Environmental Science Week by Week


Week 32: April 24-28, 2017

posted Apr 23, 2017, 3:31 PM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 6:17 AM ]

Monday: Quiz Tomorrow on ch 13.  Turn in Bozeman Science Graphic Organizer assigned on Friday.  Finish Lecture on Water Conservation, sections 13.5-13.7 (Salt Water Reclamation, Flood Control, and irrigation)  See
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVRrM3PxDag (0:00-2:36), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38GdjlXRmCM and http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/green-guide-howdini/conserve-water-greenguide

Tuesday: Quiz, Then begin ch. 21 solid and hazardous waste. See video at http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/sweden-s-recycling-is-so-revolutionary-the-country-has-run-out-of-rubbish-a7462976.htmlv and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtNy0-Suc8Y

Wednesday: Prepare for visit to community garden by reviewing benefits of local, organic agriculture.  Then watch "The Story of Stuff", visit the dumpster to see what we throw away at LVHS (waste vs recyclables). 

Thursday: Community Garden

Friday: Lecture on Solid Waste

Week 31: April 17-21, 2017

posted Apr 16, 2017, 8:36 AM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 10:15 AM ]

Monday. Finish Solar Cooker Lab.  Begin Ch 13 on Water Resources  Watch Cadilac Desert Section 1 Mulhollands Dream, Section on Hetch Hetchy, and Mono Lake Story as Case Study.

Tuesday: Water Issues

Wednesday: Solar Cooker Lab is due today.  Water Issues

Thursday: Water Issues

Friday: Complete Graphic organizer for Bozeman Science Water Conservation ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDAj5T1ST7o )  YOu need to fill in the organizer and give a brief explanation of each item. (This may be a definition, a statistic, or an explanation of a relationship) Worth 10 homework pts.  Due Monday.

Week 30: April 10-14, 2017

posted Mar 30, 2017, 4:26 PM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 6:41 AM ]

Monday: Solar, Hydro,

Tuesday: Wind, Biomass, hydrogen  See http://www.switchenergyproject.com/education/energy-101 for overview of the three energy types.

Wednesday: Finish solar cooker lab and review with KAHOOT. https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/67083bae-9248-48b0-92bb-8fa42f60905f

Thursday: Entire school to CHS

Friday: Quiz on Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy

Week 29: March 27-31, 2017

posted Mar 25, 2017, 5:03 PM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Mar 30, 2017, 11:12 AM ]

Study Guides due on Thursday.  Work on chapter study guides due next Thursday 30th of March.  In green Environmental Science book, read chapter 18 (548-575) and complete pages 577-578: 1-16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24. Study guide for Living in Environment attached below.

Tonight see http://solarcooking.org/plans/ and gather materials. 

Monday: Form Solar Design Teams of 2 or 3 and choose a solar cooker.  Gather materials for tomorrow. Green design, home efficiency, solar and hydroelectric

Tuesday: Build Solar Cookers  (What do we know about reflection, increasing solar intensity, colors that best absorb heat, insulation, etc.  Then build. Challenge is to cook a hotdog to 150 degrees.  Preview the procedures of the lab.  Then, lecture.

Wednesday: See http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/03/28/trump-energy-regulations-impact/99700640/  Solar Cookers Lab  Who can cook a hotdog to 150 degrees first?

Thursday: Wind, Biomass, and Geothermal

Week 28: March 20-24, 2017

posted Mar 17, 2017, 11:58 AM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 8:21 PM ]

Renewable  Energy and Energy Efficiency Ch. 16 (Chapter 18 in alternative text) Study guide due Wednesday 29th of March.  See study guide attached below. 

Monday:See  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8WuEyL-YNY (Bozemanscience overview) and Renewable Energy concept map.  http://switchenergyproject.com/topics/energyissues#energy-overview-foundations-of-life  HYDRO at http://switchenergyproject.com/topics/energyresources#energy-overview-hydro Geothermal at http://switchenergyproject.com/topics/energyresources#energy-overview-geothermal Solar  at  http://switchenergyproject.com/topics/solar#energy-overview-solar Wind at http://switchenergyproject.com/topics/wind#energy-overview-wind

Tuesday: Begin table on variety of renewable resources (attached below).

