Archive of Investigating the Environment Schedule & Homework for 2015-16

INVESTIGATINTHE ENVIRONMENT

Students are to complete the following:

Read Chapters 13. Land Resources & 14. Agriculture & Food Resources

Answer the following Concept Check & Critical Thinking questions from the textbook.

  • Ch. 13: p. 323 #1, p. 332 #1-3, p. 335 #1-4, p. 340 #1-3, p. 341 #1-2
  • Ch. 14: p. 352 #1-2, p. 354 #1-2, p. 358 #1-3, p.363 #1-2, p.367 #1-4

Book Questions for this Unit:

Concept Checks: p. 99 #1-2; p. 106 #1-4; Critical Thinking p. 124 #1-3, 5, 9, 10, 12-14

Concept Checks: p. 142 #1; p. 150 #1-3; p. 153 #1 Critical Thinking p. 157 #1,3,6,9,12

Monday (03/21/16): Ecological Succession Notes & Discussion. Work on review questions from textbook (Concept Checks: p. 142 #1; p. 150 #1-3; p. 153 #1 Critical Thinking p. 157 #1,3,6,9,12)

Wednesday (03/23/16): Ecology & the Biosphere Test.

Homework: Enjoy your Spring Break (& complete any work you owe)!

CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 3/07/16 - 3/17/16

Monday (03/07/16): Biosphere - Terrestrial Biomes & Aquatic Ecosystems Notes & Discussion. Finish Questions from Book (p. 99 #1-2; p. 106 #1-4; p. 124 #1-3, 5, 9, 10, 12-14). Watch segments of Planet Earth & discuss the types of biomes & ecosystems seen.

Homework: Finish book questions if you did not do so in class.

Wednesday (03/09/16):Ocean Life Zones & Human Impacts Notes & Discussion. Watch segment of Blue Planet - Deep Sea & discuss the adaptations of the organisms. Complete Ocean Life Zones Worksheet.

Homework: ---

Friday (03/11/16): Identify Your Local Biome acitivity.

Homework: Finish Identify Your Local Biome acitivity.

Tuesday (03/15/16): Ecological Succession & Species Evolution Notes, Discussion, & Review Questions.

Homework: Finish review questions if you did not do so in class.

Thursday (03/17/16): Species - Endangered, Threatened, Invasive Notes, Discussion, & Review Questions.

Homework: Finish review questions if you did not do so in class.

CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 2/22/16 - 3/04/16

Monday (02/22/16): Atmosphere - Indoor Air Pollution Notes & Discussion. Start Atmosphere Unit Test Review Sheet.

Homework: Study - Atmosphere Unit Test is Friday

Wednesday (02/24/16): Atmosphere Test Review. Open-book part of test - Essay Questions

Homework: Study - Atmosphere Unit Test is Friday

Friday (02/26/16): Atmosphere Unit Test 

Homework: ---

Tuesday (03/01/16): Biosphere Notes & Discussion.

Homework: ---

Thursday (03/03/16): Biosphere Notes & Discussion.

Homework: ----

CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 1/04/16 - 1/18/16

Monday (01/04/16): Water - Water Management & Treatment Notes & Discussion. U.S. Personal Water Use Packet.

Homework: Finish packet.

Wednesday (01/06/16): Water - Ocean Issues & Pollutants Notes & Discussion. Introduce & start Bottled vs. Tap Water Lab.

Homework: None

Friday (01/08/16): Bottled vs. Tap Water Lab.

Homework: Work on Lab Questions.

Tuesday (01/12/16): Bottled vs. Tap Water Lab.

Homework: Finish Lab Questions if you did not do so in class; Start reviewing for Test.

Thursday (01/14/16): Finish Water unit & review for test. 

Homework: Study - Water Test Monday 1/18/16

Monday (01/18/16): Complete Water Test. Atmosphere - Composition & Layers of the Atmosphere Notes & Discussion. 

Homework: TBA

CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 12/15/15 - 12/25/15

Monday (12/15/15): Water - Water Issues Notes & Discussion. Watch & discuss  A World Without Water Documentary.

Wednesday (12/17/15): Water - Water Issues Notes & Discussion. Answer Critical Thinking Questions. 

Friday (12/19/15): Water - Pollution Notes & Discussion. Answer Critical Thinking Questions. 

Tuesday (12/22/15): Ground Water Contamination Lab. Answer corresponding questions.

Homework: Finish questions if you did not do so in class.

CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 11/30/15 - 12/11/15

Monday (11/30/15): Erosion Notes, Discussion, & Worksheet.

Homework: None

Wednesday (12/02/15): Finish Earth's Surface - Soil & Erosion Unit. Introduce Unit IV: Water.

