A.P.E.S.

Earth Systems Schedule

Bio.

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Sept 5 (Tues)

periods 1-6

Students will explain the relationships between human behavior and environmental problems in terms of sustainability.
1) Course & Instructor Introduction (syllabus)
2) Student Introductions
3) Homework: pp 2-10 (detailed outline sections 1.1-1.3 )

Sept 6 (Wed)

periods 1-6

Students will explain the relationships between human behavior and environmental problems in terms of sustainability. 1) Outline of Sect 1-3 of ch 1 due
2) Vocab & Questions from Ch1
3) Group Work on CH 1 Presentations (rubric)
4) Detailed outline sections 1.4-1.6

Sept 8 (Fri)

periods 2, 4, 6

Students will explain the relationships between human behavior and environmental problems in terms of sustainability.

Students will form problems statements, hypothesize answers, and test their hypotheses.

1) Outline form section 1.4-1-6 due
2) Student presentation of Ch1 and Discussion
3) Salinization Effects on Mung Bean Germination or Growth Rates (need laboratory notebook from Shark Shop $12)

Laboratory Writeup Instructions | making solutions

Sept 11 (Mon)

periods 2, 4, 6

 

1) Presentations from Ch 1
2) Mung Bean observations & data taking
3) Place Based Project Options
4) vocab practice test

homework: pp 18-19: quest 3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,14,15,18,22,23

Sept 13 (Wed)

periods 1-6

 

1) vocabulary test over chapter 1 words (vocab practice test)

Homework: outline section 2-1, 2-2, & 2-3

Sept 15 (Fri)

periods 2, 4, 6

 

1) Homeworkd due: outline 2-1, 2-2, & 2-3
2) Tragedy of the Commons activity
3) Last data taking session for Mung beans and salinization.
4) AP Lab Writeup

How to do a statistical ttest

Sept 18 (Mon)

periods 1-6

  1) Grade sections III & IV of Salinization Lab
2) Ch 2 Concepts & Vocab
3) Important People Report

Sept 20 (Wed)

periods 2,4,6

  1) Presentation of Important People reports
2) Practice Vocab Quiz

Sept 22 (Fri)

periods 2,4,6

 

1) Vocabulary Quiz
2) Finish Chapter Questions Presentations
3) $100,000 Project
4) Homework due Monday: Lab Writeup for Salinization Lab; Ch 2 Quest p37: 1,6,13,14,16,19,&20
5) Eboard Postings (due next Fri)

Sept 25 (Mon)

periods 1-6

  1) Finish presentations and review for Wednesday's test

Sept 26 (Wed)

periods 2,4,6

 

1) Test over Ch 2
2) Ch 3 Vocab & Objectives
3) Work on presentations

Sept 28 (Fri)

periods 2,4,6

 

1) Student Eboard Summaries Due (10 pts for posting on time)
2) Lecture on Positive & Negative Feedback
3) Ch 3 student presentations

Oct 2 (Mon)
  1) Vocab Practice Quiz

Oct 4 (Wed)

periods 2,4,6

  1) Vocab Test (cumulative for ch 1, 2, 3) Score higher on this test than your first two, and you will get both scores replaced with the higher grade! Be sure to see ch 3 vocab sheet to see which words have been eliminated.

Oct 6 (Fri)

periods 2,4,6

 

1) Ecosystems energy transfers (trophic levels, food chains, food webs, pyramids)
2) Students work on biogeochemical cycles projects

Oct 9 (Mon)

periods 2,4,6

Students will know each element on Earth moves among reservoirs, which exist in the solid earth, in oceans, in the atmosphere, and within and among organisms as part of biogeochemical cycles.

1) Notes from 4-1, 4-2 due
2) 20 minutes to get group organized for biogeochemical projects presentations
3) Present biogeochemical cycles plays

ch 4 vocab & concepts

Oct 11 (Wed)

min day (1-6 quickly)

  1) DUE: Background research on "Primary Productivity". Include what is "net productivity" and "gross productivity"? How are they measured for terrestrial ecosystems and aquatic ecosystems.

Oct 13 (Fri)

periods 2,4,6

  1) Vocab Test ch 4 cumulative to 3,2,1. PRACTIC TEST
2) Finish Ch 4 discussions & video
3) Take home test on Ch 4