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Environmental Science. Daily Agenda Fall 2011. Environmental Science: Wed. 9/7. Warm-up Brainstorm some good lab safety practices. Brainstorm other common sense lab practices. Review evolution Pesticide resistance. Lab Safety. broken glass? report immediately to teacher

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    1. Environmental Science Daily Agenda Fall 2011

    2. Environmental Science: Wed. 9/7 Warm-up • Brainstorm some good lab safety practices. • Brainstorm other common sense lab practices. Review evolution Pesticide resistance

    3. Lab Safety • broken glass? • report immediately to teacher • Spills of every day materials? • Clean up immediately • Working with caustic or corrosive chemicals? • Close-toed shoes, safety goggles & apron • Chemical in eyes? • Eye-wash station

    4. Good Lab Practices • Return equipment to cart, cleaned and dried • Immediately clean up any spills to floor • Use sponges, not paper towels, for all water spills on counter • ONLY WATER in the sinks. • Wash hands when finished • ID your set-up (on drawing and cup) • Measure and Record accurate volumes, using small beakers or graduated cylinders • On data sheet, include space for notes/qualitative observations

    5. Pesticide resistance • http://www.npr.org/2011/01/19/133057071/bed-bug-genome-reveals-pesticide-resistance • Herbicide resistance

    6. Environmental Science: Tues. 9/6 Warm-up • What are adaptations? • Give an example of co-evolution. • Give one plant and one animal example of artificial selection. (Selective breeding) Test returns Set up radish experiment with group

    7. Environmental Science: Fri. 9/2 • Turn in current event • Current event group sharing • Design an experiment • HW: bring supplies for experiment

    8. Environmental Science: Thurs. 9/1 Warm-up • List some abiotic factors that affect plant life. • Define “germinate”. • Review scientific method - notes CW: sci. meth. X-word & back of sheet HW: Current Event due tomorrow

    9. Environmental Science: Wed., 8/31 • Turn in lab safety sheet • Stamp vocab • New Unit, new routine • Get a small (70 sht) spiral notebook to be used exclusively for Environmental Science notes and warm-ups • Date each page as you go • Copy every warm-up question • Answer each question when you enter the room • Correct any wrong answers when we go over them

    10. 8/31 Reminders • Current Event due Friday • Open House Tomorrow

    11. Ecology Unit Standards SEV2. Students will demonstrate an understanding that the Earth is one interconnected system. a. Describe how the abiotic components (water, air, and energy) affect the biosphere. b. Recognize and give examples of the hierarchy of the biological entities of the biosphere (organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, and biosphere).

    12. Ecology Unit Standards SEV2. Students will demonstrate an understanding that the Earth is one interconnected system. c. Characterize the components that define a Biome. Abiotic Factors – to include precipitation, temperature and soils. Biotic Factors – plant and animal adaptations that create success in that biome. d. Characterize the components that define fresh-water and marine systems. Abiotic Factors – to include light, dissolved oxygen, phosphorus, nitrogen, pH and substrate. Biotic Factors – plant and animal adaptations characteristic to that system.

    13. Ecology Unit Standards SEV1. Students will investigate the flow of energy and cycling of matter within an ecosystem and relate these phenomena to human society. a. Interpret biogeochemical cycles including hydrologic, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, and carbon cycles. Recognize that energy is not recycled in ecosystems. b. Relate energy changes to food chains, food webs, and to trophic levels in a generalized ecosystem, recognizing that entropy is a primary factor in the loss of usable food energy during movement up the trophic levels.

    14. Ecology Unit Standards SEV1. Students will investigate the flow of energy and cycling of matter within an ecosystem and relate these phenomena to human society. c. Relate food production and quality of nutrition to population growth and the trophic levels d. Relate the cycling of matter and the flow of energy to the Laws of Conservation of matter and energy. Identify the role and importance of decomposers in the recycling process. e. Distinguish between abiotic and biotic factors in an ecosystem and describe how matter and energy move between these.

