01/24 WS: Energy and Power; Oil Spill in the Gulf 2010 (video segments);
HW: Begin working on the Energy Consumption Lab; Work the problems on the Energy Calculations Worksheet; We will review them in class, but you need to try them on your own first;
HW#10a(2,3,4,5)

01/25 WS: Energy and Power; Oil Spill in the Gulf 2010 (video segments);
HW: Begin working on the Energy Consumption Lab; Work the problems on the Energy Calculations Worksheet; We will review them in class, but you need to try them on your own first;
HW#10a(2,3,4,5)

01/26 Coal and Natural Gas;Fluidized Bed Combustion; Virtual Tour: Coal; Tar Sands; Oil Shale; WS Energy Calculations;
HW:#10b(6,7,9,10)

01/27 Coal and Natural Gas;Fluidized Bed Combustion; Virtual Tour: Coal; Tar Sands; Oil Shale; WS Energy Calculations;
HW:#10b(6,7,9,10)

1/30 Fracking (YouTube videos); Tar Sands and Oil Shale; FRQ's involving BTU Calculations (Question 1 - 2000 (Coal-Fired Power Plant); Question 1 - 2001 (Home Heating);
HW: #11a(1,2,4,5); Remember to fully answer the questions asked. Use this opportunity to actually learn about the issue you are asked to discuss or explain.

1/31 FRQ's involving BTU Calculations (Question 1 - 2000 (Coal-Fired Power Plant); Question 1 - 2001 (Home Heating);
Grade FRQs as time allows; Nuclear Power
HW: #11a(1,2,4,5); Remember to fully answer the questions asked. Use this opportunity to actually learn about the issue you are asked to discuss or explain.

2/1 Grade FRQs from Monday; Nuclear Power (Band of Stability, alpha, beta and gamma radiation; U-238 Decay Series; Half-Life and its use to date fossils; How Electricity is generated in Nuclear Power Plants; Nuclear Fission; Schematic of a nuclear power plant; Nuclear accidents (three-Mile Island (1979), Chernobyl (1986)).
HW#11b(6,7,8,9)

2/2 Nuclear Power: Band of Stability, alpha, beta and gamma radiation; U-238 Decay Series; Half-Life and its use to date fossils; How Electricity is generated in Nuclear Power Plants; Nuclear Fission; Schematic of a nuclear power plant; Nuclear accidents (three-Mile Island (1979), Chernobyl (1986).
HW#11b(6,7,8,9)

2/3 Test: Ch.10 - Fossil Fuels; Chernobyl, Fukushima; Nuclear Energy choice; Pros and cons of nuclear power; disposal of Hazardous Radioactive Waste; Yucca Mountain;

2/6 Test: Ch.10 - Fossil Fuels;

2/7 Quiz; Nuclear Energy (Chernobyl, Fukushima); Pros and Cons of nuclear energy; Long-term storage issues (Yucca Mountain); Alternative Energy: energy efficiency, The importance of reducing waster; Improving energy efficiency.
HW: get APES Exam form signed and pay your exam fee; Independent Research Project is due on Feb. 17 - that's only 10 days. Remember, late projects will not be accepted!

2/8 Quiz; Finished Ch. 12 presentation/discussion of alternative energy; Solar, hydroelectric, solar hydrogen revolution, wind, geothermal;

2/9 Group Presentations: Solar Power (Active and Passive); Solar Hydrogen Revolution;
HW12a(2,4,7,9)

2/10 Group Presentations: Alternative Energy - Solar Power (Active and Passive); Solar Hydrogen Revolution; Hydroelectric and Tidal, Wind, Geothermal; V#6: "More for Less" (discusses bagasse (Brazil) and cogeneration (Denmark);
HW12a(2,4,7,9) ; Begin studying for your next test which will be on Ch.11 (Nuclear) and Ch.12 (Alternative Energy);

2/13 Group Presentations: Alternative Energy - Hydroelectric and Tidal, Wind, Geothermal; V: "Mammals"; Instructor was out sick.
HW: Begin studying for your next test which will be on Ch.11 (Nuclear) and Ch.12 (Alternative Energy);

2/14 V#6: "More for Less";
HW: Begin studying for your next test which will be on Ch.11 (Nuclear) and Ch.12 (Alternative Energy);

2/15 V#6: "More for Less"; Collect pink sheets for AP Exam;
HW: Study for your next test which will be on Ch.11 (Nuclear) and Ch.12 (Alternative Energy); Test is scheduled for Feb 23 and 24. Independent Research Projects are due on Friday, 2/17, whether you are in class or not. No excuses!

