Environmental Science


In Class:

Google Classroom:
Block 2: 1xydkc
Block 7: 51bdx1

Ecosystem Unit Slides
Pops. and Human Impact Unit Slides
Water in the West Slides
Climate Change Slides
(current unit is updated daily)


Always look at the
slides for the day


Block 2: Wed Dec. 19
Block 7: Friday Dec. 21
Holbrook Park Final Project Due. 
Climate Change Unit Exam. 
 'Before the Flood' Discussion Round table.
Sustainability/Green Energy research. 
  Complete Climate Change Review Sheet. 
Complete 'Your Ecological Footprint' Webquest for Extra Credit. 
 Climate Change in Colorado Notes.
Terrarium Presentations (no prep necessary). 
Finish 'Before the Flood'. 
Climate Change Review sheet
-My Ecological Footprint Webquest (Extra Credit). 
 Fill out 'Ecosystem Project Reflection sheet'
Take notes on 'Climate Change in Colorado'.
Finish watching 'Before the Flood' and completing notes. 
Extra Credit: Ecological Footprint Webquest (due on finals day). 

take terrariums home!
Begin working on Review sheet & webquest. 
Albedo Effect Mini-Lab
 Antarctica Ecosystem- Penguin Case Study Graphing & Analysis. (Data)

 Complete Albedo Effect Make-up assignment.
Print the Antarctica Ecosystem Group Report sheet. Choose one SET of data to graph. Look at the trends
on the other sets of data to answer questions on back. 
 Fri/Mon Dec. 7/10 Greenhouse Effect Notes.
Continue watching 'Before the Flood'. 

Take notes on 'The Greenhouse Effect'.
Continue watching 'Before the Flood'. 
Block 2: Minutes 33-45. 
Block 7: Minutes 45-52
Intro to Climate Change
New Seats
Turn in Article Thesis Statement.
Before the Flood Notes & documentary. 
 Turn in Article Thesis statement next class.
Watch 'Before the Flood' documentary. (Can be found in Netflix or here).  Take notes in your through. 
Dec. 3/4
Water in the West Exam
Notebook Check
Block 2- through
Block 7- 
Schedule a time to take the test. 
Get your notebook checked.
Complete an Article Thesis Statement worksheet on any current event article about climate change. 
 Finish Article Thesis Statement on any current event article related to climate change. 
 Fri. Nov. 30 Block 7: 
-Finish Colorado River Notes.
-Paradise Island maps & models DUE. (rubric)
-Southwest map due
-Discharge worksheet due

 Look at slides to finish the Colorado River Notes from Monday. Turn in all papers that were due today.   Complete Water in the West Exam Study guide. (Key)
 Thurs Nov. 29 Block 2: 
Holbrook Park
Measuring discharge
Phenology report #4
 Read this about how to measure discharge. Be able to calculate discharge.
Go visit your tree @ Holbrook & record observations on Phenology report. 
Print Water in the West Exam Study Guide
  Complete Water in the West Exam Study guide. (Key)
 Wed. Nov. 28 7th block:
 Holbrook Park
Measuring discharge
Phenology report #4
Introduce Holbrook Park Final Project. 

Read this about how to measure discharge. Be able to calculate discharge.
Go visit your tree @ Holbrook & record observations on Phenology report. 
Print Water in the West Exam Study Guide
 Tues. Nov. 27 2nd block:
Guest Speaker: Ryan Gilliom on Water Rights.
Paradise Island maps & models DUE. Rubric. 
Introduce Holbrook Park Final Project.

Look through Water Rights slides & take notes on Water Rights notecatcher.  
 Mon. Nov. 26  7th block:
Guest Speaker- Water Rights (Ryan Gilliom).
SW map due.
Colorado River Notes. 
Look through Water Rights slides & take notes on Water Rights notecatcher.
Look through slides & take notes on Colorado River. 
 Paradise Island map & model due next class. 
 Fri. Nov. 16  2nd block: 
SW map due. 
Colorado River Notes

 Take notes on Colorado River from slides.   Paradise Island map & model due next class. 
Chasing Water Notes. 
Mapping the Southwest mapping activity. 
Work time on Paradise Islands. 
Look at Chasing Water notes on slides. 
Map the southwest (look at instructions on pages 1 & 2 and print map & questions pages 3-4). 
 finish mapping the Southwest worksheet. 
Go over Populations Exam.
Dead Zone review game. (Mock bowl quiz). 
Continue working on Paradise Island Project. 