    15. Warm up 8/31 • Organize the following from least to most complex: ecosystem, organism, population, community, biome, biosphere • Write in what is added between each level from #1.

    16. Environmental Science: Tues., 8/30 • Stamp and review HW • Turn in packet • Ch 1 Textbook questions • Ch 1 vocab • Ch 1 ws • “It’s Our Future” X-word • Global Issues test CW/HW: Define terms in Ch 4 current event due Friday

    17. Environmental Science: Mon., 8/29 • Video on “commons” CW/HW: Text book p. 23 – 25 • # 9-15 (reflective answers); 22-24; 32 – 34 “Packet” due tomorrow (staple together) • Ch 1 Textbook questions (today) • Ch 1 vocab • Ch 1 ws • “It’s Our Future” X-word Global Issues test tomorrow (Ch 1 + activities) BRING TEXTBOOK TOMORROW

    18. Environmental Science: Fri. 8/26 • Stamp and share or Turn in current event • complete Lorax project • Video clips: Biodiversity, Commons

    19. Waste management from Thneed factory • Housing plan for workers • Maintain biodiversity • Sustainable truffuler tree resource • Pollution prevention program • Other eco-friendly and worker friendly ideas

    20. Environmental Science: Thurs. 8/25 • Turn in Lab Safety sheet • Vocab quiz (clear desk) • Lorax movie w/ notes • Start Lorax activity • Current Event due tomorrow

    21. Environmental Science: Wed. 8/24 • Turn in lab safety contract • Stamp & review text book Ch 1 ws • Vocab activity • Vocab Quiz tomorrow • Current event due Friday • Test Tuesday, Ch 1

    22. Environmental Science: Tues, 8/23 • Stamp vocab • Turn in Tragedy of the Commons Activity (if you didn’t yesterday) • Discuss Tragedy of the Commons • Review vocab Classwork/Homework: • Complete ws for ch. 1 • Get safety contract signed • Current event due Friday

    23. Environmental Science: Mon, 8/22 • Tragedy of the Commons activity and write-up • Bring textbook tomorrow HW: Complete vocab shown on next slide Current event due Friday

    24. Define Vocab from ch.1 • Vocab terms • Environmental science • Ecology • Agriculture • Industrial revolution • “spaceship earth” • Natural resources • Renewable resources • Nonrenewable resources • Pollution • Biodiversity • The Tragedy of the Commons • Ecological footprint • sustainability

    25. Environmental Science: Fri, 8/19 • Turn in syllabus – signature page only • Turn in eco-footprint activity • Stamp current event & share • Finish not-so trivial “trivia”

    26. Environmental Science: Thurs, 8/18 • Turn in syllabus – signature page only • Get text books • 2nd per 10:20 • 4th per 12:05 • Environmental Footprint on-line • Finish “trivia” if time HW: Current event due tomorrow

    27. Thursday, 8/18 • Login • Go to my blog • Scroll down to Thursday, 8/18 • Open the file and complete it electronically • Email file to me ELSE • Get a hard copy print out • Follow all directions and fill in with pencil or pen • Turn in

    28. Environmental Science: Wed 8/17 • Turn in syllabus – signature page only • Global Issues x-word • Global Issues – trivia game HW: • Get syllabus signed (if not done) • Get parents to email me (if not done) • Get home info for eco footprint activity tomorrow • Current event – due Friday

    29. INFO FROM HOME • Type of energy used for heating • Type of energy used for cooling • Type of energy clothes dryer uses • Average monthly electric bill • Average monthly gas bill • Average gas mileage • Amount of miles driven per year • House square footage • Average miles ride bus each year

    30. Environmental Science: Tuesday 8/16 • Turn in syllabus – signature page only • Current events assignment • Assumptions activity HW: 1st current event due Friday

    31. Environmental Science: Monday 8/15 • Welcome! • Who Am I? • Who Are You? / Check Schedules • What is this course? • Philosophical chairs HW: go to blog and have parents email me