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7th Envir. Science


May 26-30

posted May 23, 2014, 11:30 AM by Erin Duffy

Environmental Science textbook collection this week


MONDAY - Memorial Day, no school

TUESDAY - Fruitvale plume, character selection (Homework: Clean-up proposal read/review)

WEDNESDAY - Fruitvale town meeting/press conference (Homework: Complete water unit review)

THURSDAY *(last day of classes) - Water unit review (Homework: study for Big Water Quiz during exam block)


½ days Exam class (2-hour block) - Big Water Quiz, outdoor fun!


May 19-23

posted May 16, 2014, 8:58 AM by Erin Duffy   [ updated May 16, 2014, 9:01 AM ]

No book needed in class this week.


MONDAY - Superfund wrap-up, Fruitvale contamination activity (Homework: finish reading story, complete questions)

TUESDAY - Fruitvale contamination discussion, well locations (Homework: 3 well selections with explanation)

WEDNESDAY - Fruitvale well-testing (Homework: None, enjoy the long weekend!)

THURSDAY - Stewardship Day, no classes

FRIDAY class - Dress for outdoor fun!


*NOTE - Locate your Environmental Science textbook to turn in next week!


May 12-16

posted May 11, 2014, 4:59 PM by Erin Duffy   [ updated May 12, 2014, 6:01 AM ]

No book needed in class this week.


MONDAY - Contamination plumes (Homework: Superfund map/plume, site/town contamination question from class)

TUESDAY - Hunter Computer Lab for Superfund research/summary (Homework: Finish Superfund work, due Thursday/Friday)

WEDNESDAY - Outdoor water investigation/lab, *dress for outdoors/stream (Homework: Finish Superfund work, due Thursday/Friday)

THURSDAY/FRIDAY - Superfund activity due, class presentations (Homework: None!)


May 5-9

posted May 5, 2014, 3:24 AM by Erin Duffy   [ updated May 6, 2014, 12:09 PM ]

No book needed in class this week.


MONDAY - Water vocabulary quiz, “Dream House” activity (Homework: Define in your notes...what is an EPA “Superfund” site?)

TUESDAY - Water quality pages 82-84, contamination measures (Homework: “Superfund” site selection)

WEDNESDAY - Serial Dilution activity (Homework: finish lab questions)

THURSDAY/FRIDAY - Hunter Computer Lab for Superfund research/summary (Homework: Continue research on Superfund site)


SUPERFUND SITE: www.epa.gov/superfund

April 28-May 2

posted Apr 28, 2014, 3:30 AM by Erin Duffy   [ updated Apr 29, 2014, 12:03 PM ]

Book to class Tuesday-Friday


MONDAY - Water use log analysis, conservation pages 92-93 in Water Book (Homework: Water conservation!)

TUESDAY - Environmental Science book reading pg. 132 groundwater, review water cycle pages 48-49 (Homework: Review new notes)

WEDNESDAY - Underground water resources, pages 68-74 with vocabulary (Homework: finish/review new vocabulary terms)

THURSDAY/FRIDAY - Water vocabulary review, water treatment reading/discussion (Homework: Hint...review water vocabulary!)


April 21-25

posted Apr 20, 2014, 1:30 PM by Erin Duffy

No book needed in class this week


MONDAY - CFC’s and Ozone loss, OLD book pages 364-5 (Homework: Review air pollution notes for quiz on Wednesday)

TUESDAY - Greenhouse Effect & Global Warming, OLD book pages 366-8 (Homework: Review notes for quiz on Wednesday)

WEDNESDAY - Air pollution quiz, wrap-up (Homework: Dress for outdoor activity on Thursday/Friday)

THURSDAY/ FRIDAY - Outdoor activity *weather permitting (Homework: 24 hour water use log due next week)


April 7-11

posted Apr 4, 2014, 11:30 AM by Erin Duffy

*Erin in Washington DC all week


Environmental Science Book to class Monday & Tuesday


MONDAY - Introduction to atmosphere and Air Pollution (Homework: look-up and write down 1 US air pollution fact or statistic to share)

TUESDAY - Smog and Acid Rain, pages 138-141 (Homework: Read pages 142-143, air pollution opinion paragraph...Is the US tough enough? Is it better or worse than 50 years ago?  Are you doing your part to help?)

WEDNESDAY - Air pollution discussion and art activity (Homework: Finish work from class if not done)

THURSDAY/ FRIDAY - Inconvenient Truth DVD (Homework: None, have a wonderful Spring Break!)


March 31-April 4

posted Mar 28, 2014, 12:24 PM by Erin Duffy

Chemistry book to class Monday and Wednesday (for collection)

MONDAY - Polymers (Homework: Study for Chemistry Test!)

TUESDAY - Chemistry Jeopardy review game (Homework: Study for Chemistry Test!)

WEDNESDAY - Chemistry Test (Homework: Atomic number 7-8-20!)

THURSDAY/ FRIDAY - Pun with elements activity (Homework: Bring excellent behavior for your substitute next week!)


March 24-28

posted Mar 21, 2014, 11:57 AM by Erin Duffy

Chemistry Book needed in class Monday-Wednesday


MONDAY -  Metals and Alloys, pages 130-134 (Homework: Review all metal/alloy notes)

TUESDAY - Non-Metals, uses/properties pages 98-102 (Homework: finish/review notes)

WEDNESDAY - Metalloids, Halogens & Noble Gases (Homework: CHEMISTRY acrostic review sentences, or 9 review sentences with one vocabulary word in each)

THURSDAY/ FRIDAY - Methane Bubble lab, sentence review and unit wrap-up (Homework: organize and review Chemistry notes for Test next Wednesday)


March 17-21

posted Mar 14, 2014, 11:41 AM by Erin Duffy   [ updated Mar 17, 2014, 6:53 AM ]

Chemistry Book needed in class Tuesday & Wednesday


MONDAY - Symbol quiz, Hunter Computer Lab for element research (Homework: Read Element Fact assignment, final work due Thursday/Friday class this week)

TUESDAY - Meet the METAL elements, pages 88-94 (Homework: Element Fact card work)

WEDNESDAY - Metal elements continued, demonstration (Homework: Element Fact card work finished and printed/shared by next class)

THURSDAY/ FRIDAY - Element fact card  sharing, colorful metals flame demo (Homework: None)


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