Monday, May 23, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

test moves to Wednesday

Due to the schedule change on Tuesday, it is a 6 pd day, our test will be moved to Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Chapter 16 Due 3-14

Answer 6 "Upon successfully completing this chapter, you will be able to:"  Questions at the beginning of the chapter.  End of chapter questions  TC 1-6, 8, SS 3,4

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Chapter 15 Due 3-11

Due Friday 7 March 11.  Objective questions at the beginning of chapter 15

Friday, March 4, 2016

Water Quality Due 3-7

Please read the following water quality reports and record any interesting things that you notice.
Ferndale HERE
Bellingham water quality HERE
East St Louis HERE
Atlanta HERE
Prarie du Chien HERE
Flint 2014 HERE
Flint current HERE

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Chapter 14 Questions

Testing comprehension 3, 5-10
Seeking solutions 2, 6
Interpreting graphs 1-3
Additional qusetions
1. Do you use sunscreen regularly when outdoors in the summer?  Why or why not
2. What kind of sunscreen do you use, what does it protect against (specifically).
3.  Do you wear sunglasses in the summer, do they protect against anything specifically?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Forest group project

Project map HERE
Logging and education article HERE
Forest Plan HERE
Re-conveyance HERE

Extra Credit

Create an accurate and high quality 3 dimensional model of the forest area outlined in pink.


Friday, February 5, 2016

Chapter 12

Ch. 12 Reading Guide:    Resource Management, Forestry, Land Use, and Protected Areas
I.                 Read Chapter 12
a.      Identify the principles, goals, and approaches of resource management
b.      Summarize the ecological roles and contributions of forests
c.      Outline the history and scale of forest loss
d.      Explain forest management
e.      Know how timber is harvested
f.       Analyze the scale and scope of agriculture and its impact on natural ecosystems
g.      Know the federal agencies that oversee land use and know the type of land they manage
h.      Understand the issues involved in designing parks and reserves
i.       Be able to apply the central case to other types of resource management.
II.               Key vocabulary
Resource Management
Vital Resource
Maximum sustainable yield
Ecosystem based management
Adaptive management
National Forest
Even and uneven aged
Clear cutting
Seed tree
Selection system harvest
National forest management act
New forestry
Prescribed burn
Salvage logging
Sustainable forestry
National park
Wilderness area
National Wildlife refuge
Biosphere reserve
SLOSS Dilemma

Application questions (pp. 370).  Answer in complete sentences
You will be asked to lead a discussion on one of the questions when we return from break.
·        Testing your comprehension – # All

·        Seeking solutions – # All

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Dangerous Catch Video

You can watch the video HERE to review your interesting facts.

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological and information sciences, such as political science and sociology, to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems.
Read the Cod powerpoint and timeline.
Write a 5 paragraph essay on the film Dangerous Catch.
Paragraph 1  -  introduction (laying out your ideas)
            What will you be writing about – what is the focus of your paper
            What are the sources you will be talking about
            Why should people care about the topic
Paragraph 2 – First idea from the film
Paragraph 3 – second idea from the film
Paragraph 4 – third idea from the film
In paragraph 2, 3, and 4 you must also include information, ideas, from the book in support or to help explain an idea, background etc… from at least 3 chapters and the Cod powerpoint and timeline.

Paragraph 5 – conclusion – a brief recap of your ideas and your final thoughts

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Chapter 11

Ch. 11 Reading Guide:    Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
Chapter Outline HERE
I.                 Read Chapter 11
a.      Characterize the scope of Biodiversity on earth
b.      Describe ways to measure biodiversity
c.      Contrast background extinction rates and periods of mass extinction
d.      Evaluate the primary cause of biodiversity loss
e.      Specify the benefits of biodiversity
f.       Asses conservation biology
g.      Compare and contrast traditional and other conservation efforts
II.               Key vocabulary
Species diversity
Genetic diversity
Background rate of extinction
Endangered species act (ESA)
Convention on Biological Diversity
Community based conservation
Mass extinction
Six mass extinction
Umbrella species
Biodiversity loss

Application questions (pp. 339-340).  Answer in complete sentences
You will be asked to lead a discussion on one of the questions when we return from the weekend.
·        Testing your comprehension – # All
        Seeking solutions – # All

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Chapter 10 reading guide

Ch. 10 Reading Guide:    Agriculture, Biotechnology, and the Future of Food
CH 10 Outline  HERE
Read Chapter 10
Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:
1.                Recognize the challenge of feeding a growing human population
2.                Identify the goals, methods, and environmental impacts of the "green revolution"
3.                Understand strategies of pest management
4.                Recognize the importance of pollination
5.                Comprehend the science behind genetically modified food
6.                Evaluate controversies and debate over genetically modified food
7.                Ascertain approaches for preserving crop diversity
8.                Assess feedlot agriculture for livestock and poultry
9.                Weigh approaches in aquaculture
10.              Evaluate sustainable agriculture

 Key vocabulary
Green Revolution
Biological control/biocontrol
Integrated pest management (IPM)
Genetic engineering
Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s)
Recombinant DNA
Precautionary Principle
Seed banks
Gene Banks
Sustainable agriculture
Application questions (pp. 306-307).  Answer in complete sentences
·        Testing your comprehension – #1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
·        Seeking solutions – # 2, 4, 5, 6

·        Interpreting Graphs # 2

Test Review Stuff

Review Sheet HERE
Review Sheet Answers HERE

Monday, January 4, 2016

Chapter 9

Ch. 9 Reading Guide:    Soil and Agriculture
I.                 Read Chapter 9                                                             OUTLINE HERE
a.      Explain the major historical developments in agriculture
b.      What is soil and how is it created
c.      What causes soil erosion?  What are the consequences of soil erosion and soil degradation to farming.
                                                    i.     Describe the six ways erosion can be reduced
d.      What are the five factors that influence soil formation
e.      List and describe the six soil horizons and their characteristics
II.               Key vocabulary
Traditional Agriculture
Green revolution
Inorganic Fertilizer
Organic Fertilizer
Crop rotation
Contour Farming
No-till Farming

Application questions (pp. 273-275).  Answer in complete sentence
Testing your comprehension – #1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10
Seeking solutions – # 2
 Interpreting Graphs #1-3