Environmental Science Week by Week

Week 25:February 27-March 3, 2017

posted Feb 25, 2017, 9:12 AM by Todd Wanner   [ updated ]

Quiz Tuesday on ch. 15 Non-renewable fuels, Study guide due Monday March 6th.

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, 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.

Tuesday: Quiz, then The Great Global Warming Swindle, and Idso vs Gore.

Wednesday: Lab -- What does the science show us about climate change?

Thursday: 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.

Week 22: January 30-Feb 3, 2017

posted Jan 27, 2017, 4:55 PM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 4:21 PM ]

Extra Credit - Watch BozemanScience on agriculture and fill in graphic organizer.

Monday: Lecture 12.1-12.2, read article on organic farming to feed the world. REad and discuss article on organic farming attached below.

Tuesday/Wednesday: Lecture chapter 12

Thursday: 25 pt quiz on Agriculture

Friday: Begin ch. 15 on Fossil Fuels/Non_Renewable Energy.  Begin working on Fossil Fuel Presentations due Next Thursday.  See attached requirements below. 

Week 21: January 23-27, 2017

posted Jan 21, 2017, 5:06 PM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Jan 25, 2017, 3:18 PM ]

Study Guides due next Friday 27th.

Monday:    Watch and discuss Food INC ch. 2 (on corn for 8 min.) and ch 4 (Dollar Menu for 5:12).  Work on study guide while 5 take quiz.   Begin ch. 12.1 lecture on Nutrition, Malnutrition, Under-nutrition, and Overnutrition

Tuesday: Watch and discuss ch. 5 on large scale vs small scale agriculture, and segment on Monsanto Soy Seed (ch. 8)
Lecture ch. 2.2 on food production.

Wednesday: Quiz on chapter 10 worth 25 pts., watch Bozeman Science lecture on agriculture and fill in graphic organizer.  Then watch segment of genetically modified seeds.   ch. 7 on the economics of agriculture.  See http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2015/09/22/truth-about-gmos-good-bad-and-really-ugly.html   https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-truth-about-genetically-modified-food/   http://www.popsci.com/article/science/core-truths-10-common-gmo-claims-debunked http://www.cbsnews.com/news/digging-for-seeds-of-truth-in-gmo-debate/

Thursday: segment on soybean seed (ch. 7), 4 students to report on the articles above.  Then, begin lecture sections 12.1 and 12.2.   See also Genetically Modified Organisms: Myths and Truths at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_ztZGbLEJ0 and Bill Nye on GMO's at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z_CqyB1dQo

Friday: Watch section of Food INc on economics of agriculture (ch. 6) .  Continue lecture.

Resources for ch. 12 at Bozemanscience.com (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGf04jPEaT0 )and agriculture and Queen Nerdling on protecting food resources (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxqm0Im0eCk)

Week 20: January 17-20, 2017

posted Jan 16, 2017, 4:14 PM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 10:54 AM ]

Monday: MLK Holiday

Tuesday/Wednesday: Finish Slides on Ch. 10 Forest Ecosystem Conservation , threats and conservation of tropical rainforest, US Public Lands.

Thursday: Then begin Watching Food INC to introduce large scale agriculture and food production in the US.  (First 27 minutes and discuss.  Study Guides due next Wednesday 25th.

Friday: Quiz on chapter 10 worth 25 pts.  Resources for ch. 12 at Bozemanscience.com (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGf04jPEaT0 )and agriculture and Queen Nerdling on protecting food resources (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxqm0Im0eCk)

Week 19: January 9-13, 2017

posted Jan 9, 2017, 12:05 PM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 3:54 PM ]

Monday: Continue discussion and lecture on logging.  Read and discuss article from Mammoth Times on bark beetles in whitebark pines.  (attached below) Remember, study guides due on Wednesday.

Tuesday: Snow Day

Wednesday: Snow DAy

Thursday: Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ9llnR874E (on forests and range land usage)and take notes.  Then, finish and turn in the chapter 10 study guide.  Send this home to Wanner with Ben Treffery.

Friday: Lecture and Slides on Tropical Deforestation, National Parks in US.  Also, read and discuss the article below on Whitebark Pines and beetle infestation in Mono County.

Week 18: Ecosystem Approach to Conservation: Forests and Public Lands

posted Dec 27, 2016, 3:30 PM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Jan 3, 2017, 2:53 PM ]

Tuesday- Wednesday: Begin chapter 10.  Study Guide due for next Wednesday, Janauary 11.

Thursday: Lab on Pinyon Pine Seed germination.  See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdOGsUKaVUg , http://www.pinenut.com/growing-pine-nuts/how-to-grow-pine-nuts-nursery.shtml , http://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Pinus+monophylla . Independent variable of sandy soil, pumice soil, cold stratified.

Week 17: December 12-16, 2016

posted Dec 11, 2016, 3:37 PM by Todd Wanner

Monday: Review for Final on Thursday, pass out ch. 11 study guide, and sample essay questions.  Then review with Kahoot on ch. 8 at https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/80646172-d68c-4e7c-967f-e7e819fea88d and https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/4120a4b2-5ae3-4890-a073-23d016e43561 Then ch. 11 at https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/92bef1f6-a4ad-4e55-a54f-8913b40258cf and https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/7a566568-8638-4a6d-872f-89f2b017387a

Week 16: Dec. 5-9, 2016

posted Dec 3, 2016, 3:44 PM by Todd Wanner   [ updated Dec 8, 2016, 9:12 AM ]

Monday: Freshwater systems and Human Effects On Freshwater Systems (Save the Bay Videos 8, 9, 15, 17, and 22) and ch. 8-4, 8-5 (slides 46-58) Then, Major Threats to Aquatic Biodiversity, ch. 11-1

Tuesday: Finish discussion of threats to freshwater and saltwater systems.  Also, Mono Lake Story.

Wed-Monday: Review of ch. 3/5/7/8/11 for Final  (Final Exam will have 15 short answer from each chapter, and 5 short essays (1 paragraph) that will be focused on application of concepts, i.e, can you apply the concept to real life. 

Thursday: Finish ch. 11 on Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation, then review with Kahoot.

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