A.P.E.S.

Earth Systems Schedule 2010-11

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Aug 11 (Wed)

periods 1- 6

 

1) Course & Instructor Introduction (syllabus)
2) 1st Day Essay (RTF or PDF if you don't have Word)"There Will Come Soft Rains"

Homework: finish essay, bring $.25 for (for Science Notebook)

Aug 12 (Thurs)

periods 1-6

 

1) peer evaluate "1st Day Essay" (rubric)
2) $.25 please (for Science Notebooks)
3) begin setup for notebooks
4) syllabus questions

Homework: read ch1 pp 6-16 (username: focus password: focus)(10 pt reading quiz beginning of period)

Aug 13 (Fri)

periods 1-6

 

1) Reading quiz 6-16
2) Setting up Science Notebooks (SNB)
3) Taking Cornell notes

Homework: Cornell notes text pages 6-16 written on pages 9-12 of SNB (due Monday); want a preview of vocabulary to be tested on next Friday?

Aug 16 (Mon)

PLC periods 1-6

 

1) "The Story of Stuff" view while instructor checks SNB Cornell notes.
2) Concept of sustainability discussion
3) Ch 1 Vocab & Concepts

Homework: Cornell notes text pp 16-26; reading quiz on Wed

Aug 18 (Wed)

blocks 2, 4, 6

 

1) reading quiz pp 16-26
2) preparation of student presentations
3) student group presentations

Homework: study for Ch 1 Vocabulary Exam, practice (15 words at a time), see definitions used on exam (go to "glossary" of Ch 1, only words that are on the study guide)

bring calculators on Friday

Aug 20 (Fri)

blocks 2, 4, 6

 

1) Vocab Exam (Ch 1 fill in the blank)
2) population growth & rule of 70 problems
3) Tragedy of the Commons
4) Comparison of World Views

Homework: Ch 1 Take Home Test ; doc

Aug 23 (Mon)

blocks 2, 4, 6

 

1) Evaluate take home test
2) Ch 1 relationship statements
3) $100,000 project (donate to the sustainability cause of your choice, tell us why)
4) "State of the Planet" video

Homework: Cornell Notes on ch 2 pp 27-38 (ends with "material efficiency") on pp 24-27 of SNB & prep for reading quiz on Wed

Aug 25 (Wed)

1-6 min day

 

1) reading quiz
2) discussion of the meaning behind scientific theory

Homework: Cornell Notes on remainder of ch 2 pp 39-end. Prep for reading quiz

Aug 27 (Fri)

2, 4, 6

 

1) Ch 2 pp38-end reading quiz
2) how to write up a lab
3) Salinization lab / science method

Homework: Sections I & II of lab writeup. Please use you computer compose it in the format given, correct grammar and spelling, and print it out.

Aug 30 (Mon)

1-6 plc

 

1) hand in SNB
2) finish lab

Homework: writeup sections I, II, III, IV, & V. Sections III & IV are on graph paper. Sections I, II, V are on computer.

Sept 1 (Wed)

2, 4, 6

 

1) peer eval salinity & germination rate lab
2) Ch 2 discussion and activities

Homework: study for ch 2 vocabulary test on Friday (15 words from ch 2, 15 from ch 1)

Sept 3 (Fri)

2, 4, 6

 

1) ch 2 vocab test
2) Pair and Share Ch 2 concepts

Homework: Ch 2 Take Home Test (pdf, doc) (bring calculators for Wed)

Sept 8 (Wed)

2, 4, 6

 

1) ch 2 take home due (have it printed out and completed before class starts)
2) questions about ch 2 concepts
3) half life problems
4) Ch 3 vocab & concepts (doc, pdf)
5) green ambassadors / gambassa.com

Homework: Ch 3 Cornell Notes pp 51- 63

Sept 10 (Fri)
 

1) ch 3 reading quiz
2) introduction/review of trophic levels
3) pyramid of biomass cooperative activity
4) biogeochemical cycles project

Homework: Finish reading Ch 3 (no Cornell notes, biogeochemical cycles take place of CN for 2nd half of this ch) & be ready for reading quiz from 63 to the end.

Sept 13 (Mon)
 

1) End of Ch 3 reading quiz
2) Nitrogen Cycle & Organic compounds discussion

Homework: Have 2 cycles completed by Wednesday, bring dry soil sample to class on Wed in a ziploc bag or butter dish

Sept 15 (Wed)
 

1) Soil texture, profile, horizon, permeability, porosity, & water retention overview.
2) Soil lab

Homework: Study for Ch3 Vocab Test (take practice test on Quia.com)

Sept 17 (Fri)
 

1) Ch 3 Vocab Test
2) Gary Glass (CEO of GreenTorch industries) will introduce class to http://gambassa.com where Green Ambassador credit will be earned both semesters of this year. Do something significant, measure your impact, get rewards...good idea!
3) Ch 3 concepts discussion and question completion

Homework: Ch 3 Take Home Test (doc, pdf) due Monday

Sept 20 (Mon)
2,4,6 day
  1) Evaluate take home test (ch3)
2) Unit 1 exam review
3) Unit 1 relationship statements