Working Towards Sustainability
Go through your home tonight and list everything you see that could have an
environmental impact. For example, air conditioning, lights, etc. Then on the
next column offer suggestions for how you might lessen your individual
Vocabulary Terms to Know Chapter 2
Vocabulary to know Chapter 5
evolution by artificial selection
Vocabulary to Know Chapter 6
density independent factors
Practice Problems: Energy transfer through trophic levels
1. How much energy is available for the third trophic level lions in
the Serengeti ecosystem?
Draw the base of the pyramid (producers )which have 10,000 Joules.
Calculate the amount of energy avail
Tragedy of the Commons
Data table (no fish at the beginning of round, no total fish at end of round)
1. What happened to the common resource in the part 1? Why?
2. Explain the rationale for your fishing technique in this part.
3. What fa
AP Environmental Science
Design Your Own Experiment
Why do people fertilize plants? Does it really make a difference in the growth of the plant?
Does it make flowers bloom more rapidly or vegetable plants grow larger and produce more
Personal Choice Reading Assignment
After reading a book of your choice that relates to environmental science, answer the following
questions in complete sentences, paragraph form.
1) What is the most important environmental idea that is proposed in your b
Choose an environmentally themed book of your choice on your reading level. Have
the book approved by the teacher by the given due date. Summarize each chapter
of the book in a paragraph. Submit the chapter summaries by the due date.
Out in the Community Assignment
This year all students taking environmental science will be required to satisfy an Out in
the Community requirement. The goal of this assignment is to get you out into the
community so that you can promote good environmenta
Format for Writing a Lab Report
Date of Experiment:
Due Date of Lab Report:
The effect of the IV (independent variable) on the DV (dependent variable
Provide a concise
Invasive Species Presentation
Research one invasive species and give a brief oral report using Powerpoint to the class
about that species. Make sure to include the following in your presentation:
Where the species came from
How it traveled to the new ha
Review Questions, Food Unit
Explain the idea that we have enough food in the world, but that there are starving
What is food security?
3. Explain how people in more developed countries may not have food security.
4. What are some of the down
Current Event Assignment Directions
1. Find an article that deals with the topic we are discussing. It can deal with the
topic indirectly as long as you can explain the connection. The article may come
from a magazine, newspaper, the internet, or another
Biodiversity: Review Questions
What is extirpation and how does it relate to extinction?
Why are extinction rates higher than normal?
What are the major causes of species loss? HIPPO how does each
letter of HIPPO cause a loss of biodiversity?
1. The zone of the atmosphere in which most weather occurs is known as the _
2. 99% of the volume of gases in the lower atmosphere, listed in descending order of
a. O2, N2, CO2, H20
b. H20, N2, O2, CO2
c. N2, CO2, H20, O2
d. N2, O2, H20, CO2