Instructor: Peter M. LeTourneau pletourneau@
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Please visit our course web site for each class meeting for: Announcements and information
Syllabus and schedule
Homework postings and extra help
Animations, slide shows, class notes
Fun and useful information and linksCurrent Topic: Global Warming
Field trip prep:
Bring in old sneakers/boots, it will be wet at the pond. Store your field shoes in the bin at the back of our classroom
study tanks and terrariums: Be sure to sign up with your partner for
care and feeding duties, our little friends depend on you for food and
maintanence of their habitat.
|Quiz 1: Thursday|
HW 1-3 Organisms and their environment
All vocab, figs 1, 4, 6, and key concepts
Course syllabus and expectations
|This is our main text, be sure to bring it to class daily.|
I will be providing handouts and weblinks for additional readings.
Be sure to cover your textbook by Monday of our first full week of classes.
the environment! We will use these books again after you are done with
them. Please do not mark or highlight in the text, you will be turning
in the books at the end of the year
Science Explorer: Environmental Science
SCIENCE EXPLORER C2009 BOOK E STUDENT EDITION ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE [Hardcover]
Please read the course syllabus for information including:
guidance on how to succeed in your studies
study unit schedule
quiz, test, and project schedule
policies for grading and attendance Homework.
Click on link to download a .doc or .pdf of the assignment and study questions.
All homework is due at the beginning of class on the date annouced in class or posted on our website.
Readings for class discussion: Thinking about future generations.
Read these two stories (the second one is very short). Consider what these stories say about
our obligation to future generations. Should we care about what condition we leave the environment in
for future generations? What obligations do we have other than worrying about what we need today?
How have YOU benefitted from, or been impacted by the actions of people who were born before you?
The Man Who Planted Trees Chestnut BeamsHW1
Due Wed Sept ___HW2
Due Fri Sept ___HW3
Due Wed Sept ___HW4
Due Fri Sept ___HW5
Due Wed Sept ___HW6
Due Fri Sept ___
Biome Projectppt guidlinesteams and topicsAmerican Museum field tripGlobal Warming
New York Times global warming information center
The "Keeling" Curve shows the increase in atmospheric CO2 since 1958
The record of CO2 from the Vostok Ice Core
The location of Lake Vostok in Antarctica
Choose an article from this site for your science writing critique.Animations: Dynamic Earth The Earth's orbit and the seasons Pacemaker of the Ice Ages: Tilt, Wobble, and Orbit