08/27 Course purpose, class rules, roster, distribute books, prospectus, discuss course, class web page, projects (Independent Research (Fall) WWTP (Spring)); Lab Safety Video and discussion;
HW: Read Ch. 1; do HW#1a(2,3,9); familiarize yourself with the class web page; Get a copy of the Power of Doubling and Controls and Variables (on APES Labs page) and the Scientific Method. Also print the class prospectus and the Lab Safety Contract, read them over with your parents, sign and return them to me.

08/28 Course purpose, class rules, roster, distribute books, prospectus, discuss course, class web page, projects (Independent Research (Fall) WWTP (Spring)); Lab Safety Video and discussion;
HW: Read Ch. 1; do HW#1a(2,3,9); familiarize yourself with the class web page; Get a copy of the Power of Doubling and Controls and Variables (on APES Labs page) and the Scientific Method. Also print the class prospectus and the Lab Safety Contract, read them over with your parents, sign and return them to me.

08/29 Pretest - 1998 APES Exam;
HW: HW1b(5,6,8); Bring copy of to class

08/30 Pretest - 1998 APES Exam;
HW: HW1b(5,6,8); Bring copy of to class

08/31 Lab: Power of Doubling; Exponential Growth

09/04 Lab: Power of Doubling; Exponential Growth

09/05 V: The Lorax; Discussion of Lab Report - how to do the calculations; Ch. 1 discussion (Earth Day; What is a Commons?; What is Environmental Science?; Sustainability; Impact of People on the Environment; Human Population Growth; Exponential Growth; Logistic Growth

09/06 V: The Lorax; Discussion of Lab Report - how to do the calculations; Ch. 1 discussion (Earth Day; What is a Commons?; What is Environmental Science?; Sustainability; Impact of People on the Environment; Human Population Growth; Exponential Growth; Logistic Growth

09/07 V: The Environmental Revolution; Homone Disruptors; Synergism and Antagonism; Habitat fragmentation; HW: You should have a copy of the Controls and Variables activity from earlier in the year. Bring it to your next class

09/10 V: The Environmental Revolution; Homone Disruptors; Synergism and Antagonism; Habitat fragmentation;
HW: You should have a copy of the Controls and Variables activity from earlier in the year. Bring it to your next class

09/11 Variables and Controls; Habitat Fragmentation

09/12 Variables and Controls; Habitat Fragmentation

09/13 Tragedy of the Commons activity - Ocean Resources

09/14 Tragedy of the Commons activity - Ocean Resources

09/17 finish Tragedy of the Commons activity - Ocean Resources

09/18 finish Tragedy of the Commons activity - Ocean Resources

09/19 Turn in Reports for Tragedy of the Commons; Ch. 2 - Chemistry Review, Risk, Toxicology, Dose-Response; Types of hazards (physical, chemical, biological); Demographic Transition

09/20 Turn in Reports for Tragedy of the Commons; Ch. 2 - Chemistry Review, Risk, Toxicology, Dose-Response; Types of hazards (physical, chemical, biological); Demographic Transition

09/21 Dose-Response; Types of hazards (physical, chemical, biological); Demographic Transition; Cost Benefit;
iPad: Paper slide show (using the camera feature) on some topic in APES.

09/24 Dose-Response; Types of hazards (physical, chemical, biological); Demographic Transition; Cost Benefit;
iPad: Paper slide show (using the camera feature) on some topic in APES.

09/25 Finished making videos; iPad slide show - on any topic in Environmental Science;

09/26 Finished making videos; iPad slide show - on any topic in Environmental Science;

09/27 Ch. 3 - Environmental History, Legislation and Economics

09/28 Ch. 3 - Environmental History, Legislation and Economics
HW: HW#03(2,3,4); Due on 10/10/12; Beginning with these HW assignments, all work MUST be submitted through Gaggle.net as discussed in class; Your USERNAME is your First Initial, Last Name, Last 4 digits of your student ID (e.g., rsmith1234); Your PW is YYMMDD of your birthdate; Your will be prompted a Cyber Safety Course when you login for the first time.

10/01 Discuss Ecosystem Project; Ch. 4 - Ecosystems and Energy; Video:#10: "It's Now or Never" - from Race to Save the Planet Series.
HW: HW#03(2,3,4); Due on 10/10/12; Beginning with these HW assignments, all work MUST be submitted through Gaggle.net as discussed in class; Your USERNAME is your First Initial, Last Name, Last 4 digits of your student ID (e.g., rsmith1234); Your PW is YYMMDD of your birthdate; Your will be prompted a Cyber Safety Course when you login for the first time.