See http://solarcooking.org/plans/ for lab

Friday: Work on chapter study guides due next Thursday 30th of March.  In green Environmental Science book, read chapter 18 (548-575) and complete pages 577-578: 1-16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24. Study guide for Living in Environment attached below.

Week 27: March 13-17, 2017

posted Mar 8, 2017, 12:59 PM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 3:54 PM ]

GlobalClimateChange Lab due Wednesday.

Monday: Finish Lab (IPCC data and conclusion).  See also Skeptical Science on higher c02 levels in the past.

Tuesday: Lecture

Wednesday: Watch https://www.ted.com/talks/al_gore_the_case_for_optimism_on_climate_change from 12:45 and read Pascal's Wager

Thursday: Quiz on Climate Change, begin alternative energy, chapter 16.


Week 26: March 6 to 10, 2017

posted Mar 4, 2017, 2:49 PM by Todd Wanner

Study Guides are due on Wednesday 8th.

Monday: Continue with Climate Change Lab.
Tuesday: Lecture
Wednesday: Lecture

Week 25:February 27-March 3, 2017

posted Feb 25, 2017, 9:12 AM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 5:46 AM ]

Quiz Tuesday on ch. 15 Non-renewable fuels, Study guide due Wednesday March 6th. Also, from Environmental Science Your World-Your Turn, chapter 16:2,3,4 and questions pn 511-512: 1-24 .

Monday: Begin study of global climate with excerpts from An Inconvenient Truth( core samples and CO2 levels at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JIuKjaY3r4,

Tuesday: Quiz, then effects of global warming at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hFxG-8I0Go )  Then Before the Flood.  (8:30-16:00, 33:00-50:00) Notes of place, causes, effects. Idso vs Gore.

Wednesday: The Great Global Warming Swindle (0:00-2:00, 10:00-15:30, 20:40-24:00, 28:30-34:00) and Debunking The Great Global Warming Swindle.

Thursday: Finish Great Global WArming Swindle (28:50-34 and 1:08-1:15) , then The Great Warming Swindle debunked.  Then see Monckton in REsponse to Gore at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gfdiq0jbVk, then https://www.skepticalscience.com/co2-lags-temperature.htm and pdf by climate scientists response to Monckton.  See also https://www.statista.com/statistics/272710/top-10-oil-and-gas-companies-worldwide-based-on-revenue/ on international oil company revenues vs Federal Cimate Change Expenditures Report.

Friday: See skeptical science site for consensus among climate scientists, then Lab -- What does the science show us about climate change?

Friday: Al Gore TED on Cause for Optimism at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7E1v24Dllk

Week 24: February 13-February 17, 2017

posted Feb 11, 2017, 4:34 PM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 3:45 PM ]

Monday: Watch student produced slide shows on fossil fuels.  Take notes in the attached note table.

Tuesday: Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfnD6r1MITI then move to student slide shows.

Wednesday: Finish slide show on natural gas, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uti2niW2BRA and then Nuclear, (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcOFV4y5z8c&list=PLFs4vir_WsTxiWN00_TUeFqaWzuw4a4Pc ) and Oil.  Turn in Study Guides.

Thursday: Quiz on ch. 15 non-renewable fuels.    Begin study of global climate with excerpts from An Inconvenient Truth, Before the Flood, and The Great Global Warming Swindle. 

Friday: Ski Day

Friday: Finish Lab, REad Orr Pascals Wager

Week 23: February 6-10, 2017

posted Feb 4, 2017, 6:24 PM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 4:05 PM ]

Monday: Work on the fossil fuel project attached below.

Tuesday: Work on the fossil fuel project.  Come ready to work with partner tomorrow and put together your slide show.  (Be sure you and partner have divided up the workload and be sure both of you are using the same format, either Keynote, PowerPoint, or GoogleSlides)

Wednesday: Study guide due on Monday 13th of February.  Collaboration for Projects.  Be sure to read textbook page 374 so you understand "Net Energy" and can include this component for your fuel type in your presentation.  What is net energy for your fuel, and how does it compare to other energy sources?

Thursday: Watch Bozeman Science on Fossil Fuels. Collaboration for Presentations.

Friday: All projects due at classtime.

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