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Chapter in Environment: The Science Behind the Stories by Withgott and LaposataTime % of MC questions on released exams% of FRQ questions 2003-2016LabsActivitiesVideosMathExtras if timeExams
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1. Science and Sustainability: An Introduction to Environmental Science1 weekEcological Footprint online quiz ; Renewable vs. nonrenewable worksheetStep Into Liquid (Easter Island Clip); National Geographic Human Footprint; Math DiagnosticFinite Oceans Video (library)
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2. Earth's Physical Systems: Matter, Energy and Geology1 weekChapters 1 and 2 is 5% of AP Exam (mostly 2)2% (all Chp 2)Convection Currents demoDescribing Earth's plates probe; Oreo/Snickers plate tectonicsEarth, Inside and Out; Red Rock Canyon video on Sedimentary Rock; NPR Carbon annimationsNOVA Japan's Killer Quake video (online)Chapters 1 and 2 Exam
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3. Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology1 weekBegin Ecocolumn LabIMAX Secret to Life on Earth video (mine); Wooly Worms lab; Bubble Lab (survivorship curves)
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4. Species Interactions and Community Ecology1 weekContinue Ecocolum Lab; Owl Pellet LabBiome Chart; Making climatograms; own pics of biomes; Gorongosa activitiesStrange Days on Planet Earth Wolves segment; Mt. St. Helens (succession) video; Redrock Canyon video (lichen) Predator/Prey Lab; Food webbing activity; EEI Important of Rain Forests and other Ecosystem ServicesChapters 3 and 4 exam
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5. Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology1/2 - 2 weeksChapters 3,4,5 is 12% of AP Exam (mostly 4 and 5)10%Productivity Virtual Lab; Continue Ecocolum Lab; Spatial Ecology Lab (if computers with Google Earth)Traveling through the Nitrogen Cycle; coloring sheets on the cycles; Eutrophication chalk drawings; NASA productivity picsSulfur Cycle Notes
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6. Ethics, Economics and Sustainable Development1/2- 1 weekGlobalization Activity; Do you know your stuff quiz; Story of Stuff; EEI 11.11.5 Lesson 1 Redwood conservation; T-shirt lessonsChapters 5 and 6 Exam
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7. Environmental Policy: Making Decisions and Solving Problems1/2 weekChapters 6 and 7 are 6 % of AP Exam (mostly 7-laws)5%Tragedy of the Commons Lab;
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8. Human Population1 1/2 weeksChapter 8 is 6% of AP Exam2%Making an Age Diagram; US Pop Pyramids; Pop Pyramic Analysis; NOVA World in Balance; TedEd Population PyramidPopulation math practice, Bird Island, Exponential GrowthChapters 7 and 8 Exam
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9. Soil and Agriculture1 1/2 weeks"What do you know about soil?" probe; Porosity and Drainage Rate of Soils Lab (CLWA and demo); Chemistry of Soil Lab(optional since new soil probes); Soil Virtual LabSoil Horizons Cake; Dirt, the Movie (40 min) on EdpuzzleMangoes and Manure MathStrange Days on Planet Earth Frog Hermaphrodites
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10. Agriculture, Biotechnology, and the Future of Food1 1/2 weeksChapters 9 and 10 are 6% of AP Exam11%Soil Salinization Lab; City Farm Virtual LabSecrets of Plant Genomes 20 min.; King Corn; Scientific NotationScenes of Agriculture USDA DVD; Hamburger Fries and a Cola readingChapters 9 and 10 Exam
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11. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology1 weekEEI Biodiversity activity; Measuring Biodiversity with Quadrats Lab (experimental design) or save for after AP ExamEndangered Species Trading cardsSaving Otter 501 (mine)Life in the Balance (library); Millenium Ecosystem jigsaw (SD ZOO); Star Trek Trouble with Tribbles
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12. Forests, Forest Management, and Protected Areas1 weekIsland Biogeography Theory 5ETruaxOriginal Lorax; Nature Surviving the FirestormPercent Change MathStory of Yosemite video (library)Chapters 11 and 12 Exam
