Exam Schedule

Tuesday, 6/14/11
Red 1 7:50-9:10
Red 2 9:25 - 10:45
Red 3 11:00 - 12:20
Make-up Exams 12:30 - 2:15

Wednesday, 6/15/11
Red 4 7:50 - 9:10
White 1 9:25 - 10:45
White 2 11:00 - 12:20
Make-up Exams 12:30 - 2:15

Thursday, 6/16/11
White 3 7:50 - 9:10
White 4 9:25 - 10:45
Make-up Exams 11:00 - 2:15


June 13 (white)

In Class
Course evaluation
Semester 2 Evaluation
Review for exams

Homework
Review for Exams

June 9 (white) and 10 (red)

In class
Pass in lab write-up
Ecobottle Lab revised.doc
Monitor with fish. Note changes
Begin review for exams

Homework
Study for exams
HGS Sem 2 Review 2011.doc

June 7 (white) and 8 (red)

In class
Last data collection for analysis
Receive fish
Ecobottle Lab Analysis.doc

Complete movie

Homework
Write-up lab analysis and reflection for ecobottle lab
Begin reviewing for final exams
HGS Sem 2 Review 2011.doc

June 3 (white) and 6 (red)

In Class
Collect full set of measurements and observations (40 minutes)
Continue viewing video "Soylent Green"

Homework
Collect observations on your non-class day (including DO)


June 1 (white) and 2 (red)

In Class
We will have a guest speaker in for the whole class to give us the background for home energy efficiency and talk about green sneakers.
Picking the Low Hanging Energy Fruit.pdf

Homework
You must come in and do a complete set of data (pH, temperature, DO, and ammonia) and your daily observations!!!

May 27 (white) and 31 (red)

In Class
Collect full set of measurements and observations (40 minutes)
Begin viewing video "Soylent Green"

Homework
Collect observations on your non-class day (including DO)

May 25 (white) and 26 (red)

In Class
Learn measurement techniques and collect first set of abiotic measurements. (pH, temperature, DO, and ammonia)
Complete full set of data (observations and measurements)

Homework
Collect observations on your non-class day (including DO)

May 23 (white) and 24 (red)

In Class
Begin ecobottle Lab
Ecobottle Lab Criteria.doc
Collect specimens and set up bottles

Homework
white classes - make a data table and collect first observations on your non-class day
Review the ecobottle criteria handout. Understand why we are sampling the different parameters.

May 20 (red)

In Class
Review CO2 lab
Watch human footprint movie

Homework
Bring in bottle and make data table

May 18 (red) and 19 (white)

In Class
Complete CO2 Lab

Homework
Make graph and answer analysis questions.

May 16 (red) and 17 (white)

In Class
Review Writing a business letter and reformat using one of the pages letter templates.
Begin CO2 Lab
Sampling Carbon Dioxide.doc
HGS CO2 analysis.doc

Homework
Reformat letter

May 11 (red) and 12 (white)

In Class
Pass in letter to senator or congressperson

Our focus in class from now until the end will be to understand rates of change and sustainability and how the concepts we have explored weave into this understanding.

Today in class we will begin with several puzzles. Complete and pass in the three puzzles
Doubling Puzzles.doc

Watch video on human population. What did you think about this?

Is population growth sustainable? What does sustainability mean? Read through the handout that gives guiding questions to think about sustainability.


Watch TED video
Magic Washing Machine
Be thinking about what is the message of this video. Why is a washing machine the example used? Consider the guiding questions for sustainability in relation to thinking about everyone's desire to have a washing machine.

Finally, go to the following website
World-O-meter
Explore what this website is showing.
Use the guiding questions for what sustainability is and choose 1 event/ data set that you feel indicates sustainable conditions and 1 event/ data set that you feel indicates unsustainable conditions. Demonstrate that you understand the idea of sustainability/ unsustainability of your examples, using several guiding questions from each of the categories (environment, society, economy)

Homework
Complete anything from above that you have not finished.

