Fracking and anaerobic digestion. Switch papers with your partner, research each other's issue, and write a page about it. Do not repeat what your partner wrote. Look for credible sources. Also, read chapter one in the textbook. If you missed class, just read chapter one. Find a local environmental issue and research it. Write one page about it and turn it in on Friday. What is the problem? What are some potential solutions?
Here are some ideas for topics: Sci topics in the news. How to find a good article on the web. CRISR and gene editing. Find an article that is over words over a page and a half , read it and write a presentation outline. Come to class Wednesday prepared to present your article to the class using your outline. Microbes article, history of global warming, Power of Introverts video. Study for quiz on Friday on Microbes article, see questions below. Reread article if necessary and take notes.
Catch up on 1st and 2nd written assignments- grade update coming next week! Look for articles related to environmental science- read and bring to class. Quiz and Discussion of Lichen Article. Hunter gatherers and how Homo Sapiens came to dominate Earth. How did humans come to dominate the earth?
How did they learn to cooperate? What effect did hunter gatherers have on their environment? Yuval Harari's book Sapiens. Read Microbes article see link below and write a one page review. What made sense and what didn't? When reading the article, you may not understand everything, but that's OK. You can also ask your supervising teacher for help understanding difficult parts of the article, and we will go over it in class on Wednesday. You may need to read some sections twice and look up some words in the dictionary or on Google.
Be able to answer the questions below, which will be on a quiz soon. Study for quiz on Friday on the Lichen article, if you missed class see the link above and read the article. Make sure to bring paper, pencil, and a folder or binder to each class. Write at least a half a page on what you thought about the article see link above , and something that might inspire you to pursue advanced studies in the sciences some day.
Your writing will help me decide what to focus on this year in this class. For example, if I notice interest in drones, we might study how drones are being used to collect data and solve environmental problems. Also, memorize your Orchard View Login and Password. Have a great summer! Thanks for all your work, it was a fun class.
Science and Religion- what does the constitution say? Why all theories presented in science class must have genuine scientific evidence to support them. Open Source learning and philosophy- the Arduino controller and Maker culture. Study Guide for Final Exam: Terms and Topics to understand and be able to give examples of. What does it produce? What is your opinion?
Have you found any evidence of conflict of interest on either side? Why have Monarchs declined in population and what explains the recent population jump? How might environmental policy help them recover? Give an example hint: Work on rough drafts of signs, be ready for Cathy to evaluate them. Of all the video content we have watched, which did you like best and why? Write one page, including a review of the Michael Faraday video we watched.
Use pH sensor to measure pH of soil and water samples from ecosystem experiments - record data. To complete analysis and discuss outcomes next class. Give examples related to your ecosystem experiment. Study Guide for 1st Final: Santa Rosa Junior College.
Environmental Science File Cabinet. This first class will be an introduction to the course and also cover the requirements. Check the File Cabinet see link above for files. Start by downloading the welcome letter and reading it before next class. Questions to ponder while reading and answer in groups on Friday. Also start to type up a lab report, which is due next week. Part One will consist of a source evaluation just like the one we did in class.
You will also need to write a short essay about your chosen example of correlation. You will need to bring at least 3 sources to cite. Read Chapter 19 sections 2 and 3 and take notes. Alternative Energy and Food Waste.
Read Chapter 19 section 1 and take notes. Read Chapter 18 section 2 and take notes. Read Chapter 18 section 1 and take notes. Choose three sources from the following list to evaluate during class as practice for the exam: Be sure to flag potentially unreliable sources: Calculate how many miles you can drive and stay within the 2C budget.
Have all project components completed. Finalize your display Tri-fold boards or electronic March 16th, 21st and 23rd: Present Projects to Class March If you missed class this week, watch these videos: Observe samples for growth in mycelium. Record these on your doc.
What will you test for? Add nitrates or some other pollutant to an experimental group, record your hypothesis. Find an example of water pollution in the US. Write a half page about it and find three sources to back up your claims.
Cite your sources and include a works cited. Set up another sample inside. Find other examples of inoculation on wood chips, cardboard and straw online. Dump out water samples and clean sample jars. How much peroxide do you need to add? Calculate the dilution rate using a proportion cross multiply.
Sterilize straw then drain. Wear goggles and gloves! Make certain your spawn will not dry out, but still has access to air and some light. The small boxes in front of the office have fresh soil, so some stropharia might grow there if kept moist cover with straw or burlap and label.
Read instructions aloud carefully If you have time, watch these videos and use this site for further info: How to keep samples from dying out?
How will you record and keep track of the data from your samples? Indoor vs outdoor incubation. What are the variables? Include a works cited with at least 3 sources. Works cited should be MLA format. Add an additional page and two more sources to your essay for an extra 20pts.
