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Course Timeline
Unit
Title
Duration
Chapters

1st TRIMESTER


1
Environmental Problems, Politics, and World Views
2 Weeks
1,2,3
2
Water Resource and Pollution
4 Weeks
14
3
Evolution: Origin and Adaptations
2 Weeks
5
4
Ecosystems, Biological Communities, and Species Interactions
3 Weeks
4,6,7

2nd TRIMESTER


5
Population Dynamics
2 Weeks
8,11
6
Environmental Geology, Soils, and Agriculture
3 Weeks
Sections of 9, 16
7
Energy Resources
4 Weeks
9, 19,20
8
Health, Risk, and Toxicology
2 Weeks
10

3rd TRIMESTER


9
Air and Air Pollution
3 Weeks
12,13
10
Solid and Hazardous Waste
2 Weeks
15
11
Land Use and Management
2 Weeks
17,18
12
APES Exam Review
2-4 Weeks
1-20

3rd Hour Energy Companies

Weston, Eliza, and Andy: Pure Michigan Energy, Natural Gas

http://puremichigangas.weebly.com/

Eli, Carly, and Sebastiana
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4qS5fbnaUI

Rachel, Emily, and Sahan
http://gowater.weebly.com/

Bartosz,Meghan,Kendra
http://prezi.com/9fhmygegh_hk/uranium/

Benji, Alison, Dom: Coal

http://northcoal.weebly.com/

Mark, Kristina, Edward
http://shermanvilleoilenergy.weebly.com/

Elisabeth, Erica, Patty
http://solarenergyinc.webs.com/

Sarah, Sophie Cristen
unlimitedair.weebly.com


4th Hour Energy Companies

Nelly and Julia
http://nrt123.wix.com/biomass

Madison and John: MJ Natural Gas

www.natgasjm.weebly.com

Sabrina and Rachel

http://sssolarenergy.weebly.com/

Rennie and Louis R

http://geothermalenergyrocks.tumblr.com/

Connor S, Alex W and Louis S
Plainview Drilling Company

Maria and Louis-Pierre Rich

http://hydroelectricshermancity.weebly.com/successful-hydroelectric-use.html


AP Review Information

AP Environmental Science Final Exam Discussion Group

Final Exam Review Transcript

What's going on in APES this week?

Lifestyle Assessment

Science Notebook


Inland Seas Pictures

Inland Seas Evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NPFVHHJ
Teacher Evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NPGJSKP

Rouge River Pictures






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Corrected Response
Unit
Explanation of Concept Being Assessed

CHAPTER 9
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY: PROCESSES, MINERALS, AND SOILS




Objectives
1. Briefly describe the layers of the Earth's interior. Describe the internal and external Earth processes responsible for forming Earth's landscape. Be sure to distinguish three different tectonic plate boundaries and the geologic features often found at each. Explain how this knowledge is significant for understanding mineral deposits and evolution.
2. List and define three broad classes of rock. Briefly describe the rock cycle and indicate interrelationships among these classes.
3. Distinguish between surface and subsurface mining. Briefly describe three types of surface mining.
4. Distinguish between mineral resources and mineral reserves. Draw a hypothetical depletion curve. Project how this curve would be affected by the following changes in assumptions: (a) recycling of the resource is increased, (b) discoveries of new deposits of the resource are made, (c) prices rise sharply, (d) a substitute for the resource is found.
5. Evaluate the statement: "Prices of minerals determine the supply and demand of minerals." Assess the possibility of increasing mineral resource supplies through finding new deposits, improving technology of mining low-grade ore, getting minerals from the ocean, and finding substitutes.
6. Summarize the environmental impacts of extracting, processing, and using mineral resources. Evaluate the impact of the U.S. 1872 Mining Law. List seven proposals to reform the U.S. 1872 Mining Law.
7. Describe how earthquakes are caused. Describe how the severity of earthquakes is measured. Describe how losses can be reduced. Describe what causes a volcano. Describe how prediction of volcanic activity has improved.
8. Define soil horizon. Briefly describe six soil layers. Using Figure 9-18 on p. 191 in the text, compare soil profiles of five important soil types.
9. Describe a fertile soil. In doing so, be sure to refer to soil texture, porosity, loam, and acidity.
10. Describe the problems of soil erosion and desertification. Describe both world and U.S. situations and explain why most people are unaware of this problem.
11. Describe the problems of salinization and waterlogging of soils and how they can be controlled.
12. Define soil conservation. List nine ways to approach the problem of soil erosion. Be sure to distinguish between conventional-tillage and conservation-tillage farming. Describe a plan to maintain soil fertility. Be sure to distinguish between organic and inorganic fertilizers.
CHAPTER 16
FOOD RESOURCES




