APES Warm-ups Period 3
Welcome to APES!Please find your seat. • Edgar - 1 • Clayton - 2 • Mahdi - 3 • Jon Coplin - 4 • John Croyle - 5 • Evan - 6 • Justin - 7 • Brian -11 • Ryan - 12 • Herb - 13 • Skutch - 14 • Natalie - 16 • Claire - 17 • Sounak - 18 • Milana - 19 • Nicole - 21 • Fatima - 22 • Shreya - 23 • Haley - 24 • Bridgette - 25 • Erin - 26 • Kayla - 27
August 30, 2011 • Today in class: • Books, syllabus • Emergency cards & lockers • Who is Ms. Mongano • Animal Cards • Review of Summer Assignment • Class website • Safety Contract & Syllabus • Ranking Environmental Problems; time permitting • HW: Signed syllabus and safety contract, Summer assignment 1 & 2 due tomorrow; chapter 1 outline/notes due Thursday, Test Chapter 1 Monday 9/6
August 31, 2011Warm-up: Please number your paper 1-10. • Wasting Water • Loss of Habitat • Land Degradation • Ozone Depletion • Decreasing Landfill Space • Damming Rivers • Overpopulation • Forest Fires • Depletion of Fossil Fuels • Global Warming • Over-fishing • Introduced Species • Overgrazing • Overconsumption • Mining Waste • Chemical use w/o knowledge of possible interactions • Lack of (human) Awareness (of human actions) • Loss of Potential Medicines and other products from Ecosystems • Displacement/Loss of Indigenous People/Cultures • Water Pollution • Extinction of species • Acid Deposition • Desertification • Monoculture Farming • Deforestation (w/o reforestation) • Air Pollution • Threat of Nuclear War • Diminishing Wilderness areas • Depletion of Natural Resources • Over Hunting • Oil Spills • Littering • Increasing amounts of municipal solid wastes • Urban/suburban sprawl • Other: ________________
August 31, 2011 Warm-up • List 5 environmental problems/issues that are most important to you.
August 31, 2011 • Today in class: • Warm-up • Collect Papers • College Board Course Overview • Here Fishy Fishy • HW: Read TOC article and answer the questions (posted on my website: mongano.wikispaces.com)
Sept 1, 2011 • Warm-up: Explain in your own words the concept of the tragedy of the commons. • Today in class: • Chapter 1 PP (Part 1) • The Lorax • HW: Read TOC and answer the article questions
Sept 2, 2011 • Compare and contrast the Onceler’s way of business to Roosevelt and Pinchot’s idea of forestry. • HW: Study for test on Tuesday
September 7, 2011 • Describe the scientific method and discuss why it is useful in understanding the world. • HW: Chapter 2 HW due Friday
Reporting on Environmental Racism Groups • Edgar, Brian, Sounak, Erin • Clayton, Ryan, Milana, Kayla • Mahdi, Herb, Nicole • Jon, Skutch, Fatima • JT, Natalie, Shreya • Evan, Claire, Haley • Justin, Sarah, Bridgette
Sept 8, 2011 • Why is it important to consider the source when reviewing issues in environmental science? • HW: Chapter 2 HW due Monday. Law quiz and data table due on Friday 9/16.
Today in class • Finalize your script and have a practice run with your group. • Video taping will begin tomorrow. Should be about 3-5 minutes in length. • Only your video taped segment will be graded.
Sept 9, 2011 • No warm-up. Get with your group and prepare to be video taped!!! • HW: Chapter 2 Homework due on Monday. • Go Ravens, beat the Steelers!!
Sept 12, 2011 • What is the difference between a natural experiment and a controlled experiment? Give an example of each. • HW: Experimental Variables
September 13, 2011 • What is a system? Give an example. • HW: Math Review Problems. Quiz and table on environmental laws on Friday.
September 14, 2011 • What is the difference between environmentalism and environmental science? • HW: None but bring in your law table tomorrow.
Today in class: • Warm up • Finish Chapter 2 PP • Work in groups to help solve math problems from last night. HW: None, bring in your law data table.
September 16, 2011 • Positive or Negative Feedback: • More lions implies reduction in deer population; that implies starvation for lions. Less lions implies population growth for deer leading to more food for lions helping their growth. • A produces more of B which in turn produces more of A. • Chapter 3 HW Due on Tuesday
September 19, 2011 • Name the atom/molecule below: C B A
September 20, 2011 • No warm up today. Leave your Chapter 3 HW and your warm-ups out on your desks for me to check while you work on your project • Pre-requisite Quiz answers and math problems answers will be posted on the website today.
Sept 21, 2011 • No warm up today. Continue to work on your project
September 23, 2011 • Human impact on the sulfur cycle is primarily in the production of________ from industry. • In a pond algae has 10,000kcal of available energy. If zooplankton consume algae and minnows consume zooplankton, what is the available energy to the minnow? • HW: Email me your powerpoints. Biogeochemical Cycle quiz on Monday. Chapter 4 Homework due on Tuesday. (Will be posted on the website by tonight)
September 26, 2011 • Which cycle? Nitrogen, Carbon, Sulfur, or Phosphorus • Required for nucleic acids, ATP, cell membranes • Most stored in rocks, released from volcanoes • Can lead to excessive nutrients in water ways, eutrophication (positive feedback loop) • Removal of vegetation leads to increased greenhouse effect
Today in class: • Warm-up • Finish last cycle • Quiz • HW: Chapter 4 due tomorrow
September 27, 2011 • What is the equation for photosynthesis and cellular respiration?
