paper WS] & directions gSlide GP.3 + assigned topic
9-AP Global Change read Ch.19-4 thru 19-5; do p.539 #6-10 AP
Global Change watch clip from “NOVA: Power Surge” about the Wedges Game video ES.2.1; ES.5.2; ES.5.5; ER.1.1; ER.1.2; ER.2.2; ER.4.4; GP.3; GP.4; GP.8
9-4 Global Change The Wedges Game [paper WS] & directions WS ES.2.1; ES.5.2; ES.5.5; ER.1.1; ER.1.2; ER.2.2; ER.4.4; GP.3; GP.4; GP.8
Global Change Play “Cool It!” card game activity ER.1.1, ER.1.2; ER.2.2; ER.4.4; GP.3; GP.4
9-5 Global Change Solutions to Climate Change [paper WS] gDoc GP.1; GP.3; GP.4
9-6 Global Change Invasive Species Madness Tournament? pres ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ES.1.4; ER.5.3; ER.5.4; gp.5
9-7 Global Change invasive species removal (pull garlic mustard behind RHS) outside ER.4.4; ER.5.3; ER.5.4; GP.4; GP.5
Global Change watch “Pangolins: The World’s Most Wanted Animal” movie video ER.5.2; GP.5
9-8 Global Change Global Change in the News [paper WS] (maybe?) gDoc GP.1-9 (depending on topic)
9-AP Global Change Unit 9 Progress Check: MCQ on AP Classroom AP
Q-9 Global Change Quiz #9: Global Change Quiz See above

 

4th Quarter – Unit #10 – Hiram Field Trip

# Unit Assignment Ohio Standard(s)
10-1 Hiram Field Trip Hiram Field Trip Reflection / Make-up Solo Metrics Reflection ES.1.2; ES.1.3; ES.4.2; ES.5.2; ER.3.*; ER.4.4; ER.5.1; ER.5.3; GP.2; GP.3; GP.5; GP.8
10-2 Hiram Field Trip Invertebrate Community Index (ICI) Form [PDF] & flowchart of macroinvertebrates [PDF] – completed by group at Hiram See above
10-3 Hiram Field Trip Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index (QHEI) Form [PDF] & directionscompleted by group at Hiram See above
10-4 Hiram Field Trip Water Quality Index WS [PDF] [DOC] & directionscompleted by group at Hiram See above
10-5 Hiram Field Trip ORAM Field Form for Wetlands [PDF], long form [PDF] & manual [PDF] – completed by group at Hiram See above

 

4th Quarter – Unit #11 – Sustainability

# Unit Assignment Type Ohio Standard(s)
11-3 Sustainability Model Eco-Home Lab GP.4
11-4 Sustainability World Simulation Reflection (World Simulation: directions [PDF] [DOC], flowchart [PDF] [DOC] & log sheet [PDF] [DOC]) gDoc GP.*

 

Deprecated assignments & activities (OLD)