2/16 Collect pink sheets for AP Exam; FRQ: Solar Energy (2006-1); Begin discussion of Water as a Resource; availability, use, surface vs groundwater; ...
HW: Study for your next test which will be on Ch.11 (Nuclear) and Ch.12 (Alternative Energy); Test is scheduled for Feb 23 and 24. Independent Research Projectsare due on Friday, 2/17, whether you are in class or not. No excuses!

2/17 Independent Research Projects due today - all classes; Submit web pages on either a flash drive of CD-ROM;
Collect pink sheets for AP Exam; FRQ: Solar Energy (2006-1); Begin discussion of Water as a Resource; availability, use, surface vs groundwater; ...


2/22 FRQ: Solar Energy (2006-1); Begin discussion of Water as a Resource; availability, use, surface vs groundwater; ...

2/23 Test: Ch.11&12 - Nuclear and Alternative Energy
HW: 13a(1,3,4,5)

2/24 Test: Ch.11&12 - Nuclear and Alternative Energy

HW: 13a(1,3,4,5)


2/27 Lab: Groundwater Contamination
HW: 13b(7,8,9,10,11)

2/28 Lab: Groundwater Contamination
HW: 13b(7,8,9,10,11)

2/29 Finish GW Contamination Lab; Finish discussion on Water Resources. As time allows, begin discussion of soil resources.

3/1 Finish GW Contamination Lab; Finish discussion on Water Resources. As time allows, begin discussion of soil resources

3/2 Soil - discussion of Chapter notes; V#7:

3/5 Soil - discussion of Chapter notes; V#7:

3/6 ACT Testing; Work in Media Center on assigned work. p.329 (#1-19) - Thinking about the Environment.

3/7 Soil Lab (Texture by Fractionation and Feel); Permeability, Porosity; Soil Triangle

3/8 Soil Lab (Texture by Fractionation and Feel); Permeability, Porosity; Soil Triangle

3/9 Finish video on land use and farming (#7); Brief discussion of Minerals - Ch. 15 Notes; V#8: "Waste Not, Want Not"
HW: HW15a(2,6,8,9); Be sure to answer questions completely.

3/12 Finish video on land use and farming (#7); Brief discussion of Minerals - Ch. 15 Notes; V#8: "Waste Not, Want Not"
HW: HW15a(2,6,8,9); Be sure to answer questions completely.

3/13 Test Ch.13,14,15 - Water, Soil, Minerals; make-up test Wednesday (3/14) after school (Room 104) or Friday (3/16) after school (Room 218). If you can't make it at these times, see me to make arrangements. It must be completed this quarter.

3/14 Test Ch.13,14,15 - Water, Soil, Minerals; make-up test Wednesday (3/14) after school (Room 104) or Friday (3/16) after school (Room 218). If you can't make it at these times, see me to make arrangements. It must be completed this quarter.

3/15 Food/Nutrition; TED Talks: What's wrong with what we eat? Insect food: we don't all eat alike; Nutrition; Nourishment (Marasmus, Kwashiokor); Type of Food Production (Traditional and Industrial); The first and second Green Revolutions;

3/16 Food/Nutrition; TED Talks: What's wrong with what we eat? Insect food: we don't all eat alike; Nutrition; Nourishment (Marasmus, Kwashiokor); Type of Food Production (Traditional and Industrial); The first and second Green Revolutions;

3/19 Dietary Guidelines; Carbohydrates; Vitamins and Minerals; Farming: Rice in Vietnam, and Haiti; Food and Poverty; Food Activity (rice, money and choice); Increasing Food Production; Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs); Easting insects; Environmental impacts of farming (air pollution, water pollution); Fisheries / Oceans; Fish farming and fish ranching;