Guide to writing a science essay: How to cite a Wikipedia source: Find an example of a loss of biodiversity in California. Identify the ecosystem and which of the three types of diversity is being lost.
What is the keystone species in the ecosystem? Has urbanization played a role? Take notes and save sources, you will use them to write a page about this topic over break. Come prepared to discuss your topic in class. The group must also write up a materials list, a hypothesis, and a mission statement paragraph about what the group is trying to accomplish, what things will be observed and measured, and what challenges may arise and how they will be addressed.
This must be typed on your lab doc. Each group member must write a portion of this and write their name next to what they wrote.
You will be graded individually for this. Then read pages and and write down on your notes whether you think wolves should be reintroduced in California and why. Nitrogen Lab Part 3. Lab Instructions part A: How much N in ppm is safe for fish?
How much N in ppm is safe in drinking water? How much N causes algae to bloom? How do you remove N from water? Lab Instructions Part B: Throw away all used gloves and wipe table. Chapter 6 discussion and peer grading of chapter review. Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles. Read all of chapter 6 and answer questions in the Chapter review. CO2 from cars, Nitrogen from cow manure. List at least 4 sources and four sinks of each.
Include two quotes from the article. Write about how exactly the exercise pill works on a cellular level, and whether you think the drug should be legal in the US. Photosynthesis and cellular respiration equation work: Write out the equation for photosynthesis and respiration, then make arrows and bubbles and write out: What is needed for photosynthesis to occur? Where do these chemical reactions take place? How does each reactant get into the cell? Where do the products go?
How do these reactions take place? Do some research on this. How do these equations relate to global oxygen and carbon dioxide levels? Where does the ATP energy produced in cell respiration go? Read chapter five, section one and take notes.
Work on refining and improving your note taking skills. Refer to page in your Inquire book for tips on taking reading notes. Also see page in your textbook. Is the article a good, trustworthy source? Write a paragraph long source evaluation on your partner's paper. Everyone must turn in a half page plus a works cited including three article links.
What conclusions can you draw? What correlations were mentioned in the articles? Turn this in with your sources at the end of class. If you missed class, watch this video: Is this a reputable source? Check out these textbook resources: Study Guide for 1 st Test: How can a scientist be both skeptical and open to new ideas at the same time?
Think of such a situation. Write out the three habits of scientists as subject headings in your notes for today. Make sure you understand what a correlation is and be able to give an example. Read Chapter 2 section 2 and answer in the section review.
Add color and include a key. Reread directions to make sure you are doing it right. Chap 1 Questions to answer with your table: These may be on the first test. Read Chapter 1 in the textbook and take notes referring to the note taking guides as needed see links above. Bring these notes to class. Welcome to Environmental Science! You are required to bring the following to class each day we meet: Pen and Pencil Phone Use policy: Extra Help I am usually available briefly before or after class for students needing assistance with an assignment.
Turn in your Textbook. Evaluations- voting on feedback. Psychology of climate change. Discuss citizen science ideas and projects. Choose an emerging form of renewable energy not traditional wind or solar , research it and write a paragraph answering the following questions. What are the advantages and disadvantages?
What are the barriers to it being adopted? What it look like if deployed in Sonoma County? Be prepared to present to class. Lead lab, citizen science, class evaluations. Find a citizen science project that interests you and that you would like to participate in.
Write a paragraph about why. Here's a list you can choose from: Exam makeup if you missed Wednesday's class. How do we know how old the Earth is? Meet with study groups and make a plan to study. History National Parks and US conservation efforts. Environmental treaties- Know about two of the ones we studied. People who are skeptical that climate change exists or is serious. Habits of a Scientist: Curiosity, open mindedness, skepticism. Scientific Method Peer Review Biodiversity - The genetic, species, and ecological diversity of the organisms in a given area.
Ecology - The scientific study of relationships between organisms and their environment. It is concerned with the life histories, distribution, and behavior of individual species as well as the structure and function of natural systems at the level of populations, communities and ecosystems. Fossil Fuels - Petroleum, natural gas and coal created by geological forces and from organic wastes and dead organisms. Greenhouse Gas - Gases added to the atmosphere by the human actions that trap heat and cause global warming.
Also a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation. How carbon emissions affect the environment.
Bias- Know examples of biased experiments and biased articles and why avoiding bias in science is important. Know how fracking works and what environmental harms it can cause.
Estuaries and deltas and their ecological significance. Infrastructure- a structure that is shared amongst the community. Review Textbook, homework and quizzes to prepare for final exam. Meet with your study group. Wrap up treaty research and prepare to present to the class if you haven't already.
