Chapter 11: multiple choice, FRQ #1 and 2, and MYI are due on Thursday. Submit to Dropbox.1/21
Here are some discussion questions for the video. I'll start the video at part 2. I'd like you to answer the questions from
parts 2-5 for Wednesday. Submit to dropbox.1/18
I am attending a breakfast with the new Director of Admissions at UD, so I won't be in class for period 2 and possibly some of period 3. Consequently, I have made arrangements for a showing of the film, "Food, Inc". This film was co-produced by Michael Pollan, who is a prominent writer in the field of food and agriculture. He wrote a best seller called, "The Omnivore's Dilemma", which I highly recommend.
I'd like you to submit part 2 of the chapter 11 review questions (if you haven't already) to Dropbox by Tuesday morning.
Enjoy the rest of your break!1/14
Exam format: 54 multiple choice, 2 FRQs1/3/13
Power point presentations resume tomorrow: All should be prepared to present:
Brooke and Leigh, James and Rob, Meaghan, and Evan
For tomorrow: read p 283-293
Due Monday (Updated)1/2/13
Chapter 10 ppt
12/23 Chapter 10 review, semester exam review update12/21Check back for updates12/18
Quiz format: 20 mc and 3 short answers
Chapter 9 quiz is on Tuesday12/13
Chapter 10 review questions are due on Tuesday. Submit to dropbox.
Hard copies of Chapter 10 mc, FRQs, and MYI are due on Thursday.12/12
Read Science Applied p256-259
Read (and outline) chapter 10.
Chapter 9 quiz will be given next Wednesday. Chapter 8-10 test on January 9.12/10
Chapter 9 mc, FRQs and especially MYI are due on Wednesday. Submit a hard copy at the beginning of class.12/612/4
Format for Soil Test lab report (updated)
1) Name, date ....
2) Background info (summarize background pdf))
3) Procedure Activity 5, then activities 1,2,)
4) Data tables
Read chapter 9. Review questions are due on Monday.
Write an essay describing activities that could happen in the surrounding watershed that would lead to unfavorable measurements in the tests we performed today: DO, nitrate, phosphate, and pH. Also, what could be the consequence of the unfavorable readings downstream. (250 words) Submit to dropbox.
Due by class on Friday.
NOTE: We will do the Soil Test Lab next Wednesday.11/27
We will be doing similar measurements to what we did in Smyrna, so please bring a calculator for the CBL.
Also remember to dress warmly. Bring gloves and hand towel to dry your hands. We will leave asap from class, so don't be late!11/26
Soil Test Lab (updated)
If we get rained (or snowed!) out on Wednesday we will do this lab.11/25
Due Tuesday on paper: p 231: mc #1-12; FRQ #1,2; MYI 11/23
Your power point should include a works cited page. Also a short video (no more than five minutes) can be included.11/20
In light of Mr Jordan's request that no more than one night's homework be assigned over Thanksgiving, The due date for the power point submissions will be Wednesday, November 27.
I rescheduled our Streamwatch for Wednesday, 11/27. In case we are rained out again, I would like you to have your power points ready to go.11/18
Test Format: 2 FRQs, 58 mcSequence of Presentations
1) The Green Revolution (Patrick)
2) Geothermal Energy in Iceland (Emily)
3) Nuclear Power in France (Bridget)
4) Developments in Biomass Energy (Eric)
5) Sustainability in Malmo, Sweden (Brad, Lauren)
6) Garbage Island in the Pacific (Christina, Sarah)
7) Health Risks of Genetically Modified Food (Brooke, Leigh)
8) Consequences of Nonnative Fish (James, Rob)
9) Giant Pandas (Meaghan)11/16
Monday's test will cover chapters 5,6, and 711/13
Due Tuesday, 11/2011/1211/11
Mrs Peterson will address the class on TuesdayPresentation Topics
Geothermal Energy in Iceland (Emily)
The Green Revolution (Patrick)
Sustainability in Malmo, Sweden (Brad, Lauren)
Garbage Island in the Pacific (Christina, Sarah)
Health Risks of Genetically Modified Food (Brooke, Leigh)
Nuclear Power in France (Bridget)
Consequences of Nonnative Fish (James, Rob)
Developments in Biomass Energy (Eric)
Giant Pandas (Meaghan)11/911/8 DO lab report
1. Names, date, title, purpoose
2. Background information
4. Data table, logger pro (graphical analysis) graph
11/7Quadrat lab report format (in Noteshare)
1. Names, date, title, purpose
2. Background information
4. Map of quadrat with legend
5. Table 1 (plant types)6. Omit Table 2
7. Assessment questions (#1-3)
8. Calculate Shannon Index of biodiversity
Due next Monday: Chap 7, mc, frqs, measure impactChapter 6 quiz on Tuesday.
Due Friday to dropbox11/311/210/29 Power Point Presentation
With the rain days we are experiencing, this might be a good time to work on the power point presentation that was announced on the first day of class. The first order of business is to determine partnerships, if you so choose. Partnerships are not required. No more than two to a group, however. Once you've established the presenters, you will need to select a topic. Anything within the context of environmentalism is ok (energy, endangerment, climate, urban planning, transportation, population projections, etc). The best projects, however, are the most specific. Urban planning, in general, is probably not a great topic, "the development of Gaithersburg, Md as a model for future cities " is better.