 Continue working on Paradise Island project. 
Look at Dead Zone review slides. 
 continue working on island. 
 Practice drawing boundaries on watershed maps. 
Introduce Paradise Island Project.  (rubric)
Begin work creating islands.
Read through directions for Paradise Island Project. You will create your island next class and will have to make your map for homework.  none
Intro to Watershed Notes
Dead Zone Investigation
*sub day*
Look at slides to takes notes on "Intro to Watershed Notes'. 
Complete Dead Zone Webquest to make up the investigation.
 Begin Water in the West Unit. 
Water Introduction worksheet.

 Complete the water introduction worksheet by looking at stations instructions & looking online for answers.   none
Populations and Human Impact Exam. MC, short answer, & essay. 
-Complete 'Article Thesis Statement' 
- Schedule a time to take the test & do your notebook check.
-Complete your 'Article Thesis Statement' by choosing an article from ProPublica's 'Killing the Colorado' series. 
 Water in the West Article Thesis Statement. 
 Infographic DUE.
Review for Exam by playing Bluff & completing review sheet.
Share infographics & give feedback. 
 Review for exam by completing review sheet.
Self assess infographic & turn in rubric to basket. 
 Make sure you have all notes from unit & complete review sheet. Review Key
 Holbrook Park!
Water at Holbrook Park wks.
Phenology Report #3
Go to Holbrook Park and observe your tree  & fill out report #3. 
Complete the Water at Holbrook Park worksheet by:
1. Using the internet to do research to fill out the top portion of the worksheet. 
2. Reading the informational board about wetlands near the wetland (where we did our transects) at the park. 

 Finish infographic. 
 Guest Speaker: Climate Change!
Infographic work time. 
Look through the Scientific Method and Climate Change slides form our guest speaker & take notes in the notecatcher.
Begin creating your infographic in Canva (see Google Slides for instructions). 
 Work on infographic. 
Oct. 19/22
'Wolves in Yellowstone' Notes.
Infographic work time. 
 Take notes on 'Wolves in Yellowstone' from slides. Work on research/infographic.   Begin creating infographic.
Oct. 17/18
Analyze Grizzly Mortality Data. 
Find answers in Gunther's study. 
Introduction to Habitat and Species Infographic Project
 Read through Gunther's study in Google Classroom. 
Read articles & answer Exit Ticket on delisting Grizzly Bears. 
Look at project (in Google Classroom), choose a species, and begin research. 
 Finish research on species. 
Oct. 15/16
 Finish Grizzly Bear worksheet & videos. 
Compile real Grizzly Bear Mortality Data. 

 Finish Case Study: Grizzly Bear worksheet by watching videos online
Look at Grizzly Bear Mortality data (in Google Classroom)
 finish compiling mortality data. 
Oct. 10/11
Edge Effects Notes. 
Yellowstone Case Study: Grizzly Bears wks.
Take notes on Edge Effects (see slides)
Block 2: Watch first 2 videos of Grizzly Bear wks. 
Block 7:  Watch first 3 videos of Grizzly Bear wks. 
video link.
 Mon/Tues Oct.8/9  The Lorax partner discussion.
Endangered species case study presentations & jigsaw.slides Block 2.  
 Read articles about Endangered species (found on google classroom and here) and fill out jigsaw worksheet.   none
Block 2: Finish the Lorax wks. 
 Population Demographics Notes.
Watch 'The Lorax' & fill out notecatcher.
 Take notes on Population Demographics.
Watch 'The Lorax' & fill out worksheet. 
 Block7: Finish the Lorax worksheet. 
Population Growth Simulation.
Population Dynamics Notes. 
 Complete Population Growth simulation with make-up assignment. 
Take notes on Population Dynamics. 
New Seats
Share Article Thesis Statement
Populations Agree/Disagree discussion.
Human Populations Notes. 