History of US conservation. Read chapter 21 sec 3 and take no tes. Turn in notes on Chap 21 sec 1, discuss and watch videos on environmental economics. Form study groups and create proposed exam questions. Each group member must create one question that makes you think.
Wrap up soil lab see instructions below. Read Chapter 21 sec 1 and turn in a page of notes. Work on note taking strategy. Read Chapter 20 section 2 and take notes. Turn in a page of notes on friday. Presentations on lab work. Read Chapter 20, section 1 and study for a quiz on Wednesday. The quiz will be on Chap 20 sec 1 plus the lab group presentations and the importance of delegating. Quiz on 18 and Lab conclusions and cleanup and presentation prep. Catch up on missing assignments.
Prep for presentation and research other possible labs. Quiz on chap 19 sec 1 and 2. Lab work- peer reviewing. Curiosity, Skepticism, Open Mindedness. Read Chap 19 sec 3 and study for a quiz Wednesday on the key terms in the section and also study the key terms from chapter Try to imagine a scenario in which plants were polluted in a similar way as the plants in your experiment.
Write about this scenario, and include the who, what, where and why. What caused it and how might it be addressed mitigation? How would the pollution in this scenario be different from your experiment, and how might you better simulate this type of pollution in a future experiment for instance: Study the key terms see page Pollution Lab and writing up lab report on google docs.
Do some internet research to find out more and cite your sources. Chapter turn in homework and discuss. Presentation on CA's Petroleum Highway. Work on lab design and turn in lab plans, one per group.
Read Chapter 18 sections 1 and 2 and study for quiz on chapter 17 and the geopolitics of oil. Read all of chapter 17 and choose 8 questions to answer in the section reviews. Add on Q's in chapter review if you haven't already turned them in. Presentations and discussion of Chapter History of the EPA powerpoint.
Read Chapter 16 sec 1 and 2 and choose 5 questions to answer in either section review. Study for quiz on the history of the EPA friday. Read Chapter 15 sec 3 and complete questions in section review.
Chap 15 sec 2. If you missed class, watch these videos: Study for quiz on Friday on chap 15 sec 1 and 2 plus presentations unless you missed class wednesday. Presentations plus global famines. Chapter 15 section 2 plus Q's in Section 2 Review. Turn in papers and outlines. Carbon pricing follow up. Read the article see link below and write out answers to the questions and turn in today.
You can work together but you each need to turn something. Why are oil prices so low? Why has the price of oil been dropping? Who benefits from the price drop? What happened to OPEC? Is there a conspiracy to bring the price of oil down?
When are oil prices likely to recover? Chapter 15 section 1, plus questions in section review. Quiz on Friday on Chapter 15 sec 1. Chapter 14 lesson and discussion: Final draft of your research paper and an outline of your presentation.
Make sure to check the r esearch project rubric in the file cabinet to make sure you have met the criteria for the assignment. Presentations should be about 5 minutes long, max. Quiz on Chapter Group climate change math challenge. Presenting rough drafts to class. We'll also be learning more about climate models:.
Study Guide for Quiz: Know these terms and be able to give examples: Chapter 13 Section 3 plus section review. Key Terms to study for quiz: Write down how your group could have done a better job collaborating and with division of labor. No Homework over break. List of Key Terms: Add two paragraphs interpreting the numbers you found: What does it mean to have a high fertility rate but low pop density? How are immigrants treated there?
Are they using renewables? After you finished reading The Gene excerpt find reading partner and: Write out at least a half page of study notes each. Write answers and analysis on a piece of paper: Describe the demographic shift that is taking place in the country. Hand-made, 3-D model of invention Also: Presenting key terms from Chapter 4 Homework: What is Slava's alternative theory?
Introduction to class and the main themes it will cover. What did Toby discover? How did he change the study of lichens? Watching The Martian Homework: Paris Talks - Understanding why they matter, goals, history: A conference in Paris came together and negotiated how to improve ways to stop carbon emissions and global warming.
Who was John Muir? What would he think about current environmental controversies? Name 3 types of clouds and what each says about the weather. Construction waste and 3 ways it could be reduced. If you reverse the end of time, you get the beginning of time.
Biodiversity - The genetic, species, and ecological diversity of the organisms in a given area. Lead industry in the US- History and current controversy about water contamination. Estuaries - Tidal mouth of a large river where the tidal mouth meets the stream. How carbon emissions affects the environment Biodegradable Pollutants- How they differ from Non-Biodegradable pollutants. Quiz each other for final using study guide. Answer from memory, have your partner give you hints, then answer using your notes.
