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Important Dates:
Quiz on invasive species 11/25
Quiz Biogeochemical Cycles 12/3


Links for Biogeochemical Cycle Jigsaw
Carbon cycle
http://fc.deltasd.bc.ca/~mannandale/sc10/hw/EP_carbon_cycle.swf
http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Water/co2_cycle.html
http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/306carbon.html

Nitrogen Cycle
http://fc.deltasd.bc.ca/~mannandale/sc10/hw/EP_nitrogen_cycle.swf
http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/N/NitrogenCycle.html

Phosphorous Cycle
ww.enviroliteracy.org/article.php/480.html
http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/308phosphorus.html
http://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/Soil-Farming-and-Science/Science-Ideas-and-Concepts/The-phosphorus-cycle


Schedule Q1

Date

Class Activities

Homework




12/16/13
A Day
Succession Video (10 minutes)
What is primary succession? What is secondary succession?
Mt. St. Helens Primary Succession

12/13/13 B Day
Biomes presentations and 2 paragraph essay on Biomes using notes

12/12/13
B Day
Biomes presentation and notes from poster project.
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12/11/13
A Day
Biomes poster project

12/10/13
BDay
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SNOW DAY

12/9/13
A Day
SNOW DAY

12/6/13 B Day
Biomes basic information from textbook
Biomes poster project

12/5/13 A Day
Biogeochemical Cycle Quiz - Corrections
None
12/4/13 B Day
Biomes basic information from textbook
Finish plants and biomes activity
(Sub)
Finish plants and biomes activity
12/3/13 A Day
Quiz Biogeochemical Cycles (Fill in the blank and short answer)
(Sub)
Section Review Chapter 4.1 p. 89 #1-3, (Extra Credit #4) due Thursday
12/2/13
B Day
Introduction to biomes
Plants and biomes activity
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11/27 - 11/29
Thanksgiving Break

11/26/13 A Day
Draw the water, phosphorus, nitrogen cycles from memory. check against your notes.
Study for quiz (draw each biogeochemical cycle with all key vocabulary, be able to explain each step in cycle and where humans change cycle)
11/25/13 B Day
Draw the carbon cycle from memory. Check against your notes.
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11/22/13 A Day
Movie Friday: YERT part 2

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11/21/13 B Day
Biogeochemical cycles day 2 : Share your data with other groups
Biogeochemical Questions (Handout) Due Friday
11/20/13 A Day
Finish up water cycle lab - contamination connection
Biogeochemical Cycles Jigsaw Activity: Carbon, Phosphorous, Nitrogen (Day 1)
Biogeochemical Questions (Handout) Due Friday
11/19/13 B Day
Water cycle activity Day 2 Contamination Connection

11/18/13 A Day
Biogeochemical Cycle Vocabulary: What cycles?

11/15/13 B Day
Video Friday: YERT

11/14/13 A Day
Invasive Species Project Presentations

11/13/13 B Day
What are biogeochemical cycles
Water Cycle Activity
Read textbook Chapter 3.2 and answer questions p. 65 #1-4 (Extra Credit #5) Due Monday
11/12/13 A Day
Invasive Species Project Continued
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11/11/13 B Day
Invasive Species Project (Research, individual project)
Work on invasive species project. Be ready to present
11/8/13 A Day
Video Friday: Invasive Species

11/7/13 B Day
Quiz Chapter 2

11/6/13 A Day
Review for Quiz

11/5/13 B Day
Niche vs. Habitat Group Activity
test review sheet due Wednesday
11/4/13 A Day
Video: American Beaver Keystone Species
Niche vs. Habitat Group Notes
test review sheet due Wednesday
11/1/13
NO SCHOOL

10/31/13
B Day
Happy Halloween
Videos: Adaptation and Coevolution
Test Review Sheet Due Wednesday
10/30/13
A Day
How species interactions can change their environment: Cats of Borneo
Cats of Borneo story
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10/29/13
B Day
Food webbing activity day 2: in pairs
Finish food web analysis questions
10/28/13
A Day
Thinking Questions: In class writing about trophic levels

Food webbing activity day 1: In pairs
Catastrophy Analysis Questions Due Tomorrow

Quiz Tuesday Nov. 5th - Chapter 2 black textbook (Living things in ecosystems)
10/25/13
B Day
Movie Friday: National Geographic "Climbing Redwood Giants"
Focus on Trophic Levels
Catastrophy Analysis Question Due Tuesday
10/24/13
A Day
Energy Transfer in an Ecosystem

10/23/13
B Day
How to draw a good graph
Discuss predator prey analysis questions
Calculation lab and predator prey lab due
10/22/13
A Day
Catch Up
Calculation of cost per calorie for different foods
Finish Predator Prey Simulation

10/21/13
B Day
Substitute

Predator Prey Simulation

10/18/13
No School

10/17/13 ADay
1/2 Day - Color Day and Pep Rally
1, 2, 3, 4A Meet

Eating Categories Worksheet
Finish Worksheet/Questions (Due Tuesday)
10/16/13 Bday
PSAT Day - 4B, 5 and 6th period meets

Eating Categories Worksheet
Finish Worksheet/Questions (Due Tuesday)
10/15/13 A Day
Handout: Predator- Prey Simulation Lab
Predator - Prey Simulation Lab
Finish Analysis Questions for Lab Due Monday
10/14/13 BDay
Handout: None
Groups finish Onion Conundrum and hand in to "Hand in" folder on server.

