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