 Look @ slides to take notes on Human Populations.   none
Ecosystems Exam
Notebook check
Human Impact & Populations  Article Thesis Statement. 
 Schedule a time to take the Ecosystems
Exam & get your notebook checked.  Go to google classroom to see instructions for Article Thesis Statement. 
 Finish 'Article Thesis Statement'. 
 Mon/Tues Sept. 24/25  Review day. 
Going Deeper Jigsaw Activity.
Ecosystems Jeopardy
Ecosystems Exam Review sheet

 Complete going deeper jigsaw worksheet with readings. 
Complete Ecosystems Exam Review sheet. 
Complete Review sheet. Check key. 
Make sure you have all notes. 
 Thurs/Fri Sept. 20/21  Holbrook Park!
Phenology Report #2
Biodiversity @ Holbrook Park
Dichotomous Key of Holbrook Park

Visit your tree @ Holbrook Park
&  complete Phenology Report #2. 
To make up Biodiversity @ Holbrook Park activity complete pgs 1-3 (reading & pre-lab) of the Species Biodiversity Rock Pools Lab. 
 Tues/Wed Sept. 18/19 Ecosystem Services Notes. 
Ecosystem Services Checklist. 
Take notes on Ecosystem Services (see unit slides & handout). 
Complete Ecosystem Services Checklist activity. (pictures). 
 finish Checklist activity. 
Sept. 14/17
 Both blocks:
Reflect on Terrarium project.
Block 2: 
Colorado Ecosystems Activity
Block 7: 
Biodiversity Notes  & Colorado Ecosystems Activity.

 Block 2: Read about Colorado Ecosystems. 
Block 7: Take Notes on Biodiversity & use
article 'Z is for biodiversity'.  Read about Colorado Ecosystems. 
Sept. 12/13
 Ecosystem Project Presentations!    Schedule a time to present your terrarium to Mrs. Kamin. (Before or after school). Complete Presentation Make-up document & research some of the critters you did not get to learn about today.  none
Sept. 10/11
Block 7: 
Watch Planet Earth-Mountains
Block 2
Biodiversity Notes

Ecosystem Presentation Planning Time.  
* fill out Ecosystem Presentation Planning Document. 
Communicate with partners & fill out Ecosystem Presentation Planning Document. 
Block 2: Take Biodiversity Notes & use article 'Z is for biodiversity'. 
Block 7: no make-up: exempt. 

 Complete terrarium & research due next class. 
Sept. 6/7
Eating at a Lower Trophic Level group worksheet. 
Set up Ecosystem drawers, notecards, & ecosystem health report folders. 
 Complete Eating at a Lower Trophic Level worksheet. 

Look at slides to become familiar with Ecosystem Project organization & record keeping. 

start bringing in terrarium materials.
Sept. 4/5
 Practice using dichotomous keys. 
Trophic Levels notes
Project work time. 
 Look at slides to see info about dichotomous keys.
Look at slides for Trophic Levels Notes. 
 start bringing in terrarium materials.
Aug. 30/31
Holbrook Park!
Read NY Times article 'Cure Yourself of Tree Blindness'. 
Phenology Report #1
ABC's of Sketching

Make-up assignment here.   none
 Tues/Wed Aug. 28/29  Complete Which Niche worksheet.
Go over Ecosystem Project Rubric.
Ecosystem Project work time. 
-Complete Which Niche worksheet using Ecosystem Cards.
-Read over rubric.
-Do research on Ecosystem Planning Document. 
 Get a 3-ring notebook. 
Sign safety contract 
 and field trip form
Aug. 24/27
Ecosystem Basics Notes (pgs. 7-9 titled Productive Member of the Community). 
Finish watching 'Pole to Pole'
Get Ecosystem Project partners
Ecosystem Project work time
Get Ecosystem Planning Document. (pgs. 3 &4).
 -Take notes
-Finish 'Pole to Pole' (Planet Earth)
-Finish 'Earth's Biomes' worksheet by copying key. 
 Get a 3-ring notebook. 
Sign safety contract 
 and field trip form
Aug. 22/23
Begin Ecosystems Assignment Sheet
Read 'letter from last year'
Intro to 'how we take notes'
'What is an Ecosystem?' Notes
Earth's Biomes worksheet
Watch 15 minutes of Pole to Pole from Planet Earth. (on netflix)
Introduce Ecosystem Project
-Fill out Assignment Sheet
-Take 'What is an Ecosystem' notes. 
-Watch first 15 minutes of Pole to Pole. 
-Read over Ecosystem Project description. 

Get a 3-ring notebook. 
Sign safety contract 
 and field trip form
Aug. 20/21

WGOITP (observation/inferences)
Face-off icebreaker activity
Go over syllabus
Safety tour & safety contract
Holbrook Park letter & permission. 
Continue Agree/Disagree Activity
Look at 'class procedures'.
Read through syllabus
Read & sign safety contract.
(with a parent/guardian)
Get a 3-ring notebook
Sign safety contract
& field trip form
(with a parent/guardian)
 Aug. 17
Agree/Disagree Activity
n/a Get a 3-ring notebook
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