Environmental Science Course Syllabus

Unit 1 Lab Safety
A.    Safety Rules
a.       Learn how to properly use classroom equipment and materials.
                                                                          i.      Before you start
                                                                        ii.      While your working
                                                                      iii.      Emergency Procedures
                                                                      iv.      Animal Safety
                                                                        v.      Plant Safety
                                                                      vi.      Lab clean up procedures
                                                                    vii.      Safe and Successful fieldwork
b.      Learn how to handle situations that might arise
c.       Assessment- Science Department Lab Safety TEST
Unit 2 How to use your textbook
A.    Reading and Study Skills
a.       Concept Maps
b.      Key term fold notes
c.       How to make a Chapter Outline
d.      Graphic Organizers
                                                                          i.      Comparison Tables
                                                                        ii.      Spider Maps
e.       Graphing Skills
                                                                          i.      Line Graph
                                                                        ii.      Bar Graph
                                                                      iii.      Pie Graph
f.       Environmental Careers
                                                                          i.      Educator
                                                                        ii.      Engineer
                                                                      iii.      Architect
                                                                      iv.      Filmmaker
                                                                        v.      Lawyer
                                                                      vi.      Climate Researcher
                                                                    vii.      Wildlife Biologist
g.      Laboratory- Creating a Wildlife Garden
h.      Assessment- TES
Unit 3 Studying Earth
.    Chapter 1 Science and the Environment
a.       Understanding the Environment
b.      The Environment and Society
c.       Laboratory- What’s in an Ecosystem? (field lab)
B.     Chapter 2 Tools for Environmental Science
a.       Scientific Method
                                                                          i.      Hypothesizing and Predicting
b.      Statistics and Models
c.       Making Informed Decisions
d.      Laboratory- Yeast Lab (skills practice)
C.     The Dynamic Earth
a.       The Geosphere
b.      The Atmosphere
c.       The Hydrosphere
d.      The Biosphere
e.       Laboratory- Exploring Lab: Modeling Beaches

Unit 4 Ecology
A.    Chapter 4 The Organization of Life
a.       Ecosystems
b.      Evolution
c.       Diversity
B.     Chapter 5 How Ecosystems Work
a.       Energy Flow
b.      Cycling Materials
c.       How Ecosystems Change
d.      Exploration Lab: Dissecting Owl Pellets
C.     Chapter 6 Biomes
a.       What is a Biome?
b.      Forests and Grassland Biomes
c.       Desert and Tundra Biomes
d.      Internet Exploration Lab: Animals of the Grassland
D.    Chapter 7 Aquatic Biomes
a.       Freshwater Biomes
b.      Marine Biomes
c.       Exploration Lab: To much of a good thing

Unit 5 Populations
A.    Chapter 8 Understanding Populations
a.       How a populations change in size
b.      Species interaction
B.     Chapter 10 Biodiversity
a.       What is Biodiversity?
b.      Biodiversity at Risk
c.       The future of Biodiversity
d.      Exploration Lab: Differences in Diversity (field lab) 

Unit 6 Resources
A.    Chapter 11 Water
a.       Water resources
b.      Water use and management
c.       Water Pollution
d.      Field Trip: Paris Water Treatment Plant
B.     Chapter 17-18 Renewable/Non-renewable Energy
a.       Energy Resources
b.      Renewable energy resources
c.       Alternative Energy and conservation
d.      Skills Practice Lab- Consumer Energy Consumption
C.     Chapter 19 Waste
a.       Solid waste
b.      Reducing solid waste
c.       Hazardous waste
d.      Field Trip: Recycling Rewards CANOE TRIP

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