Environmental Science Syllabus - January 2020
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Jan 6
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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.
• Set up website
with this template. Save a copy to your Geology folder and SHARE THE SITE WITH ME NOW. Note how subpages are used as you will make many of them. Choose your own theme and add an appropriate picture with permission. SAVE YOUR SITE TO YOUR GEOLOGY FOLDER!
TO DO
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• Answer this question: Which area of study in the article interests you most, and why?
STANDARD:

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

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DUE TODAY:
Website set up
ENTRY TICKET:
Label your graphic organizer handout as in the example on the screen.
LEARNING TARGET:

Define and describe these Earth spheres: 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
.
TO DO
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Make a list of terms and definitions from today on the Scientific Investigation page on 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:
Terms on website
ENTRY TICKET:
Open the page 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.
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 - Choose 3 environmental disasters of interest to you. 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. Link the doc to the HOME page on your Environmental Science website.

TO DO
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Be ready to present the issues you investigated and explain why they are important issues.
STANDARD:

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

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DUE TODAY:
3 issues or disasters to present to the class
ENTRY TICKET:
Be ready to present your issue and to discuss others.
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.)
• Nutrient Cycle small group inquiry.

TO DO
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On your REFLECTIONS page, discuss an issue that you previously did not realize was important. Explain why the issue is an issue.
STANDARD:
•  ENV.ES.1: Biosphere
•  ENV.ES.2  Atmosphere
•  ENV.ES.3: Lithosphere
•  ENV.ES.4: Hydrosphere


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Reflection - Issues
ENTRY TICKET:
On your reflection page, explain a nutrient cycle. Use an example.
LEARNING TARGET:
Describe the role of water, C, and N in each of the earth's systems.
• Work safely in the lab
Define toxicity.

IN CLASS:
Finish Nutrient Cycle inquiry
What is your current understanding of toxicity? Define toxicity.
TO DO
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• On your REFLECTIONS page, define toxicity. What was your previous understanding of a toxic substance? How has your understanding changed so far?
STANDARD:

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

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ENTRY TICKET:

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

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