Catch up on missing assignments and finish filling in definitions in the study guide, note the added items. Check out these guides links below and use them to ID the clouds you see. Follow the instructions below and answer the questions and turn in with your cloud sketches by the end of class. Complete a cost benefit analysis of the car chargers at OV, research and write a half a page due on Wednesday. Watch the video below about cost benefit analysis. Predict outcome of cost and benefits over relevant time period.
Fill in examples in study guide. I put the study guide in the file cabinet as a. Study for quiz on Wednesday about weather. Work in sign groups on study guides and sign layout. Find an article about waste or drinking water of you haven't already, write a summary and be prepared to present it in class on Monday. Do not use Wikipedia, find an actual news article from a good source. Work on study guides. Find an article about waste or drinking water, write a summary and be prepared to present it in class on Wednesday.
Construction Waste- Strategies for reducing it. Q uiz on Chapter 19 and shallow disposal systems septic systems, storm drains. Review Homework Hotline content and add the most interesting topics to your study guide. Sign group research and compiling study guides. Work on getting info for signs. Present articles to class. Peer grading of quiz. Read Chapter 19 and complete 12 questions in the chapter review. Find an article related to Env.
Prep for group sign presentation. Sign and website work in groups. Review Action Plan, and create second draft of sign with 3x5 cards on butcher paper. Study for quiz on Wednesday about the history and impact of fracking, and what alternatives exist. Sign Design and Web Design in groups.
Make a group game plan by end of class. Homework over Spring Break: Study for the final. Bring this to our next class. I haven't written the final yet and will base it partly on what you think is important.
Why do we square the speed of light? Write a page about your plan for the next 10 years. What do you hope to accomplish? How do you expect to use what you learned at OVS? Have you been inspired by your experience at OVS to change your plan? How much of a role do your parents play in planning your next 10 years?
Quiz on Muir and Pinchot. History of Lead in US. Solar in India and Paris Talks. Sign design and peer review. Designing signs and webpages for Solar and Worm bins. John Muir vs Gifford Pinchot and the damming of Hetch hetchy. Finish rough draft of your sign, we will start them on butcher paper in class. Research how to design signs. Also write a short review of the segment of Ken Burns "National Parks" that we watched.
Know both of their positions on conservation and why Hetch Hetchy eventually was dammed. Quiz on Nevada Solar controversy. Write a review of Watermark documentary, or at least the part that you saw. Interpret, critique and relate it to what we've been studying in class. Study rooftop solar policy debate in Nevada. Update on background radiation. Research an environmental science related job that helps solve or mitigate Climate Change. Write one page about what a day in the life of that career would be like.
Study for quiz on monday, about Nevada solar debate over net metering. Presentations about economic impact of conservation. Write one page about your Science in the Community experience, then photocopy your timesheet and turn in a copy to me. Coastal Commission, Environmental Economics, Research. Quiz Monday on Coastal Commission. Research project and presentation due Monday: Find Example of Environmental Conservation that also created economic benefits for the community. Write one page about what you found.
Did conservation lead to economic gain or decline? Or was it unclear? Look for articles, government and non profit blogs, reports, and books. Henrietta Leavitt and measuring space. Carl Sagan and the importance of no scientists understanding science.
Read Chapter 21 and answer 12 questions in the chapter review. Ticks, rodents, mosquitos, etc. Find two articles about a disease vector see textbook , and write a one page analysis on them. Be prepared to present your analysis during Wednesday's class. Antibiotic resistance, overuse in humans and animals. Pollution article analysis presentations. Final preparations for the Science Fair. Pollution and human health. Current pollution cases, science involved, and human health effects.
Quiz on Wednesday will cover class lecture and chapters 18 and Know examples of pollution and pathogens affecting human health, such as the flint water crisis, the Zika virus, and the Porter Ranch leak. Be able to discuss how these cases relate to climate change. Understand nuclear fission reactions at the molecular level. Study for quiz and: Of the 5 examples of pollution, choose one, find an article about it, write down URL, then write at least a half a page of analysis.
Edward Abbey, Electrons, and Light pollution. Discussion of High School tracking. Read Chapter 20 and answer 6 questions from the Chapter review. Structure of the Atom and the Elements- Quiz next class! Richard Feynman and why understanding the world is important to being a person.
Periodic Table and how it relates to ES. Read Chapter 18, and answer 6 questions in Chapter Review. Turn in one page plan and summary for Science Fair project. Overview of next semester: Finish all 12 Qs in Chap 17 review, and work on science projects.
Find a tri fold board, figure out your multi media video etc , and plan out how your project will be interactive on the Passport. Chap 17, review homework. Finish Chapter 17 review and answer 6 additional questions in Chapter Review. Presentations and Energy discussion.
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