Environmental Science


In Class:

Google Classroom:
Block 2: b0tbygc
Block 7: mn2d7z

Daily Google Slides: Ecosystems Unit
Populations Unit

(slides for current unit is updated daily)


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 Fri. Mar. 22  Block 7: Intro to Water in the West!
Block 2: Populations & Human Impact Exam
 Wed. Mar. 20  Block 7: Populations & Human Impact Exam.      none
 Tues. Mar. 19   Block 2:  Finish Wolves in Yellowstone Notes.
GMO debate!
Review for Exam. 
 You missed a class debate on GMOs! Research GMOs & catch notes here: . Then, look at instructions at bottom of notecatcher to write make-up essay.   study for test! Review. Key.
 Mon. Mar. 18 Block 7: 
Connection Circle:  
Continue Yellowstone Case Study by reading Gunther's study. 
Take Notes on Wolves in Yellowstone. 
 Check out the class compiled data & read Gunther's study to try to answer some of the questions.  
Take Notes on Wolves in Yellowstone. 
 study for test! Review. Key.
Fri. Mar 15 Block 2:
Connection Circle.
Finish Yellowstone Case Study. by reading Gunther's study + notes on Wolves in Yellowstone
 Look at the questions in the Yellowstone Case Study. Find answers in Gunther's study.  Take notes on 'Wolves in Yellowstone'. 

research YOUR side of GMOs. 
 Wed. Mar. 13/Thur. Mar14 SNOW DAYS!  SNOW DAY!   play in the snow!
 Tues. Mar. 12  Block 7: Life on the Edge Notes
Calculate perimeter/edge ratio.
Begin Yellowstone Case StudyGrizzly Bears
  Take notes on 'Life on the Edge'. 
Go to google classroom & open up Yellowstone Case Study.  Watch videos & fill out notecatcher.
 Mon. March 11  Block 2: 
Continue Yellowstone Case Study. Analyze Grizzly Bear Mortality Data. Read Gunther's study. 
Go to google classroom & open up 'Yellowstone Case Study'. Finish watching Grizzly Bear clips #4-#6. Analyze data from USGS data & read Kerry Gunther's study.   none
Fri.  March 8 Block 7: 
GMO debate!
 You missed a class debate on GMOs.
First, research GMOs using these links & catch notes here:  Then, look at instructions at bottom of notecatcher to write make-up essay. 

Block 2: 
Life on the Edge Notes
Calculate perimeter/edge ratio.
Begin Yellowstone Case Study: Grizzly Bears
 Take notes on 'Life on the Edge'. 
Watch first 3 videos of the Yellowstone Case Study.  & fill out notecatcher.
 Present Endangered Species Case Studies  You missed the presentations. You now need to research each topic on your own. Use the hyperdoc (in google classroom) to learn about each case study & catch your notes in the hyperdoc.  none
Connection Circle
'The Lorax' due. 
The Lorax class discussion.
Endangered Species Hyperdoc 
Turn in the Lorax next class. 
Read how to calculate biodiversity.
Complete the Endangered Species Hyperdoc (in google classroom) by choosing ONE topic & catching your notes. 

 Continue researching on Hyperdoc. Arrive to class with research complete.
 Holbrook Park
Measuring Biodiversity
Phenology report #2
Look at make-up assignments & reading here: 
Go to Holbrook park & visit your tree. 
Human Demographics Notes
Watch The Lorax & fill out The Lorax Notecatcher.
Take notes on Human Demographics. 
Watch The Lorax & fill out 'The Lorax' Notecatcher.
Read 'action bioscience article' about Population impacts on environment. 
 Finish 'The Lorax' worksheet (due Friday/Monday)
 Do Population Growth Simulation.
Population Dynamics Notes.

Complete Population Growth Simulation using this data. 
Take Notes on Population Dynamics. 
Begin Populations & Human Impact Unit
 Article Thesis Statement due
Human Population Notes
Turn in Article Thesis Statement next class. 
Take notes on Human Population.
Check our the world's current population
 Ecosystems Exam
Bring notebook to class for notebook check.
Complete Article Thesis Statement (see instructions in Google Classroom). 
 Schedule a time to take the Ecosystems Exam.
 Complete Article Thesis Statement (see instructions in Google Classroom).  

Complete the article thesis statement for
Populations & Human Impact
Feb 12/13
Take notes on  Ecosystem Services   & complete worksheet.
Review for Ecosystems Exam through Going Deeper Review Jigsaw & Factile  (Jeopardy game). 
Get Ecosystems Exam Study Guide. 

