Environmental Science
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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 links


Current Topic:  Global Warming

Announcements
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


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


Text

text
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.

Help 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]
ISBN-10:0133651045



Course syllabus and expectations

Syllabus.pdf

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 Beams

HW1   Due Wed Sept ___
HW2   Due Fri   Sept ___
HW3   Due Wed  Sept ___
HW4   Due Fri  Sept ___
HW5   Due Wed  Sept ___
HW6   Due Fri  Sept ___

Biome Project
ppt guidlines
teams and topics

American Museum field trip










Global Warming

keeling
The "Keeling" Curve shows the increase in   atmospheric CO2 since 1958


vostok-plot
The record of CO2 from the Vostok Ice Core

vostok
The location of Lake Vostok in Antarctica
New York Times global warming information center  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