Sept 28, 2011 • Working in groups with the people sitting near you, try to place the events in chronological order.
Today in class: • Cats in Borneo • Food Webbing • HW: Review Chapter 4 PP posted on website.
September 30, 2011 • A species can withstand a narrow range of temperature. Above 100oF, there are no species present. In the range from 97-100oF and 90-94oF, there are a few species present. Below 90oF there are no species present. • What would you label the range of temperature from 90-94oF for this particular species?
Today in class: • Warm-up • Finish Food Webbing Activity • HW: Eating at a lower trophic level
October 4, 2011 • What is an environmental indicator? Give an example. • Collect Eating at a Lower Trophic Level and Food Webbing Questions • Today in class: Owl Pellet Lab • HW: Finish Owl Pellet Lab Questions
Environmental Indicator • Species who presence indicates a certain environmental parameter is present in a community. • Cattails in FL Everglades indicates phosphate pollution • Trout, mayfly, dobsonfly and caddisfly larvae indicate excellent water quality. • Bloodworms, leeches, and pouch snails indicate poor water quality. • Lichens and Eastern White Pines indicate air pollution (sensitive to sulfur dioxide and ozone)
October 4, 2011 • What is predation? Give an example. • Today in class: • Collect Owl Pellet Lab • BeginPredation Activity • HOMEWORK: Kaibab Deer Graphing and questions
Today in class: • Finish Predation Activity • Hypothesis, Data Table, Graph, Answers to questions 1-5. • If you do not finish, you must complete for homework.
October 6, 2011 • What is the difference between biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem? List 3 examples of each. • Today in class: Succession Internet Activity. If you do not finish in class, you must finish for homework. Test Chapter 2, 3 and 4 on Tuesday 10/11. • Tomorrow we will be in the media center.
October 7, 2011 • What is abundance? What is diversity? How are they related? • State the competitive exclusion principle. • Today in class: Complete the virtual lab. Homework: Finish Virtual Lab and Succession Activity. Test Chapter 2,3,4 on Tuesday. Study guide will be posted this evening on the website.
October 9, 2011 • Today in class: Collect HW – Succession Activity and Virtual Lab • Change by Chance Activity • Chapter 4 PP Review • Review Sheet for 2, 3, 4, Test • TEST Tomorrow and Wednesday! 55 multiple choice questions on Tuesday, 1 FRQ on Wednesday.
October 13, 2011 • Today in class: • Collect FRQ • Work on Chapter 5 HW due tomorrow • READ WQI Lab for tomorrow.
October 14, 2011 • Which biome? • Called the boreal or coniferous forests? • Dense vegetation, warm temperatures, and abundant rainfall? • Occurs in frigid mountaintop regions, found in high elevations.
Monday’s WQI Lab • Dress for the weather. As of today 65O and partly sunny. You MUST wear long pants (ticks and poison ivy) and shoes/boots you don’t mind getting wet. Change of clothes/shoes. • Divided into groups to perform 9 tests. Some must be done outside and some will have to be done in the lab. • Please be prompt to class so we can start right away. • Visitor from Central Office (Ms. Hall) will be here to assist as well as Ms. Canby.
WQI Lab Groups • Lilly, Jon, Natalie • Herb, JT, Sounak, Kayla • Skutch, Evan, Sarah, Erin • Claire, Justin, Milana, Bridgette • Edgar, Brian, Nicole, Shreya • Mahdi, Ryan, Fatima, Haley
WQI Test • DO: Done outside with ampules and photometer (Ms. Hall) • pH: Done outside with strips. Then done inside for more accurate reading. • ΔT: We will not be doing this test monday. • Fecal Coliform: Setup inside and has to sit with the heating pad for 24 hours. Results will be recorded on Tuesday.
WQI Test • BOD: Water collected in sample bottles and then covered completely and labeled and put in a lab drawer until Friday. • NO3-: Done outside (Ms. Mongano) • PO4: Done outside (Ms. Canby) • TDS: Done in class (Mon or Tuesday) • TSS: Done outside with turbidity tube.
October 18, 2011 • Today in class: • Discuss Lab from yesterday • Check FC dishes • TDS Test – Follow evaporation method from your lab. • Calculate Q values • HW: WQ Test Table. Chapter 11 HW due on Monday.
October 20, 2011 Which Biome? • Characterized by areas of open grassland with very few trees. Several large land animals inhabit this biome. • Extremely low amounts of rainfall. Climate can be either extremely cold or extremely hot. • Extremely cold temperatures, treeless landscapes, and land that remains frozen year-round? • This biome is home to the majority of plant and animal species in the world. • Dry climate, typically found in coastline regions? The landscape is predominated by dense evergreen shrubs and grasses • Home to a variety of deciduous trees