10/02 Discuss Ecosystem Project; Ch. 4 - Ecosystems and Energy; Video:#10: "It's Now or Never" - from Race to Save the Planet Series.
HW: HW#03b(5,6,8); Due on 10/12/12; Beginning with these HW assignments, all work MUST be submitted through Gaggle.net as discussed in class; Your USERNAME is your First Initial, Last Name, Last 4 digits of your student ID (e.g., rsmith1234); Your PW is YYMMDD of your birthdate; Your will be prompted a Cyber Safety Course when you login for the first time.

10/03 Test: 1,2,3 - Intro to APES;
HW: HW#03b(5,6,8); Due on 10/12/12; Beginning with these HW assignments, all work MUST be submitted through Gaggle.net as discussed in class; Your USERNAME is your First Initial, Last Name, Last 4 digits of your student ID (e.g., rsmith1234); Your PW is YYMMDD of your birthdate; Your will be prompted a Cyber Safety Course when you login for the first time.

10/04 Test: 1,2,3 - Intro to APES;
HW: You will need five (5) 2-Liter clear, colorless, smooth plastic soda bottles (Pepsi/coke) for each group. I will give you list of the other supplies you will need in class. Get copies of the following labs:
Leaf Litter Lab and Natural Selection

10/05 Ecology and Life; Organisms, Populations, Communities; Earth's Life Support system; Open and closed systems; Energy cycling; Energy flow, nutrients; Limiting factors; Law of Tolerance; food webs and food chains; Ecological Efficiency; Pyramids of numbers, mass and energy; Primary Productivity;
HW: You will need five (5) 2-Liter clear, colorless, smooth plastic soda bottles (Pepsi/coke) for each group. I will give you list of the other supplies you will need in class. Get copies of the following labs:
Leaf Litter Lab and Natural Selection

10/08
HW: You will need five (5) 2-Liter clear, colorless, smooth plastic soda bottles (Pepsi/coke) for each group. I will give you list of the other supplies you will need in class. Get copies of the following labs:
Leaf Litter Lab and Natural Selection

10/09 The other supplies you need for your ecosystem are : rock (for aquatic chamber); 1 straw (plastic); clear mailing tape; soil, leaves, grass clippings, pieces of fruit; 46 seeds for terrestrial chamber; 1 aquatic plant (anacharis, hornwort, green hedge, ledwigia, etc.); fish; water (reverse osmosis of other method of purification; I will provide the razor blades that we need in class. Do not bring in any razor blades to school.

HW: You will need five (5) 2-Liter clear, colorless, smooth plastic soda bottles (Pepsi/coke) for each group. I will give you list of the other supplies you will need in class (see above). Get copies of the following labs:
Leaf Litter Lab and Natural Selection

10/10 HW#03a is due today through Gaggle.net;
The other supplies you need for your ecosystem are : rock (for aquatic chamber); 1 straw (plastic); clear mailing tape; soil, leaves, grass clippings, pieces of fruit; 46 seeds for terrestrial chamber; 1 aquatic plant (anacharis, hornwort, green hedge, ledwigia, etc.); fish; water (reverse osmosis of other method of purification; I will provide the razor blades that we need in class. Do not bring in any razor blades to school.

10/11

10/12 HW#03b is due today through Gaggle.net

10/15 Measured DO levels in ecosystems; Begin Ch. 5 (up to slide 15);


10/16 Begin Ch. 5 (up to slide 15); Watched iPad presentations on "Ecosystems";


10/17 Leaf Litter Lab Day #1


10/18 Natural Selection Lab;


10/19 Leaf Litter Lab Day #2


10/22 Leaf Litter Lab Day #1


10/23 Natural Selection Lab;


10/24Leaf Litter Lab Day #2;


10/25 Measure DO and add bacteria water and fish; Discuss Natural Selection Lab calculations (chi-square); V: "What Darwin Never Saw";


10/26 Measure DO and add bacteria water and fish; Discuss Natural Selection Lab calculations (chi-square) - if needed; V: "What Darwin Never Saw";