The sooner you can arrive at a grouping and a topic the better. Please email your decisions to me when you decide. (They must be submitted by Monday at the latest.) I have to approve the topic. Once I do, I'll post that information here, so that the same topic is not repeated.
Also, the below assignments will all be due on Wednesday.10/26 Streamwatch is postponed10/2510/2410/23
Next few days:
Tonight: outline chapter 6, finish by Friday; FRQs, Review questions due Tuesday (dropbox), MC, and Meas Impact due on Wednesday (on paper) 11/1
Thursday: quiz ch 5; HW see above
Friday begin ch 6
Tuesday, Wednesday finish ch 6
Ch 6 quiz Thursday
Monday, 11/5: Mrs Peterson
(revised) Answers to FRQ's #1,2 and mult choice and Measuring your Impact, p141-143 due on Monday (submit on paper)
Butcher the Biomes write up and map due on Tuesday.Quiz on Chapter 5 on Thursday10/16
Response to Mr Pragoff is due on Thursday (~200 words). Submit to dropbox.10/14
For Thursday: Outline chapter 5; Due Friday, 10/19, answers to review questions submitted to dropbox
Don't forget tomorrow's quiz (part 2)10/10
In Noteshare (Due 10/23)
1) Name, Date, Title
2) Rationale for biome locations on island
3) Types of vegetation you would find in each biome. (Indicate adaptations)
4) Answer questions at end of experiment10/8 10/4
Outline Chapter 4
Due Friday: p116, FRQ #1,2 (submit to dropbox)
Due Tuesday: p116, Measuring Impact (submit to dropbox) and answer to multiple choiceChapter 4 Quiz on Friday 10/1210/1
Revised due date: Ch 4 questions are due on Thursday.
Answers to chapter 4 review questions are due on Tuesday. Submit to Dropbox.9/24
Due Friday: Email ch 3 review questions, submit FRQ #2 on paper
finish all multiple choice questionsOzone lab format (Due next A day):
1) Names of group, date, title of lab, purpose
2) Background information
4) Data Table
Read handout for tomorrow's lab9/18
Know these cycles.
For Wednesday, Read p 57-71
on paper, submit p84, FRQ #1
For Thursday, read rest of ch 3, mc #1-15, submit on paper FRQ #2
For Friday, submit chapter 3 rev q's (see below)
Quiz on Chapter 2 on Tuesday
Test on ch 1,2,3 on 9/26 (E day)9/13
Read rest of chapter 2
Answer rest of multiple choice. Submit FRQ #29/10
Read p27 - 41,
For Wednesday: P 49, mc #1-9, p51, FRQ #19/8
Submit answers to review questions on Monday. Use full sentences to answer.9/6
Work on review questions.
Invertebrate lab report is due next G day.
Test on Thursday 9/69/3
Update: Pill bugs are available! So read over the Invertebrate Behavior lab and chi-square handout for tomorrowLab report format in Noteshare
Page 1) Names of group members, date, title of experiment, purposePart 1
Page 2: Observations, sketch,
Page 3: Statement of null hypothesis, chi square calculationPart 2
page 4) Hypothesis
page 5) Materials
page 6) Procedure
page 7) Data table and observations
page 8) Calculations and graphs (if needed)
page 9) Sources of error
page 10) Conclusion8/30
Homework due on Tuesday:
Outline p 27-36, p49, mc #1-4 (no need to submit either)8/29
Complete multiple choice #6-10 by ThursdayQuiz on chapter 1 on Thursday, 9/68/28
For Wednesday, Submit FRQ #2, p24 as a hard copy.
Also: complete conversion from 1 ha to 1 acre in your notes.
Env Rev questions will be due at a later date.8/27For Tuesday
(8/28), answer Multiple choice questions #1-5
Email: Free response question #1, p 24
Bring textbook to class on Tuesday
Answers to questions related to the "Environmental Revolution" are due by email on Wednesday at the beginning of class.8/25
Drop box has become problematic, at least temporarily. So please email your frq's to me by Tuesday.8/24
Read Yellow Brick Road Ecology for Monday.8/15
I'm not sure I was clear about my preference for submission of the summer assignment. I'd like the chapter 1 summary to be submitted to dropbox. I'd like you to bring hard copies of the two current event articles to class on the 24th. I will ask you to present them to the class on that day. The reports should each be about 200 words, including a summary of the article and your reaction to it. Since the value of your report will be lost to the group if you are not prepared to present it on the 24th, there will be a significant penalty for lateness. Welcome to APES 2012!
I'm very excited about
this year's course to which I have made some pretty significant
improvements. I have just ordered materials for several new labs that
will explore activities such as making ethanol from corn and making
biodiesel from waste vegetable oil. For outdoor work, I have also
ordered water quality assessment tests and field study equipment.
Most importantly, we will be using a new textbook this
year. The book is "Environmental Science for AP" 1st ed, by Andrew
It was first published last year, so it is very
up to date. The book is available in cloth or as an ebook. The ebook
subscription is good for a year and costs a little more than half as
much as a the cloth version.
I'd like you to get a textbook asap and start to review the
text. Your first assignment will be due by the beginning of our first
class. It is to summarize the first chapter (p 1-22). A thorough review
would require about 800 - 1000 words in paragraph form, something less
in outline form. Either format is fine with me as long as it is
complete. This assessment will be graded with a maximum of 30 points.
You will also be required to submit summaries of two current event articles by class time on the 24th.
Please check this blog for updates.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!