Environmental Science Syllabus: January 2019
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7 Welcome back!
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Skim the article. Underline any term of which you are uncertain.
LEARNING TARGET:

• Describe the scope and importance of environmental science to us as humans living on Earth.
IN CLASS:
• Close read of article.
• Discussion, with sentence starters
TO DO
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• Create a Semester 1 folder in your class folder. Put all work from last semester in the folder EXCEPT your website.
STANDARD:

ENV.ES.1: Biosphere
•  ENV.ES.2 Atmosphere
•  ENV.ES.3: Lithosphere
•  ENV.ES.4: Hydrosphere
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DUE TODAY: Folder organized
ENTRY TICKET:
Label your graphic organizer handout as in the example on the screen. (5 min)

LEARNING TARGET:

Define and describe these Earth systems: hydrosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere and biosphere.
List components of each and explain the relationships among them. .
Demonstrate the use of the language of scientific investigation.

IN CLASS:
•  4 spheres note stations
•  Terms match game
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TO DO
:
Exit pass (before leaving class).
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Make a list of terms and definitions from today on a Google doc
STANDARD:

ENV.ES.1: Biosphere
•  ENV.ES.2 Atmosphere
•  ENV.ES.3: Lithosphere
•  ENV.ES.4: Hydrosphere

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DUE TODAY: Google doc of terms
ENTRY TICKET:
Open the doc with your list of terms. Think of an example statement for one term and share with a neighbor.
Fill in any missing terms or definitions. (5 min)
LEARNING TARGET:

• Do a preliminary survey of a local, regional, or global contamination issue.

IN CLASS:
Issues in Environmental Science - what do they mean to us?
Interactions activity - review3 environmental disasters to share with the class. This page on agricultural pollution may also be of interest. Explain clearly what happened in 100 words or less on this doc.. Start a list of terms on a Google doc.
TO DO
:
Gdoc of terms updates
STANDARD:

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ENV.ES.1: Biosphere
•  ENV.ES.2  Atmosphere
•  ENV.ES.3: Lithosphere
•  ENV.ES.4: Hydrosphere
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DUE TODAY: Gdoc term list
ENTRY TICKET:
Be ready to present your issue and to discuss others. (5 min)
LEARNING TARGET:

Do a preliminary survey of a local, regional, or global contamination issue.
IN CLASS:
• Sharing issues (no not those issues. The issues on the class doc.)
Create a folder called ISSUES-lastname in your class folder. Start a doc titled ISSUES-draft-lastname in the ISSUES folder and add 3 issues of interest from the list. Find some sources of information for each and add annotated links to your doc.
TO DO
:
Consider 3 issues that you might investigate as your semester project.
STANDARD:

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ENV.ES.1: Biosphere
•  ENV.ES.2 Atmosphere
•  ENV.ES.3: Lithosphere
•  ENV.ES.4: Hydrosphere
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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Llist possible topics you've considered so far. Pick one and describe why it might be a good choice. Describe 1 drawback.
LEARNING TARGET:

Explore the relationships among Earth's spheres.
Examine the information needed in our semester project.
IN CLASS:
• Introduce semester project and how to research - vetting sources, annotated bibliography

TO DO
:
Update terms doc
STANDARD:

•  ENV.ES.1: Biosphere
•  ENV.ES.2 Atmosphere
•  ENV.ES.3: Lithosphere
•  ENV.ES.4: Hydrosphere

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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
List Earth's 4 spheres with a brief definition of each and an example of how any 2 spheres interact.
LEARNING TARGET:

• Describe the role of water, C, and N in each of the earth's systems.
IN CLASS:
• Nutrient Cycle small group inquiry.

