Dates
State Standards / Objectives
Learning Activities
Jan 30
Mon
 

1) Plan for "marketing strategies" for APES
2) Presentation prep for Ch 14 concepts & vocabulary

Jan 31
Tues
 

1) Groups prepare presentations for chapter 14
2) Ch 14 presentations and notetaking

Feb 2
Thurs
 

1) Ch 14 vocab accumulative test
2) Groundwater Community Simulation
3) How much water do you use?

Feb 6
Mon
  1) Water Usage Analysis
2) Begin Ch 15 & Choose Questions & Prep Current Events
Feb 7
Tues
  1) Ch 14 easynotes due
2) Give presentations on Ch 15 (current event required for presentations)
2) Cookie mining simulation
Feb 9
Thurs
 

1) Test ch 15 vocab test
2) Finish Ch 15 presentations

Feb 14
Tues

  Post your summaries before class starts on the class eboard
1) Ch 16 Vocab and Concepts
2) Personal Energy Project
with teacher notes
3) Ch 14 & 15 test review
Feb 16
Thurs
  1) Due: Ch 16 Questions
2) Due: Ch 15 Easynotes
3) Test over CH 15 & 16
4) example home energy audit spreadsheet (see teacher notes for formulas)
Feb 21
Tues
  1) Due: Spreadsheet calculations in hardcopy
2) Due eBoard discussion replies and peer evals
Feb 23
  1) Details of presentations (what to include & examples)
2) Book of energy types, labeled diagrams, descriptions of how they work, and advantages & disadvantages (include standard nuclear, fuel cell car, 1 solar (you pick the type), wind, & geothermal.
Feb 27
Mon
Stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects. 1) Take home ch 16 test due beginning of period (as in turn it in as you walk into class!)
2) Questions or problems need solved for Tuesday's presentations?
3) Ch 17 & 18 concepts and vocab
4) Eboard discussion on "Air Quality" or "Air Pollution" summaries due in 1 week
Feb 28
Tues
Stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects. 1) Begin presentations of home energy audits
2) Work on Booklets (due Thurs)

Mar 2
Thurs

Stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects. 1) Booklets on energy types due
2) Ch 17 & 18 Vocab Quiz (these only)
3) Presentation of Ch 17 & 18 concepts
4) Begin "Field-Testing for Ozone" Lab (lab writeup)

Mar 7
Tues

Stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects. 1) Eboard discussion summaries on "Air Pollution" due by class beginning
2) Student presentations of ch 17 & 18
3) Discuss "Ozone" lab & local article

Mar 8
Wed

  1) Introduction to lab on ozone due (needs to be 1.5 to 2 pages double spaced or about 1 page single spaced. Include all items of the lab writeup introduction)
2) Continue with presentations of ch 17 & 18
Mar 9
Thurs
 

1) Finish presentations of Ch 17 & 18, finish home audit presentations, and actually do the ozone testing strips for the ozone lab.
2) Hand in notes for presentations

Mar 13

Mon

  Please postpone ozone testing if you are doing outdoors studies. The weather does not allow the sun to do its magic on the smog.
1) Due: Responses and peer evals (If you don't agree with your peer evaluation, please reply to the eval with your opinion).

Mar 14

Tues

 

1) Turn in take home test for ch 17 & 18
2) FRQ for 17 & 18 on air pollution
3) prepare presentations on ch 19 & 20 concepts

Mar 16

Thurs

  1) 15 minutes to polish off presentations
2) Present ch 19 & 20 concepts

Mar 20

Mon

  1) Present ch 19 & 20 concepts
2) 1) Stream Water Quality Study (stream 1, stream 2, stream 3, stream 4, stream 5, stream 6, data sheet, pollution sensitive, somewhat sensitive, & tolerant)

Mar 22

Tues

 

1) finish presentations of energy audits
2) Ch 19 questions (student presentations)

Mar 24

Thurs

  1) Vocab test ch 19 & 20
2) Finish Ch 20 presentations
3) Review Question for AP Exam

Mar 27

Mon

  1) Ch 19 & 20 Exam (Notes taken from presentations and easynotes may be used, but the test is timed 50 min.)

Mar 28

Tues

  1) Go over test
2) NYC Sanitation Dept
3) Ch 21 Questions to Present
4) Presentations
5) Begin "Carrying My Solid Waste for One Week" activity

Mar 30

Thurs

  1) vocab test over ch 21
2) presentations of ch 21
3) Katrina video

Apr 3

Mon

  1) Ch 21 Test MC (may use all notes taken from ch 21)
2) EBoard Summary Due (topic: solid or toxic waste disposal)
3) Ch 22 Sustaining Biodiversity

Apr 4

Tues

  1) Trash Inventory
2) Dispose / Recycle
3) Biodiversity video
4) Biodiversity Question Prep time

Apr 6

Thurs

  1) Ch 22 Vocab Test (in 1st 5 minutes of class...no study time)
2) "trast inventory" questions due
3) Parking Lot Biodiversity Activity
4) Presentation of Ch 22 Questions
April 9th
 

Hike up Santa Ana's & Eagle Road

9:00 am at Prairie Circle, Corona

See Details & Map

April 18
  1) Finish Ch 22 Presentations
2) Species diversity Lab
April 19
  1) Take practice Earth Science Test
April 20
  1) Go over release questions from STAR Earth Science Test
2) Take home test for ch 22 due beginning of period
April 24
MON
 

1) Go over review of problems for AP Exam
2) Review Cycles
3) Population Graphs

6:00 PM in Room D102 Practice AP Exam will be given 1:30 for MC & 1:30 for FRQ

May 2
  1) Practice FRQ from 2002 AP Test
2) Due: 5 main points of chapter summaries and current event on chapter topic
May 3
  1) Gulf Coast disaster in human choices (making levees and not understanding natural processes)
May 4
  1) Main points of remaining chapters
2) Laws & Conservation Vocabulary practice on Quia
May 8
  1) Review for AP Exam
May 9
  1) DUE: responses to 18 of the chapter summaries by a) giving related mc questions, b) pics and comments about summary content, c) connections to your own summaries, or d) stating relationships of variables in found in content.
2) Bring review books to class and use time to study.
May 22
  1) Cobert Report's clip of sustainable energy interview
2) Setting due dates for project
May 23
  Due discuss progress with instructor
May 25
  Due Date: Resources for project found, printed, and highlighted
June 5
  Project Paper Due (click to see grading rubric and sample paper of how to do references) SUSTAINIBILITY PROJECT DETAILS
June 6 & 8
  Project Powerpoint Presentations given (Seniors)
June 13
  Project Powerpoint Presentations given (Juniors)