 Take notes on Ecosystem Services & Fill out Ecosystem Services worksheet. using pictures.
Review for exam using Going Deeper Ecosystems Jigsaw instructions. 
Optional: Play jeopardy to study
 Review for Ecosystems Exam. (study guide key). 
Study guide due next class. 
Play jeopardy to study.
 Mon. Feb. 11 (Block 7) Connection Circle
 Ecosystem Project Presentations
Finish Biodiversity Notes
 Schedule a time to present to Mrs. Kamin about your critter. 
Complete Terrarium Presentation Make-Up assignment. 
Take notes on Biodiversity using the article 'Z is for Biodiversity' 
 Fri. Feb 8 Block 2 only. 
Connection Circle
How to use Dichotomous keys. 
Finish Biodiversity Notes. 
Ecosystem Services Activity. 
 Look at slides to learn how to use dichotomous keys.
Take notes on Biodiversity using the article 'Z is for Biodiversity' 

 Finish Ecosystem Services worksheet. 
 Thurs. Feb. 7  SNOW DAY  Enjoy! Enjoy!
 Ecosystem Project Presentations!  Complete Terrarium Presentation Make-Up assignment. 
Verbally present your terrarium knowledge to Mrs. Kamin. 
 Biodiversity Notes
Plan Ecosystem Presentations
 Take notes on Biodiversity. 
Print & fill out this Presentation sheet to plan for your presentation next class. 
 Terrarium must be assembled and ready next class. 
 Holbrook Park Field Trip. 
Phenology Report #1 
Sketching worksheet
 Look at this document for make up instructions.   Begin bringing in your terrarium materials. 
Jan. 29/30
 Eating at a Lower Trophic Level worksheet/group activity.
Project work time
 Complete the Eating at a Lower Trophic Level worksheet.   none
 Fri/Mon. Jan. 25/28 Connection Circle
Trophic Levels Notes
Colorado Ecosystem Posters. 
Ecosystem Project Work Time
 Take notes on Trophic Levels.
Continue Ecosystem Project Research. 
 Finish researching. Begin collecting materials. 
 Holbrook Park POSTPONED!
Community Interactions Notes
Complete 'Which Niche' worksheet. 
Ecosystem Project work time. 

 Take notes on Community Interactions. 
Finish 'Which Niche' worksheet using Ecosystem Cards (pick one ecosystem). 
Continue Ecosystem Project Research. 

Choose critter & finish researching. 
Jan. 18/22
New Seats
Do Part I of 'Which Niche' worksheet. 
Connection Circle
Work time with partners to research Ecosystem Project.  
Get Project Checklist.  & Rubric. 

 Do part I of 'Which Niche'.  Begin recording  research on your Ecosystem Planning Document.   Bring field trip permission form!
Wed/Thur. Jan. 16/17 'The Big Question' Activity
Finish  watching 'From Pole to Pole' from Planet Earth. (on netflix)
Finish 'What is an Ecosystem?' Notes
Introduce Ecosystem Project
Finish watching 'From Pole to Pole' & fill in Earth's biomes worksheet. 
Finish 'What is an Ecosystem?' Notes.
-Read over Ecosystem Project description VERY CAREFULLY. Email Mrs. Kamin with requested critter/partners. 

Sign safety contract & field trip form. Forms due Jan. 17. 
Connection Circle
Begin Ecosystems Assignment Sheet
Read 'letter from last year'
Intro to 'how we take notes'
'What is an Ecosystem?' Notes
Earth's Biomes worksheet
Continue watching 'From Pole to Pole' from Planet Earth. (on netflix)

-Fill out Assignment Sheet.
(See tab titled 'Unit Notebook Assignment sheets)
-Ask Mrs. Kamin for a 'letter from last year'. 
-Take 'What is an Ecosystem?' notes. 
-Read over Ecosystem Project description. 

Sign safety contract 
 and field trip form. Forms due Jan. 17

Face-off icebreaker activity
Go over syllabus
Safety tour & safety contract
Holbrook Park letter & permission slips #1 & #2. 
Continue Agree/Disagree Activity
Look at 'class procedures'.
Read through syllabus.
Read & sign safety contract & Holbrook Park letter & permission slips #1 & #2. 
(with a parent/guardian)
Watch first 15 minutes of Planet Earth's 'From Pole to Pole'. 
Get a 3-ring notebook
Sign safety contract
& field trip forms
(with a parent/guardian)
Forms due Jan. 17
Jan. 9
 Introductions (1st day slides)
Agree/Disagree Activity
Look at the slides for the day.  Get a 3-ring notebook
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