May 9 (red) and 10 (white)

In Class
Complete carbon mitigation wedge activity including self, peer and teacher review of strategies
wedge_concept_teacher_guide.pdf

Group feedback form
Link to White 3 form
Link to White 2 Form
Link to Red 4 form

Homework
Complete letter to senator, congressman
Energy Plan Letter to Rep..pages

May 5 (red) and 6 (white)

In Class
Review class data from wind turbines and complete class data analysis questions
Red4Classdatawindturbine.pdf
W2Classdatawindturbine.pdf
W3datawindturbine.pdf

What are the advantages, limitation and disadvantages of wind turbines?
Wind at CHRHS - keynote presentation
Energy for ME presentation.pdf

Preparing to play the carbon mitigation wedge game next class
wedge_concept_teacher_guide.pdf

Homework
Read and prepare for wedge game
Work on Letter to US representative. Due date changed to 5/11 (red) and 5/12 (white)

May 3 (red) and 4 (white)

In Class:
Test second set of blades.

Homework:
Complete analysis of set 1 and 2 of blade designs.

April 29 (red) and May 2 (white)

In Class:
White Day class:
We reviewed the energy plan letter you need to write. Due May 9
Energy Plan Letter to Rep..pages


Conduct first test of blade design.
Begin redesign of second set of blades.

Homework:
Have second set of blades ready to test.

April 27 (red) and 28 (white)

In Class:

White Day class:
We reviewed the energy plan letter you need to write. Due May 10
Energy Plan Letter to Rep..pages

Work on first design of turbine blades. Be ready to test first design next class.
Wind Turbine Design Activity.doc
Turbine Data Table.doc

Homework:
Have first blade designs ready for testing.

April 25 (red) and 26 (white)

In Class:
Complete Energy Marketplace Simulation.
Utility Buyer Card.pdf
Producer Card.pdf

(If absent you will need to do an alternative assignment)
Energy Marketplace Alt. Assignment.pages

Homework:
Complete analysis questions of the simulation.
Energy game questions.doc
Energy Marketplace.doc
Example of game Summary.doc

Also bring any materials you want to use for your wind turbine blades.


April Break 16 - 24



April 14 (red) and 15 (white)

In Class:
Review Great Energy Debate
Review Energy Marketplace game that will be played next class.
Utility Buyer Card.pdf
Producer Card.pdf
Marketplace Game example.doc

Review Wind Turbine Design Contest
Wind Turbine Design Activity.doc
Turbine Data Table.doc

For Homework:
Relax
If ANYTHING is missing get it completed!
Make sure you are ready to start the marketplace game at the beginning of class after break.
Gather any materials you want to use for the wind turbine design contest for the following class.


April 12 (red) and 13 (white)

In Class:
Conduct great energy debate. Review how you will be scored for participation.

For Homework:
Complete analysis of energy resources
R4 - write a paragraph explaining your preferred energy source and why. Be able to talk to the disadvantages of the other sources.
W2 - no analysis because we will need to complete the debate.
W3 - Complete 4 analysis questions. Passed out in class. Great Energy Debate Reflection.pages


April 8 (red) and 11 (white)

In Class:
You will prepare for an energy debate next class. Read through the descriptor handout carefully!!

Description of the preparation and debate
Great Energy Debate Descriptor.pages

Resources
Great Energy Debate Game Adv & Disadvs sheets.pdf
Secondary Energy Infobook.pdf

For Homework:
Complete preparation for the energy debate happening in next class (highlight and underline section of the secondary energy infobook for your energy source and complete all 10 energy source sheets for advantage, disadvantage or just a fact).

If you should be absent next class for the debate you will have to do an alternative, research paper, assignment.


April 6 (red) and 7 (white)

In Class:
a. Brainstorm how human use energy
b. Reference graphic on energy use by sector
energy_use_by_sector.png
c. Discuss what a renewable and non-renewable energy resource is
d. Reference graphic on US energy consumption
US_Energy_consumption.png
e. Complete opener activity, "Exploring Energy"
Exploring Energy.pages
Link to data
f. How do we make electricity? Notes and graphic
coal_to_electricity.png
g. Finally, how do we measure the electricity consumed by each of us? Reading a meter and How to Read Your Electric Meter.
How to Read Your Electric Meter.pdf
Reading a meter.pdf

For Homework:
Read your home meter for at least 24 hours. Due 4/11
Reading Your Electric Meter.doc

April 4 (red) and 5 (white)

In Class:
Took geology quiz for quarter 3
Complete geologic timeline analysis

For Homework:
None :)