TO DO
:
Update term list from terms on today's discussion
STANDARD:

•  ENV.ES.1: Biosphere
•  ENV.ES.2 Atmosphere
•  ENV.ES.3: Lithosphere
•  ENV.ES.4: Hydrosphere

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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
 Choose either C, N, or water and explain its role in each of the 4 earth systems.
LEARNING TARGET:

• Work safely in the lab
Describe the ways toxicity is determined and labeled.
IN CLASS:
Lab Safety Stations

TO DO
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STANDARD:

• ENV.ER.2 Air and Air Pollution
• ENV.ER.3: Water and Water Pollution
18 Early dismissal - short class
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Short day - just get to work on your toxicity stations

LEARNING TARGET:

• Work safely in the lab
Describe the ways toxicity is determined and labeled.

IN CLASS:
• Finish lab safety work.

TO DO
:
Write summary - see handout
STANDARD:

• ENV.ER.2 Air and Air Pollution
• ENV.ER.3: Water and Water Pollution

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Martin Luther King Day
No School

22 2 hr delay

22 2 hr delay
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
List the 4 routes of entry and 1 way to prevent each one.

LEARNING TARGET:

•Demonstrate working safely in the lab

IN CLASS:
Ultimate Lab Safety video and discussion - What Not To Do
• Calculating LD50
TO DO
:
What Not To Do in Lab
STANDARD:

• ENV.ER.2 Air and Air Pollution
• ENV.ER.3: Water and Water Pollution


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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
What sections of an SDS are useful in this lab?

LEARNING TARGET:

Use an SDS to investigate safe handling of chemicals used in making biofuels.

IN CLASS:
• lab safety quiz
The Dose Makes the Poison
TO DO
:
Dose Makes the Poison
STANDARD:

• ENV.ER.2 Air and Air Pollution
• ENV.ER.3: Water and Water Pollution

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DUE TODAY: Final Project Topic
ENTRY TICKET:
• Turn in your Dose Makes the Poison handout and get to work in lab. ZTime is money.


LEARNING TARGET:

• Define biofuel. Synthesize it.

IN CLASS:
• Begin synthesis of biofuel

TO DO
:
 Toxicity prelab for biofuel lab
STANDARD:

• ENV.ER.2 Air and Air Pollution
• ENV.ER.3: Water and Water Pollution

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DUE TODAY: Topic choice
ENTRY TICKET:
If a 75 kg man ingests 33 milligrams of a toxin with an LD50 of .7 mg/kg, is i likely to kill him> Explain your thinking and show your calculations with an explanation.

LEARNING TARGET:

• Describe how to separate the 2 fractions of your product.

IN CLASS:
• Complete the toxicity prelab for the biofuel.

• Collect your biofuel and separate the biofuel from the waste product
• Plan how you will determine which part is the biofuel
TO DO
:

STANDARD:

• ENV.ER.2 Air and Air Pollution
• ENV.ER.3: Water and Water Pollution

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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
List all the types of energy you can.

LEARNING TARGET:

List examples of various types of energy.

IN CLASS:
• TYpes of energy card sort

TO DO
:

STANDARD:

Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations

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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Make a nice cup of cocoa before starting your e-day work.

LEARNING TARGET:

•Draft an actual plan for your semester project.
What issue did you choose? Which idea on the list of projects is it most like? What, specifically, will you do with it? Consult the Semester Project Checklist.
E-Day 1:
link to document for e-day

TO DO
:
Work on your semester project plan. Begin your research by looking up possible sources and adding the links to the ISSUES document in your ISSUES folder.
STANDARD:

• Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations
•  Recognize and analyze explanations and models
February 1
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Have a nice breakfast and take a nap. When you wake up, DO BOTH OF YOUR E-DAY ASSIGNMENTS :)

LEARNING TARGET:

Research your issue of interest for your semester project.

E-Day 2:
•Find 1 video related to your semester project topic and add it to the document you started on e-day 1.

TO DO
:
Work on your semester project plan. Begin your research by looking up possible sources and adding the links to the ISSUES document in your ISSUES folder.
STANDARD:

• Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations
• Recognize and analyze explanations and models
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