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1 Environmental Science Independent Study Syllabus Ch 1 Section 1: Understanding Our Environment Page 8 #1-3 Case Study: Lake Washington page 13 #1-2 Section 2: The Environment and Society Map Skills: Forest Loss Chapter 1 Test Ecological Footprint Ch 2 Section 1: Scientific Methods Case Study: The Experimental Method in Action at Keene High School P 35 #1-2 Section 2: Statistics and Models Pg 46 #1-4 Section 3: Making Informed Decisions Case Study: Saving the Everglades pg 48 #1-2 Map Skills: Biome Map Chapter 2 Test Ch 4 Section 1: Ecosystems: Everything is Connected Pg 102 #1-4 & 6 Section 2: Evolution Case Study: Darwin s Finches pg 105 #1 Pg 107 #6 Human Role in Dog Evolution Section 3: The Diversity of Living Things Pg 113 #1, 3, 4, 5 Map Skills: Park Habitat Chapter 4 Test

2 Ch 5 Section 1: Energy Flow in Ecosystems Case Study: DDT in aquatic Food Chains p 129 #1-2 Section 2: The Cycling Materials Pg 136 #2, 3,& 6 Section 3: How Ecosystems Change Case Study: Communities Maintained by Fire p 138 #1-2 Map Skills: Global Warming Chapter 5 Test Ch 6 Section 1: What Is A Biome? Section 2: Forest Biomes Case Study: Deforestation, Climate, and Floods p 161 #1-2 Section 3: Grassland, Desert, Tundra Map Skills; African Biomes Biome Project Chapter 6 test END OF 3 rd QUARTER Ch 7 Section 1: Fresh Water Ecosystems pg 190 #5 Section 2: Marine Ecosystem Case Study: Restoration of Chesapeake Bay pg 193 #1-2 Map Skills: Aquatic Diversity Pg 206 #1-6 Chapter 7 test

3 Ch 8 Section 1: How Populations Change In Size Pg 216 # 2,3,4 Yeast population Study Lab Section 2: How Species Interact With Each Other Case Study: Predator- Prey Adaptations p 220 #1-2 Map Skills: Tracking Cichlids Chapter 8 Test Ch 10 Section 1: What Is Biodiversity? Section 2: Biodiversity at Risk Case Study: A Genetic Gold Rush in the Rain Forest pg 267 #1 Section 3: The Future of Biodiversity Map Skills: Biodiversity Hotspots Invasion Species Presentation Pamphlet Project Chapter 10 Test Ch 11 Section 1: Water Resources Case Study: The Ogallala Aquifer: An Underground Treasure pg 293 #1-2 Section 2: Water Use and Management Pg 303 #1-4 Section 3: Water Pollution Map Skills: Canada s Water Pg 323 What do you Think? Chapter 11 Test

4 Ch 12 Section 1: What Causes Air Pollution Section 2: Air, Noise and Light Pollution Case Study: The Health Effects of Ground-level Ozone pg 333 #1-2 Section 3: Acid Precipitation Map Skills: Pollution Levels Earth s Resources Project Chapter 12 Test Ch 13 Section 1: Climate and Climate Change Case Study: Ice Cores: Reconstructing Past Climates pg 355 #1-2 Section 2: The Ozone Shield Section 3: Global Warming Map Skills: Different Winds Chapter 13 Test END OF 3 RD QUARTER Ch 17 Section 1: Energy Resources and Fossil Fuels Case Study: Methane Hydrates-Fossil Fuel of the Future? Pg 4 73 #1-2 Section 2: Nuclear Energy Map Skills: Coal Deposits Chapter 17 Test

5 Ch 18 Section 1: Renewable Energy Today Case Study: A Super-Efficient Home pg 493 #1-2 Section 2: Alternative Energy and Conservation Map Skills: Hydro Electric Power Chapter 18 Test Ch 19 Section 1: Solid Waste Section 2: Reducing Solid Waste Case Study: Paper or Plastic? Pg 527 #1-2 Section 3: Hazardous Waste Map Skills: Recycling Centers Chapter 19 Test Ch 21 Section 1: Economics and International Cooperation Case Study: International Whaling: Conflict and Cooperation pg 577 #1-2 Section 2: Environmental Policies in the United States Section 3: The Importance of the Individual Map Skills: National Parks Chapter 21 Test END OF 4 th QUARTER FINAL EXAM

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