APES Homework



This will be a listing of assignments and deadlines for AP Environmental Science for Northwest High School.

Note:  Aquatic Unit Test will be Monday, March 29

Valuable information has just been added to the links page.  Listen to the podcast about cleaning up rivers in the area.  Check the links about the cleanup organizations.  Read the Wiki article about both Blood Falls and anoxic waters.  All will be valuable information.

Extra credit?  How about joining one of the cleanup events this weekend !!  Anyone game?  See the APES links page for details.

Trying to finish some of the activity sheets?  Try the Missouri DNR link for the Water Resources Center on the APES links page!

May 8-10 -  Review for AP exam, practice exams

Completed by May 7
Chapter 25 – Sustainable Cities
Chapter 26 – Economics, Environment, and Sustainability
Chapter 27 – Politics, Environment, and Sustainability

Energy and Climate Change
Completed by April 30
Chapter 17 – Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Chapter 18 – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Chapter 21 – Climate change and Ozone Loss

Populations and Communities:
Completed by April 16
Chapter 8 – Community Ecology
Chapter 9 – Population Ecology
Chapter 10 – Applying Population Ecology to the Human Population

Terrestrial Unit organization:
Completed by April 9
Chapter 11 – Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity
Chapter 12 – Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach
Chapter 14 – Food and Soil Resources
Chapter 24 – Solid and Hazardous Waste

Aquatic Systems Unit organization:
Completed by March 19
Chapter 7: Aquatic Biodiversity
Chapter 13: Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity
Chapter 15: Water Resources
Chapter 22: Water Pollution
Lab: National and Local Water Use
Lab: Water Quality Index
Lab: Water Loss Drop by Drop

Other Labs:
Lab: Soil Analysis
Lab: Soil Salinization: An Experimental Design

Chapter 7 organization:
Assignments: Critical Thinking Questions due Monday, March 1
Pre/post review questions, vocabulary, review questions, journals

Resources for Aquatic Ecosystems

The Chesapeake Bay Program – America’s Premier Watershed Restoration Partnership http://www.chesapeakebay.net/
Fantastic website.  Explore it for information about estuaries.  Some great hyperlinks here.  One of the best websites I’ve seen.

Whales and Food Webs

Voyage of the Deep
Website to explore the vents of the ocean floor.
From Voyage of the Deep.  In case you thought sunlight was the only energy source for a food web.

Jan-27: APES practice exam.  HW: correct soils exam

Review for Exam Monday:

1.   Soils.
a) Know the basic types of soil profiles, Mature, etc.
b) know the difference between soil horizons: O, A, B, C etc.  You will need to know sources of material and what kind of material is present.
2.  Know the basic differences between soil types and profiles for different climates, desert, forest, etc.
3.  Know the properties associated with the following cycles:  Nitrogen, Sulfur, Phosphorus.  When you study these cycles:
a)  know the compounds that are formed
b) Know the organisms responsible for causing changes in the cycle
c) know the places where the cycle steps occur:  example, air, in the soil, water, etc.
d) Know the problems caused by human interference with natural processes of cycles
4. Know the soil food web and basic organisms for each niche in a soil ecosystem. Example: detritovores, etc.
5.  Know any of the terms associated with these principles.
6.  There will be 3-6 questions about the material from the film Galapagos

Jan-12: Discussion of Galapagos, Soils worksheet.  HW: finish Soils worksheet

Jan-11: Finish Galapagos, part 2

Jan-8: No School, SNOW!

Jan-7: No School, SNOW!

Jan-6: Out for Funeral for my Grandmother, she was 103!!!: Watch Galapagos, part one.

Jan-5: Notes: Soil types

Jan-4: Soil profile diagrams.  Construct and label soil cross sections.

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