Environmental Science Syllabus - March 2020
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

March 2
LEARNING TARGET:

Explain the difference between weather and climate.
IN CLASS
:
Read article, discuss
Terms
How to make a concept map

TO DO:

Fuel argument assignment - subpage of Earth's Resources page on your website See example and directions here. Due on Monday, March 9.
Start concept map.
Add the terms weather and climate to your science terms page.
STANDARD:
• EP.GOV Global environmenetal problems and issues EP.3. Climate Change

4
DUE TODAY:

Concept map - 1st draft, fuel argument draft, terms page update
LEARNING TARGET:

Apply the concepts of energy and light to create an input/output model of energy budget for the Earth.
IN CLASS:

• Add this question to the Questions page on your website:  Why does someone in Brazil experience different climate than you do in here in Ohio?

Go to this website. Select 0 m or sea level, and satellite view. Zoom to a place on the US coast. Gradually increase the sea level. What happens?
•CER on weather and climate.
Watch
Climate or weather videos

STANDARD:
EP.GOV Global environmenetal problems and issues EP.3. Climate Change

5
DUE TODAY:

Updated terms page and fuel argument on webpage
LEARNING TARGET:

Apply the concepts of energy and light to create an input/output model of energy budget for the Earth.
IN CLASS
s
Add to questions page on website
Energy Budget discussion - add to Energy Budget notes summary
•Why do we, in Ohio, experience a different climate than someone in Brazil?
Albedo measurements video 

TO DO:

Energy Flow Explanation from this  doc. Put your copy in your folder.
STANDARD:
  EP.GOV Global environmenetal problems and issues EP.3. Climate Change
6
DUE TODAY:


LEARNING TARGET:


IN CLASS:

Add questions to questions page
Final argument - fuels
Terms - from concept map sheet; add to terms page and concept map
•Greenhouse gas video

TO DO:


STANDARD:
  EP.GOV Global environmenetal problems and issues EP.3. Climate Change
9
IN CLASS
  :
  Fuel argument webpage.
STANDARD:
  EP.GOV Global environmenetal probblems and issues EP.3. Climate Change
11
LEARNING TARGET:


IN CLASS
  :
  Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere lab
Analysis
STANDARD:
  EP.GOV Global environmenetal problems and issues EP.3. Climate Change
12 EARLY DISMISSAL - End of 9 weeks
IN CLASS
:
Goldilocks planets activity

STANDARD:
  EP.GOV Global environmenetal problems and issues EP.3. Climate Change

13
NO SCHOOL

 

Your online learning opportunities are listed below, on the days we would normally have class. Try to do each activity on the day it is due, or before. You may work ahead! Be creative in finding an Internet connection. As per our administration, lack of the Internet is not an excuse to stop learning! You may send me a photo of your work for verification at any time, or email with questions. I will check email several times per day. Here is a link to the web project you will complete. This link is to the website template and shows where to add the Plastic page. Here is a link to the virus videos and reflection. 

16
TO DO:

Pick up your next 3 weeks of learning at the HS between 5-7 PM. All your teachers will be there to help you get started.
Each assigned task is due the day after it is assigned.
STANDARD:

 

18
TO DO:

This doc outlines your learning for the next 3 weeks. Add it to your class folder. Check it daily, and check this site for updates.
Make your Plastic-Lastname doc, add it to your folder.
Day 1: Define plastic. Describe different types of plastics.
Add 5 photos of disposable items around your home that are made of plastic. Resize the photos so they don’t take more than 1 page. Tell what the product is, if it’s not obvious from the photo.
STANDARD:

19
TO DO:

Add links to 3 unbiased* sources that support the use of disposable plastics as not harming the environment.
STANDARD:
20
TO DO
:
Add, beneath each of March 19th’s  links, an annotated bibliography** for each of the 3 sources.
STANDARD:
23
TO DO
:
Add 3 unbiased sources that show the harm disposable plastics do to the environment.
STANDARD:

25
TO DO
:
Add, beneath each of March 23rd  links, an annotated bibliography** for each of the 3 sources..
TO DO:
ATTEND ONLINE ZOOM MEETING Check your email for invite!
1:00 PM Wednesday March 25

STANDARD:

Press conference from March 24.  Skip to 24:30 in video and LISTEN to Dr. Amy Acton. LISTEN. AND STAY HOME.

26
TO DO
:
Add a description of the plastic recycling process. What are the steps? Cite your source.
STANDARD:
27
TO DO:

How much plastic is currently being recycled? Where is it being recycled?
STANDARD:
30
TO DO:

What happens to the rest of the plastic? Where does it end up?
STANDARD:
April 1
TO DO:

What products are currently made from recycled plastic? Describe them and provide links to examples..
TO DO:
ATTEND ONLINE ZOOM MEETING Check your email for invite!
1:00 PM Wednesday March 31
  PW in your email
STANDARD:
2
TO DO:

Choose one product (could be from your photos) and brainstorm ways that product could be delivered to consumers without plastic (or using less plastic.)
STANDARD:

3
TO DO:

Refer back to the photos of products you found in your home.

  • List ways you could reduce your use of disposable plastic.
  • Identify challenges you might face with each solution


STANDARD:

*Unbiased source - in this case, a company that sells or manufactures plastics, or an organization that promotes one side of an issue, for example, PETA. 

** Annotated bibliography: include

  • A link to the page with the information
  • 2 sentences describing the infformation found at the link
  • A sentence telling speciffically why the link is relevent  (so…. NOT “The link is about how plastic is bad.”

NASA EM spectrum videos; climate and earth's energy budget links - NASA

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