3/20 Dietary Guidelines; Carbohydrates; Vitamins and Minerals; Farming: Rice in Vietnam, and Haiti; Food and Poverty; Food Activity (rice, money and choice); Increasing Food Production; Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs); Easting insects; Environmental impacts of farming (air pollution, water pollution); Fisheries / Oceans; Fish farming and fish ranching;

3/21 Pesticides (definition, risk, type); Laws; POPs; Uses; Advantages and disadvantages, Pesticide Treadmill; Biomagnification and Bioaccumulation; Case studies of accidents (Bopal India); Integrated Pest Management;

3/22 Pesticides (definition, risk, type); Laws; POPs; Uses; Advantages and disadvantages, Pesticide Treadmill; Biomagnification and Bioaccumulation; Case studies of accidents (Bopal India); Integrated Pest Management;

3/23 Pesticides (up to slide 20; class work (Miller Book, p.576 (#1-5) and #6;

3/26 Pesticides (up to slide 20; class work (Miller Book, p.576 (#1-5) and #6;

3/27 Finish discussion of pesticides/case studies; Video #3: "Do We Really Want to Live This Way?" (Intro to Air Pollution)

3/28 Finish discussion of pesticides/case studies; Video #3: "Do We Really Want to Live This Way?" (Intro to Air Pollution)

3/29 Air Pollution; V: "In Search of Clean Air"; Particulate Matter, Pollution sources; Smog: photochemical and Industrial; Thermal Inversion; Acid Deposition;

4/09 Air Pollution; V: "In Search of Clean Air"; Particulate Matter, Pollution sources; Smog: photochemical and Industrial; Thermal Inversion; Acid Deposition;

4/10 Indoor Air Pollution; Radon-222; small business; Effects of Air Pollution on humans, nature, aquatic life, property; smoking; Preventing and Reducing Air Pollution (Laws, Technology (Bag houses, electrostatic precipitator, scrubber, cyclone); V: Ozone - Double Trouble; Water Pollution (Rhine River); V: "Do We Really Want to Live This Way?" (Part II)

4/11 Indoor Air Pollution; Radon-222; small business; Effects of Air Pollution on humans, nature, aquatic life, property; smoking; Preventing and Reducing Air Pollution (Laws, Technology (Bag houses, electrostatic precipitator, scrubber, cyclone); V: Ozone - Double Trouble; Water Pollution (Rhine River); V: "Do We Really Want to Live This Way?" (Part II)

4/12 Test: Food and Pesticides (Ch. 18 & 22);The Tour of the Waste Water Treatment Plant is scheduled for Friday, April 27; We will leave at 9:00 and return at about 12:30; I will get permission slips for you to get your parent's signature. If for any reason you do not make this trip, there is an alternative assignment (which must be typed). This may be your only chance to ever see a WWTP in operation! Don't miss it.

4/13 Test: Food and Pesticides (Ch. 18 & 22); The Tour of the Waste Water Treatment Plant is scheduled for Friday, April 27; We will leave at 9:00 and return at about 12:30; I will get permission slips for you to get your parent's signature. If for any reason you do not make this trip, there is an alternative assignment (which must be typed). This may be your only chance to ever see a WWTP in operation! Don't miss it.


4/16 Climate Change

4/17 Climate Change

4/18 Ozone Depletion

4/19 Ozone Depletion

4/20 V: "An Inconvenient Truth"; and "Unstoppable Solar Cycles";

4/23 V: "An Inconvenient Truth"; and "Unstoppable Solar Cycles";

4/24 Water Pollution (cont'd); Water Treatment Plants and Septic Systems

4/25 Test Ch. 19&20 - Air Pollution and Global Change

4/26 Test Ch. 19&20 - Air Pollution and Global Change

4/27 Tour of Waste Water Treatment Plant. 9:00-12:30. McAlpine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant;

4/30 Hazardous Waste; reducing and reusing waste; recycling; Managing Waste

5/1 Hazardous Waste; reducing and reusing waste; recycling; Managing Waste

5/2 Practice AP Exam (2003)

5/3 Practice AP Exam (2003)

5/4 V: Love Canal

5/7 AP Exam (at Carmel Baptist Church) 7:30-11:30.

5/8 A: Land Use;

5/9 A: Land Use;

5/10

5/11