Homework: Study - Earth's Surface - Soil & Erosion Test on Friday.

Friday (12/04/15): Earth's Surface - Soil & Erosion Review & Test.

Homework: None

Tuesday (12/08/15): Water - Properties of Water & Hydrologic Cycle Notes & Discussion. View & answer questions on Water Cycle Model.

Homework: None

Thursday (12/10/15): Water - Distribution of Water Notes & Discussion.

Homework: None

CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 11/16/15 - 11/27/15

Monday (11/16/15): Soil Analysis Lab.

Homework: None

Wednesday (11/18/15): Soil Analysis Lab.

Homework: None

Friday (11/20/15): Soil Analysis Lab. Complete Soil Analysis Lab Questions.

Homework: Complete Soil Analysis Lab Questions.

Tuesday (11/24/15): Notes & Discussion on Soil Degradation.

Homework: Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!

Thursday (11/26/15): No School

CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 11/02/15 - 11/12/15

Monday (11/02/15): MP1 Quarterly Assessment - Plotting Volcanic & Earthquake Activity in Comparison to Plate Boundaries.

Homework: 4th Article Summary due November 4th; All make-up work is due November 4th

Wednesday (11/04/15): Wrap-up of Marking Period 1; Introduce Unit 3: Earth's Lithosphere - Erosion, Weathering, & Soil 

HomeworkNo Homework

Friday (11/06/15): No School

Tuesday (11/10/15): Soil Introduction Notes & Discussion.

Homework: None

Thursday (11/12/15): Soil - Horizons, Textures, & Types Notes & Discussion. Complete corresponding worksheet. Start Day 1 of Soil Analysis Lab - Drying Soil Samples.

Homework: None

CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 10/19/15 - 10/30/15

Monday (10/19/15): Volcanoes & Earthquakes Notes, Discussion, & Sample Igneous Rocks. 

Homework: 3rd Article Summary due on Friday, October 23rd

Wednesday (10/21/15): Rocks & Rock Cycle Notes, Discussion, & Demos/Examples of Rock Types. Work on Rocks & Rock Cycle packet.

HomeworkComplete Rock & Rock Cycle Packet if you did not do so in class.

Friday (10/23/15): Minerals Notes, Discussion, & Demos. Complete Mineral Identification Lab & answer corresponding questions.

Homework: Complete Rock & Rock Cycle Packet & Mineral Identification Lab Questions if you did not do so in class.

Tuesday (10/27/15): Unit II: Earth's History Structure Test Review (Review Questions & Kahoot Game). 

Homework: Study for test.

Thursday (10/29/15): Complete Unit II: Earth's History Structure Test. Eeko-Friendly Halloween discussion.

Homework: 4th Article Summary due Wednesday, November 4th


CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 10/05/15 - 10/16/15

Monday (10/05/15): Discuss Earth's place in the Universe & an Overview of Earth's structure. Watch How the Earth was Made & answer corresponding questions. 

Homework: 2nd Article Summary due Friday, October 9th

Wednesday (10/07/15): Watch How the Earth was Made & answer corresponding questions. 

Homework2nd Article Summary due Friday, October 9th

Friday (10/09/15): Lecture & Discussion on Geology & the Fossil Record. View samples of fossils. View Microslides of Fossils & answer corresponding questions. 

Homework: 3rd Article Summary due Friday, October 23rd

Tuesday (10/13/15): Lecture & Discussion on Plate Tectonics. 

Homework: 3rd Article Summary due Friday, October 23rd

Thursday (10/15/15): Complete Earth's Structure & Plate Tectonics Packet. If you do not finish it in class, finish it for homework.

Homework: 4th Article Summary due Thursday, October 29th


CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 09/21/15 - 10/02/15

Monday (9/21/15): Watch Acts 3, 4, & 5 of A Fierce Green Fire & answer corresponding questions. 

Homework: 1st Article Summary due Friday, September 25th

Wednesday (9/23/15): Lecture & Discussion on Environmental Legislation & Environmental Science. Work on Questions. 

Homework1st Article Summary due Friday, September 25th

Friday (9/25/15): SGO Pre-Assessment

Homework: Study - Mini Test on Ecological Footprint, History of Environmental Movement & Legislation on Thursday.

Tuesday (9/29/15): Intro to Investigating the Environment Mini-Test Review. Introduce next unit (Earth).

Homework: Next Article Summary due Friday, October 9th

Thursday (10/01/15): Intro to Investigating the Environment Mini-Test.