10/30 Take DO readings of Ecosystem; V: Evolution


10/31 Take DO readings of Ecosystem; V: Evolution


11/01 Take DO readings of Ecosystem; V: Extinction


11/02 Take DO readings of Ecosystem; V: Extinction


11/05 Take DO readings of Ecosystem; Plate Tectonics; Types of species; Species Interactions; Symbiosis; Succession


11/06 Election Day - No School

11/07 HW#04a(1,5,6) - due 11/13/12 - submit to gaggle.net

11/08 Biogeochemical Cycles; water, C, N, P, S; Atmospheric Global Patters, Coriolis Effect; Weather and Climate
HW#04a(1,5,6) - due 11/13/12 - submit to gaggle.net

11/09 HW#04b(8,9,10) - due 11/15 - submit to gaggle.net

11/12 Holiday - No School

11/13 Atmospheric Global Patters; Coriolis Effect; Ocean Currents; ENSO
HW#04b(8,9,10) - due 11/15 - submit to gaggle.net

11/14 Atmospheric Global Patters; Coriolis Effect; Ocean Currents; ENSO
HW#05a(1,2,3,4) - due 11/19 - submit to gaggle.net

11/15 V: Tapped: Water Mining, Effect of plastic on the water quality
HW#05a(1,2,3,4) - due 11/19 - submit to gaggle.net

11/16 V: Tapped: Water Mining, Effect of plastic on the water quality
HW#05b(5,6,7,8) - due 11/26 - submit to gaggle.net

11/19 Test: Ch. 4&5 - Ecosystems - Energy and Living Organisms;
HW#05b(5,6,7,8) - due 11/26 - submit to gaggle.net

11/20 Test: Ch. 4&5 - Ecosystems - Energy and Living Organisms;

11/21-25Thanksgiving Holiday

11/26 Ch. 6 - Weather and Climate; Ch. 7 - Major Ecosystems of the World - Earth's Biomes, Students made presentations (on the iPads) for the various biomes (Koppen: A, B, C, D, E, Deserts, Rainforests, Grasslands, Tundra, Forests;)

11/27 Ch. 6 - Weather and Climate; Ch. 7 - Major Ecosystems of the World - Earth's Biomes, Students made presentations (on the iPads) for the various biomes (Koppen: A, B, C, D, E, Deserts, Rainforests, Grasslands, Tundra, Forests;)

11/28 Watched presentations on the Biomes; Assigned groups for UN Debate on ZPG;

11/29 Watched presentations on the Biomes; Assigned groups for UN Debate on ZPG;

11/30 Saltwater Aquatic Life Zones; V: Life at the Edge of the Sea;

12/03 Saltwater Aquatic Life Zones; V: Life at the Edge of the Sea;

12/04 Freshwater Aquatic Life Zones;

12/05 In the Media Center - Research for UN Debate on ZPG;

12/06 In the Media Center - Research for UN Debate on ZPG;

12/07 Freshwater Aquatic Life Zones;

12/10 Populations - Ch. 8;

12/11 Populations - Ch. 8; Work with partners on UN Debate;

12/12 Test: Ch. 6&7 - Ecosystems;

12/13 Test: Ch. 6&7 - Ecosystems

12/14 Populations: finish

12/17 UN Debate on ZPG

12/18 V#9: It Needs Political Decisions;

12/19 V#9: It Needs Political Decisions;

12/20 UN Debate on ZPG

12/21 No class today: Start of Christmas Break

12/21 - 1/01 Christmas Vacation

01/02 Finish Populations (Ch. 8); Factors affecting population size; Population Pyramids; Demographic Transition;TED Talks 9Hans Rosling - Gapminder); How to write the FRQs for the AP Exam

01/03 Finish Populations (Ch. 8); Factors affecting population size; Population Pyramids; Demographic Transition;TED Talks 9Hans Rosling - Gapminder); How to write the FRQs for the AP Exam

01/04 FRQ Guidelines; Assign countries fo the Power of the Pyramids; Wrap up Ch. 9;


01/07 Power of the Pyramids - in Media Center


01/08 Power of the Pyramids - in Media Center


01/09 FRQ #1 Population Pyramids (2000-4);

01/10 FRQ #1 Population Pyramids (2000-4);

01/11

01/14 S1 Exam - Section B1

01/15

01/16 S1 Exam - Section A3

01/17

01/18 Last day of first Semester

01/23

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