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13. The Urban Environment: Creating Sustainable Cities1/2 weekChapters 11, 12 and 13 are 7% of AP Exam14%SymbioCity Virtual LabEEI: Los Angeles on the moveSuburbia and the End of Oil video; EEI Benefits of ecosystems goods and services
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14. Environmental Health and Toxicology2 weeksChapter 14 is 6% of AP Exam7%Toxins 5E (Serial Dilution and LC50); Biomagnification Activity in the LabRisk Activity; Notable Diseases chart; Notable Toxins chartFrontline Fooling with Nature (35 min. library)Metric MathPBS American Experience Silent Spring (first few min- online); Diseases Virtual Lab on Habitable PlanetChapters 13 and 14 Exam
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15. Freshwater Systems and Resources2 weeksWater Quality Lab; Wastewater treatment demo Or diagram/videosAquifer demonstration; SCV Water Notes; Oxygen Sag Curve DiagramMt. Hood clip (mine); Water Analysis Video (library-23 min)Dishwasher MathWater Balance simulator virtual lab; Tapped, the movie, MWD videos; SymRiver; POGIL Eutrophication
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16. Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources1 weekChapters 15 and 16 are 11% of AP Exam (mostly chapter 15)14% (mostly Chp 15)Ocean Acidification Lab (experimental design); Oil Spill Cleanup LabEl Nino Drawing Notes; Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch;Finding Nemo bonus clips on coral reef; Hurricane on the Bayou (library); NOVA Animal Emergency; Perfect Storm clip on long-line fishing;Designing a Better Fishing Net; Building a Watershed activity; EEI marine reserves; Ocean Acidification video; Aquactulture LessonChapters 15 and 16 Exam
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17. Atmospheric Science, Air Quality and Pollution Control2 weeksAir Particulates Lab (experimental design)--or move to chapter 18Air Pollution chalk Drawings; Air Pollution Chart; Air Pollution matchingDiscovery Atmosphere (Google drive); Clearing CA Skies (20 min); Health Effects of Smog (20 min); Clean Air challenge DVD (modules 2,3 20 min)EEI Effects of UV; Chapter 17 Exam
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18. Global Climate Change1 - 1 1/2 weeksChapters 17 and 18 are 18% of AP exam (mostly 17)12%Greenhouse effect coloringFrontline Power Surge; Carbon Nation DVD (1st 50 min)EEI What can ice tell us about past climate;Greenhouse gas virtual labChapter 18 Exam
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Pass out 6 week study plan for AP Exam
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19. Fossil Fuels, Their Impacts, and energy Conservation1 weekNOVA Treasure of the Earth: PowerEnergy MathSwitch video and segments; OIl on Ice; Fracking webquest
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20. Conventional Energy Alternatives1 weekElectric Power MathEEI Promise of biofuels
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21. New Renewable Energy Alternatives1 weekChapters 19, 20 and 21 are 10% of AP Exam14%Energy virtual Lab on PBSEnergy organizer chart, Energy matching; Hydrogen fuel cell car demoNOVA Saved by the sun; You’ve got the Power (15 min)Energy FRQ Math; PV Cell MathChapters 19, 20, and 21 Exam
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22. Managing our Waste1/2 weekRecycle city; Bioremediation and Phytoremediation handoutsThe Works Garbage on iTunes: Toy Story 3 chapters 29-30; Crozen Phytoremediation; Aviation Superfund; EPA videos: Pay as you throw, recycling, libby montana etc.Make a t-shirt Bag
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23. Minerals and Mining1/2 weekChapters 22 and 23 are 5% of AP Exam9%Cookie Mining LabGold Mining activityChapters 22 and 23 Exam
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Review for AP Exam2 weeks2003, 2008, Practice Exam, 2016 Exams and Diagnostics Vague and Flowery Phrases; FRQ Timing PracticeMathematics ReviewFinal Exam
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After the AP ExamSolar Cooker Lab (4 days); Quadrat Lab (2 weeks)
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