Objectives
1. Using Figure 16-2 on p. 379, list four types of agriculture. Compare the inputs of land, labor, capital, and fossil-fuel energy of these systems. Evaluate the green revolution. What were its successes? Its failures? Describe four interplanting strategies. Summarize major consequences of eating meat.
2. Describe the trends in world food production since 1950. Summarize food distribution problems. Define malnutrition and undernutrition. Indicate how many people on Earth suffer from these problems. List six steps proposed by UNICEF, which would help address these problems.
3. From what nutritional malady do people in developed countries suffer? Describe the health implications and what steps can be taken to alleviate the problem.
4. List twelve environmental effects of agriculture.
5. Describe the possibilities of increasing world food production by increasing crop yields, cultivating more land, using unconventional foods and perennial crops, and growing more food in urban areas. Briefly describe the role of location, soil, insects, water, and loss of genetic diversity as limiting factors of food production.
6. Describe trends in the world fish catch since 1950. Assess the potential for increasing the annual fish catch. Evaluate the potential of fish farming and fish ranching for increasing fish production.
7. Assess the pros and cons of agricultural subsidies and international food relief. Describe strategies that you feel would be most sustainable.
8. Define pesticide and list five types of pesticides. Distinguish between broad-spectrum and narrow-spectrum agents.
9. Make a case for using pesticides. List three encouraging developments in pesticide production. List five characteristics of the ideal pesticide.
10. Describe the consequences of relying heavily on pesticides. Summarize threats to wildlife and the human population.
11. List and briefly describe seven alternative pest management strategies.
12. Define integrated pest management. Analyze the pros and cons of using IPM.
13. Name three steps individuals can take to control pests in an environmentally sound way.
14. Describe a sustainable agricultural system. List twelve steps that could be taken to move toward more sustainable agriculture.
15. List three things individuals can do to move society toward more sustainable agriculture.

Soil Article

Biodiversity

Article, What is a Species Worth, will be posted on Tuesday. Sorry for the inconvenience. As a result, biodiversity lab conclusion will be due on Thursday instead of Wednesday.

How Much Is A Specie Worth?

2nd Hour

Staff Lot Biodiversity
Student Lot Biodiversity

3rd Hour

Staff Lot Biodiversity
Student Lot Biodiversity



Rouge River Water Quality Results 2nd hour
Rouge River Water Quality Results 3rd Hour

Chapter 4 Review Questions

Borneo's Moment of Truth

The Day They Parachuted Cats Into Borneo Borneo Student Activity

The Burden of Thirst

Chapter 14 PowerPt


Sample Review Vocabulary for Chapter 1,2,3

A Work In Progress


Scientific Method

Independent Variable
Dep Variable
Control
Constants
Question
Hypothesis


1
temp.
DO levels
none
size of container, type of water (river water), amounts of water, temp.
Does temperature have anything to do with dissolved oxygen?
If temp increases, dissolved oxygen decreases


2
pH level
survival rate
none
same tubing, time, concentration of solution
Do brine shrimp prefer a particular pH?
If shrimp were placed in an acid and basic solution, then shrimp would have a better survival rate in the basic solution.


3
number of seeds
biomass
one plant
sunlight, time, size of pot, type of plant, amount of dirt
Do the number of plants affect the competition of radish seeds?
If there is less competition amongst the seeds, there will be less biomass


4
concentration
death/survival rate
0%
amount of shrimp, amount of water, type of petri dish, time
What's the lethal dosage of CuSO4?
If the brine shrimp were at 10% CuSO4, then 50% or more would die.


5
herbicide
number of dead plants
none

Which herbicde works the best to kill the weeds?
If Herbicide A is used, more weeds will die


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