Environmental Science- Feb 19-23

Topic: Agriculture & Pesticides

Classwork:
Farming Techniques Jigsaw
Contour Plowing
Cover Crops
Conservation Tillage
Soil Amendments
Sustainable Video Guide

Homework:
pg. 221 (PQ-9; CT- 5-7)- Due Wed, Feb 21st
Zamorano Summary- Due Fri, Feb 23rd

 

 

 

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Environmental Science- Feb 12-16

Topic: Agriculture

Labs:
Soil Types- Due Tues, Feb 13th
Soil Formation- Due Thurs, Feb 15th
Identification of Soil Type- Due Thurs, Feb 15th
Soil Nutrients & pH lab- Due Fri, Feb 16th

Homework:
Soil Formation Wkst-
-10th grade- Due Wed, Feb 14th
-AP- Due Fri, Feb 16th

Environmental Science- Jan 29-Feb 2

Topics:  Ecosystems, Agriculture and Pesticides

Classwork:
Global Warming Concept Map
Greenhouse Effect Lab
AP- Data Analysis- pg. 195
Food, Inc. Video Review

Homework:
Ecosystems Review- Due Tuesday, Jan 30th
Read “The World is Fat” or “Still Hungry”- Be ready for presentation on Thursday, Feb 1st
pg. 194 (PQ- 3-7) – Due Monday, Feb 5th

Test:
Ecosystems Unit- Tuesday, Jan 30th

Environmental Science- Jan 22-26

Topic: Ecosystems

Homework:
Ecosystem Cycles Graphic Organizer- Due Monday, January 22nd
Climate Change Feedback Loops Worksheet-Due Wednesday, January 24th
Global Warming Concept Map- Due Monday, January 29th

Lab: Greenhouse Effect Lab- Due Tuesday, January 23rd

Project: Causes of Climate Change Persuasive Essay- see rubric below- due Friday, January 26th

Test: Ecosystem Unit Test- Tuesday, January 30th

Causes of Climate Change Persuasive Essay
30 points

While the idea that global warming is happening is widely accepted, its cause is still debated.   Based on the evidence shown in the films, in articles, and in your textbook, you are to draw a conclusion for which case you believe to be the most reasonable.  Your essay is support your thesis with strong scientific evidence.   All evidence is to be credited to its source(s).   A paper without sources will not be accepted.

The paper will be graded according to this rubric.

0 1 2 3 4 5
Thesis

(IDEAS)

(5 points)

No evidence of a thesis A thesis is evident, but not clearly stated at any point in the paper A thesis is stated but not supported in the paper Thesis is stated and weakly supported in the paper Thesis clearly and concisely stated in the introduction and conclusion, and it is evident in most of the paper Thesis clearly and concisely stated in the introduction and conclusion, and it is evident throughout the paper
Evidence

(IDEAS)

(15 points)

No scientific evidence was stated Little evidence is offered Some evidence is offered, but it is unclear, unscientific, and/or inaccurate Some ideas are clearly supported with accurate scientific evidence All ideas are clearly supported with accurate scientific evidence All ideas are strongly and clearly supported with accurate scientific evidence
Persuasive wording

(WORD CHOICE AND VOICE)

(4 points)

No attempt to persuade the reader Little attempt to persuade the reader Attempted to persuade the reader, but with weak wording Some strong, persuasive wording is used, but not throughout the paper Strong wording persuades the reader X
Conventions

(3 points)

More than ten grammar or spelling errors Five to ten grammar or spelling errors Two to five grammar or spelling errors Two or fewer grammar or spelling errors X X
Sources

(3 points)

No sources List of web addresses and/or missing in- text citations Attempted MLA format, with some mistakes; use of in-text citations Correct usage of MLA format and in-text citations X X

 

Environmental Science- January 15-19

Topic: Ecosystems

Classwork:
Greenhouse Gas Lab

Homework:
Read Voyage From the Sun- For Wednesday, January 18th
Ecosystem Cycles Graphic Organizer- Due Monday, January 22nd

Project:
Ecosystem Cycles Project- See Requirements Below- Due Friday, January 20th

Ecosystem Cycles Story Project
35 points

What to do?
You will create a story about the pathway of a molecule through one of the ecosystem cycle’s. Your story’s main character will be the molecule. Be creative and descriptive in following this molecule through its cycle.
You will write and illustrate this story with your expert group. Then one person from each expert group will join a sharing group. In this sharing group, you will share your story with the other from other groups. They will take notes about your cycle and ask you questions. You are responsible for teaching them the information about your cycle.

How will you be graded?

15 points- accuracy of story
3 points- descriptiveness of the story
3 points- creativity
4 points- nice illustrations
5 points- presentation
5 points- notes and active listening to other’s presentations