A.P.E.S.

Earth Systems Schedule 2009-10

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Aug 31 (Mon)

periods 1- 6

 
1) Course & Instructor Introduction (syllabus)
2) Student Introductions
3) Green Ambassadors introduced
4) Reading assignment pp 6-16 & outline (2 page min)(due Wed)

Sept 2 (Wed)

periods 2,4,6

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

1) Outline for Ch 1 pp 6-16 due.
2) Beginning class activity: did you learn from your reading?
3) Ch 1 Question & Vocab with group poster presentations
4) Finish ch 1 reading and outline remainder of chapter (Due Fri)

Sept 4 (Fri)

periods 2,4,6

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

1) Video Affluenza
2) Finish Ch 1presentations
3) Discuss world views
4) Wind turbine competition begins!!! (How to write up a lab)

Homework: Background section of lab written (1 page double spaced typed min. describing factors that determine the speed at which a wind turbine turns.) & bring wind turbine blade materials

Sept 9 (Tues)

periods 2,4,6

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

1) Homework check
2) Video "State of the Planet"
3) Ch 1 concepts tied together
4) Green Ambassadors
5) Wind Turbine Design time

Homework: study for ch 1 vocabulary quiz (practice on Quia.com 15 questions at a time)

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

1) Ch 1 vocabulary (30 questions randomly selected. I give the definition, you write the word. No word bank for the "A's".)
2) Difficult chapter concepts
3) Wind Turbine lab

Chapter 1 Take Home Test (due on Monday morning at beginning of class, print out at home, complete at home)

Sept 14 (Mon)

Periods 2,4,6

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

1) Ch 1 Take Home Evaluated (beginning of period)
2) Ch 2 Study Guide
3) Discusss feedback systems
4) TTest and Experimental Design
5) Lab on Blade Design

Homework: Ch 2 reading & outline (due Wed)

Sept 16 (Wed)

Minimum Day

 

1) Population Problem Set

Homework: Finish outlining Ch 2 & work problem set

Sept 18 (Fri)

2,4,6

 

1) Problem Set & Outline of Ch 2 due
2) Lab details
3) Ch 2 Study Guide
4) Ultimate Blade Competition! High & Low winners 1,2,3

Homework: Ch 2 study guide questions

Sept 21 (Mon)

PLC
1-6

 

1) Eval Ch 2 Study Guide
2) We've Been Asking the Wrong Questions about Wastes questions for understanding
3) Ch 2 Concepts discussed

Homework: Study for Ch 2 vocabulary cumulative to Ch 1 (20 questions from Ch 2 and 10 from Ch 1) Practice at Quia.com

Sept 23 (Wed)

2, 4, 6

 

1) Vocabulary Test Ch2 cumulative to ch1
2) Tragedy of the Commons
3) pH activity
4) ppm concentration activity (Clean Air Challenge lab)

Homework: Ch 2 take home test

Sept 25 (Fri)

2, 4, 6

 

1) Evaluate Ch 2 take home test
2) Green Ambassador project type examples given (mtn biking club? vermicomposting? self-contained food growing system?
3) Explanation of how to write-up labs.

Homework: complete writeup of wind turbine blade lab due Monday

   

1) Peer Evaluation of wind turbine lab
2) ch 3 study guide

Homework: Ch 3 outline

    1) 25 minutes to produce posters of ch 3 concepts
2) presentation of ch 3 concepts
   

1) Video: "State of the Planet's Wildlife"
2) Sara Laiman from ECHS presents GREEN Ambassadors

Homework: Study for Mondays Ch 3 Vocab Quiz

Mon

Oct 5

2, 4, 6

 

1) vocab test
2) Ch 3 vocab quiz
3) finish ch 2 presentations
4) biogeochemical projects work

Homework: Ch 3 take home test

Wed

Oct 7

min day

 

1) Evalulate Take Home Test
2) prelab discussion for Friday's soil lab

Homework: a) bring soil sample from yard b) 1 page double spaced lab "background" over soil classification by particle size, porosity, and permeability.

Fri

Oct 9

2, 4, 6

 

1) check homework
2) porosity and permeability lab for soil samples brought
3) work on "biogeochemical cycles projects"
4) Ch 4 Concepts

Unit 1 Exam Study Guide