Environmental Science: 2017-2018


Update to planner to reflect snow days - MIDTERM DATES

posted Jan 9, 2018, 7:50 AM by Tiffany Floria

Good morning!

I just wanted to update the upcoming dates to reflect the snow days. 

Be sure to take a look at your class planner on Google Classroom.

Midterm Exams have been adjusted as follows:

Thursday, January 18 A & B (1/2 Day)
Friday, January 19 C & D (1/2 Day)
Monday, January 22  E & F (1/2 Day)
Tuesday, January 23 G & Make-up (1/2 Day)

Wednesday, January 24 First day of Term 3 (Semester II)

Stay Warm,

Mrs. Floria

Welcome Back & Happy New Year!

posted Jan 2, 2018, 8:46 AM by Tiffany Floria   [ updated Jan 2, 2018, 8:48 AM ]

If you have chosen to complete the extra credit video assignment, links to your video must be submitted in Google Classroom no later than January 5th. Submissions after this date will NOT be accepted. No exceptions will be made. 

Tomorrow in class we will discuss the requirements for the final report that you will create based on the data you have collected from your ecotarium. Additional class time will not be devoted to this report - and you are responsible for submitting the report on time into Google Classroom. The due date for this report will be on January 12th. 

We only have a few school days before mid-term exams start! It is time to be sure your brain is back in school mode - so that you can demonstrate your learning. 

A few tips to prepare for exams:
 - Study in chunks - do not try to "cram" it all in one night!
 - Eat breakfast every day! A fed brain is a happy brain!
 - Keep an agenda - prioritize your assignments, friends, video games, and HW... be sure you are not wasting precious time 
 - Ask for help! Your teachers have help days for a reason - and they cannot read minds. Ask for help if you need it. 

As far as midterm exams, you should be aware that midterms account for 20% of a semester grade, which is equivalent to 10% of your yearly grade. As a result, the midterm exam can have a significant impact on your score. While a full class block will be dedicated to review for the midterm, ultimately all content and vocabulary is your responsibility. 

The topics that will appear on the exam are:

Tragedy of Commons
Earth Structures
Earthquakes/Volcanoes
Earth’s Atmosphere/Pollution
Earth’s Water Availability/Pollution
Population Dynamics

I have posted a planner with key questions on Google Classroom to get you started with your review.

With the "snow" day the Friday before break, the schedule for mid-term exams is now as follows:

Tuesday, January 16 A & B Exam
Wednesday, January 17 C & D Exam
Thursday, January 18 E & F Exam
Friday, January 19 G & Make-up Exam

Copy of Semester Exam Bulletin January 2018



Important Upcoming Dates & Information

posted Dec 21, 2017, 7:31 AM by Tiffany Floria

Good morning Environmental Science Students!

This email is just to remind you of some important upcoming dates.

If you have chosen to complete the extra credit video assignment, links to your video must be submitted in Google Classroom no later than January 5th. Submissions after this date will NOT be accepted. No exceptions will be made. 

Tomorrow in class will be the last data collection day for our ecotariums. Be sure your data is up to date on your created google sheet, and that all members of your group has access to the data.
When we return from break on Tuesday, we will discuss the requirements for the final report that you will create based on the data you have collected. Aside from the Tuesday we return, additional class time will not be devoted to this report - and you are responsible for submitting the report on time into Google Classroom. The due date for this report will be on January 12th. 

Also, once we return there is only 7 class periods until Midterm exams! beginning on Wednesday after break, we will be wrapping up our discussions of populations by focusing on human population growth across the globe. Attendance is crucial these 7 days so that you are in class for the final concepts of first semester.

As far as midterm exams, you should be aware that midterms account for 20% of a semester grade, which is equivalent to 10% of your yearly grade. As a result, the midterm exam can have a significant impact on your score. While a full class block will be dedicated to review for the midterm, ultimately all content and vocabulary is your responsibility. The topics that will appear on the exam are:

Tragedy of Commons
Earth Structures
Earthquakes/Volcanoes
Earth’s Atmosphere/Pollution
Earth’s Water Availability/Pollution
Population Dynamics

As far as preparation for the exam, a good place to start is the study guide questions on your past planners, and the information notes from class. You can go back to Google Classroom for copies of presentations and planners if needed. 

The schedule for mid-term exams is as follows:

Friday, January 12 A & B Exam
Tuesday, January 16 C & D Exam
Wednesday, January 17 E & F Exam
Thursday, January 18 G & Make-up Exam

Have a wonderful holiday break,

Atmosphere Station Lab

posted Oct 11, 2017, 10:38 AM by Tiffany Floria   [ updated Oct 11, 2017, 10:40 AM ]

WATCH IT: 

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RESEARCH IT:

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    CLICK HERE TO PERFORM THE CHALLENGE

This week in Environmental Science!

posted Oct 1, 2017, 2:52 PM by Tiffany Floria

Good evening Students and Parents!

I hope you had a chance to enjoy the beautiful autumn weather we had today! Welcome to October! 

This week in Environmental Science we will begin the week by wrapping up our Lorax vs. Truax assignment. We will then be turning to Unit 2: The Dynamic Earth. In this unit, we will be exploring the structure of the Earth, and how Earth's structure causes some of the amazing events that happen on this planet. Students, be sure to check Google Classroom for this week's planner and weekly writing assignment. 

Parents, If you have not yet signed up to receive Google Classroom summaries, you can still do so by clicking the link below:


Also, as a reminder, the High School open house is scheduled for October 4th from 6-7:30pm. We are asking parents that would like to meet with your child's teachers, that you sign up for a slot using the link below. This time is not intended as a conference meeting, as time slots are limited to 5 minutes. The purpose is for you to be able to visit your child's classroom teachers, and get a feel for their schedule. If you are interested in scheduling a longer conference to discuss the progress of your child, please contact your child's teacher to set up an appointment. 

Our school is using PTCFast.com to make signups as convenient as possible this year. 
Please enter the following web address into your browser window:


As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to contact me.

Tiffany Floria
Science Teacher
Narragansett High School

Class Website: www.FloriaScience.com

QUIZLET - A great place to study for all classes!

Readings of the Lorax & the Truax

posted Sep 20, 2017, 5:43 PM by Tiffany Floria   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 5:45 PM ]






Environmental Science Weekly Update 9/8/17

posted Sep 8, 2017, 8:27 AM by Tiffany Floria   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 8:28 AM ]

For all Environmental Science Students:
  • Congratulations! You made it through the first 2 weeks of the 2017/2018 school year!
  • The add/drop period for courses ended today, and so everyone should now have a complete and correct schedule. If not, be sure you are communicating with your guidance counselor to correct any issues. 
  • Weekly planners for next week have been posted in Google Classroom, and have been distributed to all students in class today. 
  • You will also find next week's weekly writing assignment in Google Classroom as well. 
  • Do not forget, that this week's weekly writing must be submitted into Google Classroom before the end of day today (Friday, 9/8 by 11:59pm) in order to be counted as "on time". Also, your digital poster must be submitted by end of day on Saturday.
  • You will find that by managing your time, and starting on the weekly writing & study guides at the beginning of the week, will allow you to produce higher quality work, and create less stress and "cramming" the night before due dates. 
For all Parents: 
  • If you have not already requested to do so, you may request to receive daily or weekly summaries of your child's Google Classroom by submitting a request. 
  • You can submit a request by clicking HERE
  • For more information on Google Classroom parent summaries, please click HERE

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