Earth and Environmental Science will transition to BIO 140 for Year 3 Students on January 14, 2013. Go to the A-B Tech Moodle for course information. Attached is a syllabus with 3rd edition textbook information, here.
During our last week of the semester, we will work on a research paper. You may select a topic within the field of Astronomy to research. (See me for ideas or to check on your topic.) The paper will be 3-5 pages, typed, and double-spaced. You must use a minimum of 5 sources, cited according to APA style. (There are several citation generators on the web to help you with this.) For more information, please access the following resources:
Thanks to our Literacy Coach, Kenny McKee, for his help assembling the research notes pages.
We will use the following PowerPoints, along with several links on my website, as we explore current wisdom in Astronomy.
Review for the space test with these key terms and ideas (consult your notes for details): Space Review
Plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes make up our current unit of study. Plate tectonics was covered with in class discussions and video clips, along with a USGS webquest.
Earthquakes will be introduced before Thanksgiving with the following PowerPoint: Earthquakes
After Thanksgiving, we will look at volcanoes, with key information coming from these slides: Volcanoes
Our Jeopardy! review is here.
Here is the minerals PowerPoint we used in class on Monday, Oct. 22nd: Intro to Minerals
We will revisit our weather outcome during the last two weeks of the grading period. We will be studying the following PowerPoint weather and climate
to review important principles of weather and we will also look at thunderstorms and tornados: violent storms
as time allows.
Our nature trail unit will take place over the first few weeks in October.
This powerpoint will set the stage for introducing our geologic and cultural history, and for discussing interrelationships: Ecology Review
Students have signed up for nature trail topics, posted here:
Here is a video link to the Francine Delany Nature Trail. 5th block will give tours of this trail on 10/15.
We began our FBR unit on Monday, August 27th with our picnic at the park. Here are some materials that accompany this unit.
3. A consideration of litter in our community and how to best measure it: Litter Lab
5. Water Pollution and its impact on our watershed will be analyzed with local litter data and using images and ideas from this PowerPoint: Water Pollution
6. Water conservation as an issue impacting our state, our country, and our region is discussed via this PowerPoint: Water Conservation
7. Refer to this PowerPoint for guidelines on how to put together a good FBR Presentation.
8. TO STUDY FOR THE FBR TEST: REVIEW THIS JEOPARDY!
POWERPOINT, STUDY LABEL AND NOTE SHEETS, REVIEW THREE CONTENT POWERPOINTS FROM CLASS (POSTED HERE).
We began to discuss weather and climate on Wednesday, 8/22. This discussion will continue through Monday, 8/27/12, with excerpts from the following PowerPoint: Meterology
You can refer to this when completing your homework assignment.