Peer Review Onion Conundrum Labs and make changes for final draft
p.42 #1-3, #4 bonus Due Wednesday (period 6) or Thursday (period 3)
10/11/13 A Day
Video Friday: Planet Earth - Shallow Seas (Identify an ecosystem, community, population, producer, herbivore, predator, decomposer*)
None
10/10/13 B Day
The Onion Conundrum: Collect Data

Write our Environmental Report for Farmer Omar
None
10/9/13 A Day
The Onion Conundrum: Collect Data

Write our Environmental Report for Farmer Omar
Finish analysis questions for Outside Ecosystem Lab: DUE Tomorrow
10/8/13 B Day
The Onion Conundrum: Collect Data
Outside activity: Outside Ecosystems Lab
Finish analysis questions for Outside Ecosystem Lab: DUE Thursday
10/7/13 A Day
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The Onion Conundrum: Collect Data
Writing the introduction to our Environmental Report
None
10/4/13 B Day
Video Friday - Nova documentary Rachel Carson
Who is Rachel Carson?
Why is her work considered critical to the environmental movement in the U.S.?
p. 38 #1-3, extra credit #4 DUE MONDAY
10/3/13 A Day
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Investigation Set Up: An Onion Conundrum
Vocabulary Ecology p. 100-103 (ecology,biotic factor, abiotic factor, habitat, resource, individual, classify, population, species, community, ecosystem, biosphere,
p. 38 #1-3, extra credit #4 DUE MONDAY
10/2/13 B Day
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Investigation Set Up: An Onion Conundrum
none
10/1/13 A Day
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Investigation Set Up: An Onion Conundrum
none
9/30/13 B Day
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Chapter 1 Test. (What is Environmental Science, Scientific Process, Ethics)
No Homework
9/27/13 A Day
Review for test.
Video Friday: Earth
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Study for Test Monday
Have review worksheet done to hand in.
9/26/13 B Day
Environmental Decision Making Project (Day 2)
Study for Test Monday.
Have 1st page of review worksheet done by tomorrow.
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9/25/13 A Day
Handout: Environmental Decision Making

Environmental Decision Making Notes
Environmental Decision Making Project (Day 1)
Study for Test Monday.
9/24/13 B Day
Handout: Test review packet

Review Scientific Method
Discussion Ethics and points of view
Study for Test Monday
9/23/13 A Day
Review what we learned from field trip
Reflection on trip using worksheet Due Tomorrow
9/20/13 B Day
Field Trip to the Chesapeake Bay
Reflection on trip using worksheet Due Tuesday
9/19/13 A Day
Oyster Mini Lab
Reflection on trip using worksheet Due Tuesday
9/18/13 B Day
Chesapeake Bay Watershed - understanding the watershed
p. 24 #1-3 due Thursday
9/17/13 A Day
Morrow Bay Case Study
Needs vs. Wants - How do we make decisions
p. 24 #1-3 due Thursday
9/16/13 B Day
Handouts: None

How do we categorize environmental problems
p. 24 #1-3 due Thursday
9/13/13 A Day
Handouts:Major Environmental Problems Organizer, Categorizing environmental problems

Movie Major Environmental Problems
Textbook pg. 19 Questions #1-4, Question #5 Extra Credit Due Monday
9/12/13 B Day
Handouts: Scientific Method Review

Scientific Method Review

6th period went to Multicultural Assembly
Hand in permission slips by tomorrow

Textbook pg. 19 Questions #1-4, Question #5 Extra Credit Due Monday
9/11/13 A Day
Handouts: The Lorax Analysis

Resource Use: The Lorax
Hand in permission slips by Friday 9/13
9/10/13 B Day
Handouts:

Finish Earth Systems Interaction Poster.
Discussion Resource Use. What are resources
Due Thursday 9/12:
9/9/13 A Day
Handouts:

Finish Analysis questions for Tragedy of the commons lab
Earth System Interactions Poster
Due Tuesday 9/10: Chapter 1.1 p. 12 Questions 1-3, Questions #4 is extra credit
9/6/13 B Day
Handouts: None

Earth System Interactions Video
Interaction of Earth Systems (Outside) observation and group poster
Due Tuesday 9/10: Chapter 1.1 p. 12 Questions 1-3, Questions #4 is extra credit
9/5/13
NO SCHOOL

9/4/13 A Day
Handouts: Tragedy of the commons lab packet

Share information about "Home", Discuss

Lab: Tragedy of the Commons
NONE
9/3/13 B Day
Finish "Home" Video
NONE
9/2/13
NO SCHOOL

8/30/13 A Day
Handouts: "Home" Video Questions

"Home" Video and Discussion
Give as many examples as possible (at least 3) how you could lessen your
impact on the environment. Due Tuesday 9/4
8/29/13 B Day
Handouts: Human in the Environment

Humans in the Environment Collaboration
Give as many examples as possible (at least 3) how you could lessen your
impact on the environment. Due Tuesday 9/4
8/28/13 A Day
Handouts: Warm up sheet
table of contents,
What is environmental science notes

Finish science safety drawings
Notebook set up
What is environmental science?
None
8/27/13 B Day
Handouts: Welcome Letter Scavenger hunt

Welcome letter scavenger hunt

Science safety drawing activity (pd 3 finishing on Wednesday)
None
8/26/13 A Day
Handouts: Welcome Letter, safety contract

Critter Corner Activity
Signed Welcome Letter due Tuesday 8/27
Signed safety contract due Tuesday 8/27

Have supplies (binder, paper) by Wednesday 8/29