# Unit Assignment Type Ohio Standard(s)
1-3 History of Environmentalism “I Fought the Law!” (Environmental Laws) Pres Depends on topic selected by student
1-4 History of Environmentalism Environmental History Timeline Depends on topic selected by student
1-4 History of Environmentalism Environmentalist Profile gSlide Depends on topic selected by student
2-1 Pollution Mapping Pollution: Part 1 & Part 2 [PDF] [DOC] WS ER: Air pollution; ER: Point source & non-point source contamination; ER: Solid & hazardous waste; GEPI: Air quality; GEPI: Waste management
3-5 Water Water Saving Tip Group Presentation gSlide GEPI: Potable water quality, use and availability; GEPI: Sustainability
4-4 Metrics Stream Metrics Review gDoc Summarizes topics in Unit 4
5-1 1st Quarter Project 1st Quarter Project – directions, exploration Summarizes topics in Units 1-4
5-2 1st Quarter Project 1st Quarter Project – worth 3 assignments Summarizes topics in Units 1-4
5-3 1st Quarter Project 1st Quarter Project – reflection Summarizes topics in Units 1-4
6-1 Global Warming/Climate Change The Basics of Global Warming & Climate Change gDoc ES: Ecosystems; ES: Atmosphere; ES: Cryosphere; ES: Climate and weather; ER: Greenhouse gases; GEPI: Climate change; GEPI: Sustainability; GEPI: Species depletion and extinction
Global Warming/Climate Change Show “An Inconvenient Truth”
6-3 Global Warming/Climate Change “An Inconvenient Truth” Movie WS [PDF] [DOC] WS GEPI: all
7-1 Natural Resources Natural Resources Lotus Diagram [PDF] [DOC] WS ER: Energy resources; GEPI: Sustainability
7-2 Natural Resources Natural Resources in the News [PDF] [DOC] gDoc ER & GEPI: depends on topic selected by student
7-4 Natural Resources Greening the Holidays gDoc GEPI: Sustainability
7-5 Natural Resources Pointless Product Competition gSlide ER: Solid and hazardous waste; GEPI: Sustainability
Energy Watch “30 Days: Working in a Coal Mine” video
8-3 Energy “Gasland” Movie WS [PDF] [DOC] WS ER: Energy resources; ER: Air and air pollution; ER: Water and water pollution; ER: Land use and land management; GEPI: Climate change; GEPI: Sustainability
9-4 Population Growth “Soylent Green” Video WS [PDF] [DOC] & alternate assignment WS/gDoc ER: Resource availability; ER: Human population; GEPI: Sustainability; GEPI: Species depletion and extinction; GEPI: Food production and availability; GEPI: Waste management
10-1 2nd Quarter Project 2nd Quarter Project: directions, exploration Summarizes topics in Units 6-9
10-2 2nd Quarter Project 2nd Quarter Project – worth 3 assignments Summarizes topics in Units 6-9
10-3 2nd Quarter Project 2nd Quarter Project: reflection Summarizes topics in Units 6-9
11-2 Biodiversity Habitat Loss in Google Earth [PDF] [DOC] WS ES: Biodiversity; ES: Ecosystems; ES: Population dynamics; ER: Resource availability; ER: Mining and resource extraction; ER: Land use and land management; ER: Wildlife and wilderness; GEPI: Species depletion and extinction; GEPI: Deforestation and loss of biodiversity
11-4 Biodiversity Ohio’s Invasive Species Online Discussion gGroup ES: Biodiversity; ES: Ecosystems; ES: Population dynamics; ER: Land use and land management; ER: Wildlife and wilderness; GEPI: Species depletion and extinction; GEPI: Food production and availability; GEPI: Deforestation and loss of biodiversity
12-3 Food & Agriculture “Food Machine” Video WS [PDF] [DOC] WS ES: Surface and groundwater flow patterns and movement; ES: Energy transformations; ER: Potable water and water quality; ER: Land use and land management; GEPI: Human population; GEPI: Potable water quality, use and availability; GEPI: Sustainability; GEPI: Species depletion and extinction; GEPI: Food production and availability
13-1 Rocks, Soils & Biocycles Rock Show & Tell Pres ES: Lithosphere
13-3 Rocks, Soils & Biocycles “Dirt! The Movie” Video WS [PDF] [DOC] & alternate assignment WS ES: Biosphere; ES: Lithosphere; ES: Hydrosphere; ES: Movement of matter and energy; ER: Resource availability; ER: Mining and resource extraction; ER: Soil and land; ER: Wildlife and wilderness management; GEPI: Human population; GEPI: Climate change; GEPI: Sustainability; GEPI: Species depletion and extinction; GEPI: Food production and availability; GEPI: Deforestation and loss of biodiversity
14-1 Wetlands Wetlands Webquest gDoc ES: Biodiversity; ES: Surface and groundwater flow patterns and movement; ES: Biogeochemical cycles; ER: Water and water pollution; ER: Mass wasting and erosion; ER: Land use and land management; ER: Endangered species; GEPI: Potable water quality, use and availability; GEPI: Deforestation and loss of biodiversity
14-3 Wetlands Virtual Wetlands Lab WS ES: Biodiversity; ER: Land use and land management
14-4 Wetlands “Braving Iraq” Video WS [PDF] [DOC] & alternate assignment gDoc ES: Biodiversity; ES: Ecosystems; ES: Surface and groundwater flow patterns and movement; ER: Potable water and water quality; ER: Desertification; ER: Wildlife and wilderness; GEPI: Potable water quality, use and availability; GEPI: Sustainability; GEPI: Species depletion and extinction; GEPI: Food production and availability
15-1 3rd Quarter Project 3rd Quarter Project Exploration Summarizes topics in Units 11-14
15-2 3rd Quarter Project 3rd Quarter Project directionsworth 3 assignments Summarizes topics in Units 11-14
15-3 3rd Quarter Project 3rd Quarter Project Reflection Summarizes topics in Units 11-14
16-2 Sustainability Alternative Energy Prezi Pres ES: depends on topic selected by student; ER: Renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and efficiency; ER: Alternate energy sources and efficiency; GEPI: Climate change; GEPI: Sustainability
16-AP Sustainability Read Chapter 22, 23-25; answer all questions from each Section of Chapter Review for Chapter 22 only AP
18-2 Fun Activities Polychromic Polymers Lab [PDF] [DOC] ER: Solid and hazardous waste; GEPI: Sustainability
18-3 Fun Activities Plastics by the Numbers Lab [PDF] [DOC] GEPI: Sustainability; GEPI: Waste management
20-1 Final Project Final Project Proposal Summarizes topics throughout school year
20-2 Final Project Final Project Directionsworth 3 assignments Summarizes topics throughout school year
20-3 Final Project Final Project Sharing Summarizes topics throughout school year
18-1 Careers “Lazy Environmentalist” Video Activity gDoc depends on topic selected by student; GEPI: Sustainability
18-2 Careers Green Business Profile gSlide depends on topic selected by student; GEPI: Sustainability
18-3 Careers Response to “Dirty Jobs: Brown Before Green” gGroup ER: Solid and hazardous waste; GEPI: Sustainability; GEPI: Waste management
18-4 Careers Green Job Profile Presentation & Ohio EPA Career Resources [PDF] gSlide depends on topic selected by student; GEPI: Sustainability
Careers Watch “Turbine Cowboys” video
17-1 Action Online Petition for Change Web depends on topic selected by student; GEPI: Sustainability
17-2 Action Earth Day Geocaching Activity [PDF] [DOC] WS GEPI: Sustainability
17-3 Action Letter to Elected Official gDoc depends on topic selected by student; GEPI: Sustainability