Category Archives: Integrative Nature of Environmental Science

Assignment Calendar


What is an Assignment Calendar?   This is an easy to search chronological archive of our unit!  I will post what we did in class, assignments, reminders, announcements and updates as needed.  How does this benefit you?  This is a place where you can go to check out what we did during the day (if you were missing school) and is a place where I will be posting assignments, some extra resources,  or links to blog posts of the assignment.  This post will be very helpful to you if you would like to check on a past resource or assignment if needed!




  • What’s Going On In Flint due today
  • Began thinking about what ES is


  • Watch the video below and write out jot notes for the Earth’s Spheres in your notebook for Monday’s class.  Come prepared to discuss.

Monday, SEPTEMBER 11

Tuesday, September 12

  • We talked about the History of ES
  • Watch the Bozeman Science video
  • Read 2-1 in your textbook
  • Answer the following questions as your entrance ticket for tomorrow:
    • Explain the difference between inputs and outputs and give an example.
    • What is the difference between an open and a closed system?
    • What impacts did hunter-gatherers have on their environment?  Compare this impact with the disturbances caused by other creatures such as seed-spreading birds, beavers, and herbivorous insects such as tent caterpillars.
    • Under what conditions were slash-and-burn cultivation and shifting cultivation sustainable?

Wednesday, September 13

Thursday, September 14

  • Read this article on Eco Villages.
  • We finished discussing Earth’s systems and began looking at Policies and Procedures.
  • Ted talk (below).  If you were absent please watch this.

Friday, September 15:

  • We finished the notes for this unit.  If you were absent you can find the notes here.
  • Watch the Lorax (videos below) and answered the front page of these questions.
  • I handed out the essay questions for our assessment next Friday.

Monday, SEPTEMBER 18 – Welcome Week:  Christmas

  • Corrected Lorax questions and began working on the “after viewing” and Easter Island questions.  Great discussion today!
  • Remember that we are going to the river to collect water samples tomorrow – dress appropriately and bring rubber boots.

Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 19 – Welcome Week:  New Year / Picture Day

  • Water collection day!
  • Finish correcting Easter Island questions
  • Work on essays for the assessment on Friday

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 20 – Welcome Week: Mother’s Day

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 21 – Welcome Week:  Valentine’s Day

  • Work on our Career Assignments – computer lab 6 booked
  • Science in the News presentation today

Friday, SEPTEMBER 22 – Welcome Week:  Fathers Day

  • Assessment Day!

Monday, SEPTEMBERr 25  – Open House / Academic Awards



What’s Going On In Flint????

There has been a lot of media coverage around the water crisis in Flint, Mich.  You are to write one blog post explaining what has happened, and what is being done to rectify the situation.  Read the article “It’s All Just Poison Now” to help get you started  Your blog post must contain:

  • 2 hyperlinks from sources other than the one I provided you
  • 1 video
  • A brief synopsis of what is happening
  • Your thoughts on how this will impact the ecosystems around Flint.

If you are stuck with how to embed a hyperlink this video will help you out!

Adding a video from youtube is very easy!  Just find the video you want to embed on youtube, copy and paste the link.  Click on the Media button on the left hand side of the your dashboard – choose insert youtube – paste your link into the browser.  Voila!

Once you are done creating your blog – you must scroll to the bottom of this page and choose the category you want it to go into (Environmental Science) – then publish!