Homework: Next Article Summary due Friday, October 9th

CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 09/08/15 - 09/18/15

Wednesday (9/09/15): Course Introduction. Go Over Course Syllabus & Safety ContractEnvironmental Issues Activity.

HomeworkSafety Contract must be signed by you & your parent or guardian by Tuesday.

Friday (9/11/15): Ecological Footprint discussion. Calculating Your Ecological Footprint activity. Ecological Footprint Quiz

HomeworkSafety Contract must be signed & submitted by Tuesday.

Tuesday (9/15/15): Finish Calculating Ecological Footprint Activity. Lecture & discussion on the Environmental Movement. Watch 1st Act of A Fierce Green Fire & answer corresponding questions.

Homework: -----

Thursday (9/17/15): Discuss Environmental Movement. Watch 2nd Act of A Fierce Green Fire & answer corresponding questions.

Homework: 1st Article Summary due Friday, September 25

 

 

 

 

DUE BY WEDNESDAY JUNE 10th. Sets of Book Review Questions that need to be done for MP4: 

Population:

p. 164 #1-2p. 167 #1-3, p. 174 #1-2, p.180 #1-2, p.185 #1-2

Land Use and on Agriculture & Food Production:

p. 352 #1-2p. 354 #1-2, p. 358 #1-3, p.363 #1-2, p.367 #1-4

Energy:

Page 441 Critical Thinking questions #1, 3, 7, 8, 9

Page 465 Critical Thinking questions #4, 7, 9, 10, 11

CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 11/10/14 - 11/26/14

Monday (11/10/14): Lecture, Notes, & Discussion on Soil. Start worksheet on Soil Horizons & Particle Size as well as questions from the textbook readings.

Homework: Work on worksheet & questions from class.

Wednesday (11/12/14): Lecture, Notes, & Discussion on Soil. Finish worksheet on Soil Horizons & Particle Size as well as questions from the textbook readings.

Homework: Bring in Soil Sample (optional)

Friday (11/14/14): Day 1 of Soil Lab

Homework: N/A

Tuesday (11/18/14): Day 2 of Soil Lab

Homework: N/A

Thursday (11/20/14): Day 3 of Soil Lab

Homework: N/A

Monday (11/24/14): Day 4 of Soil Lab & Soil Lecture 

Homework: N/A

Wednesday (11/26/14): TBA

Homework: TBA


CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 10/20/14 - 11/05/14

Monday (10/27/14): Finish Rock & Rock Cycle Packet

HomeworkRock & Rock Cycle Packet (and all make-up work must be handed in by Friday morning).

Wednesday (10/29/14): Minerals & Mineral Properties Lecture & Discussion. Mineral Identification Lab.

HomeworkRock & Rock Cycle Packet (and all make-up work must be handed in by Friday morning).

Friday (10/31/14): Environmental Impact of Halloween lecture & discussion. Earth Unit Test Review.

Tuesday (11/04/14): Earth Test

Homework: All Article Summaries must be submitted by Wednesday 11/05.


CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 9/22/14 - 10/03/14

Monday (9/22/14): Watch the last 3 Acts of A Fierce Green Fire & answer corresponding questions.  

Homework: 1st Article Summary due on Friday 9/26

Wednesday (9/24/14): Summary of Environmental Movement PPT & DIscussion.

Homework: 1st Article Summary due on Friday 9/26

Friday (9/26/14): Media Center - Environmental Literacy & Critical Thinking Assessment

Homework: 2nd Article Summary due Oct 10th

Tuesday (9/30/14): Notes & Discussion on Earth: Location in the Universe & Facts. 

Homework: 2nd Article Summary due Oct 10th

Thursday (10/02/14): Notes & Discussion on History of the Environment & Life on Earth & Geologic Dating

Homework: 2nd Article Summary due October 10th


CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS OF 9/08/14 - 9/19/14

Tuesday (9/08/14): Course Introduction

HomeworkSafety Contract must be signed by you & your parent or guardian by Tuesday.

Wednesday (9/10/14): Go Over Course Syllabus & Safety ContractEnvironmental Issues Activity.

HomeworkSafety Contract must be signed by you & your parent or guardian by Tuesday.

Friday (9/12/14): Ecological Footprint discussion. Calculating Your Ecological Footprint activity. Ecological Footprint Quiz

HomeworkSafety Contract must be signed & submitted by Tuesday.

Tuesday (9/16/14): Intro to Investigating the Environment discussion. Finish Calculating Ecological Footprint Activity. 

Homework: -----

Thursday (9/18/14): Discuss Environmental Movement. Watch 2 Acts of a Fierce Green Fire & answer corresponding questions

Homework: 1st Article Summary due Friday 9/26