Earth and Environmental Science is in the homestretch. The first period class will be taking their final exam this Friday. I can't believe that the semester has passed so quickly. Last week the students finished up their "To Spray or Not to Spray?" projects. I was impressed with some of the outcomes and Thursday saw several good debates. If you are interested in the students work on this project, check out the Hall of Fame page. A couple of the pieces are listed there. This week, two students have prepared a review. First, Brian Galdamez keeps it short and sweet, followed by a fuller description from Agnes Tucker.
This week in Mr.Kite's class we started a new unit, renewable and non-renewable resources. We will only spend a couple of days on this unit. Last week was our last article review. We are getting started on preparing for our finals next week. Last week we had our project due, it was given to us a week ago and also a review worksheet. Also this week we will have a test on the final unit of the year.
Agnes contribute the following:
On Monday students got time in class to work on their food project, which was organic food vs. modern food. We were getting ready to turn in our projects which we created on Glogster and Prezi. These projects were worth a big grade in our class. Also we were getting ready for a debate the following day.
On Tuesday we were given time to get in our groups to work together in order to get ready for our debate. We were divided into four groups. Those groups were to debate against each other about how organic food is better than non-organic food. We debated throughout the entire class period and the audience got to grade the debating teams.
On Wednesday we started a new topic about land, water, and air. This topic was regarded as renewable and nonrenewable resources. What are renewable and nonrenewable resources? A renewable resource is a natural resource with the ability of being replaced through biological or other natural processes and replenished with the passage of time. While a nonrenewable resource is a natural resource which annot be produced, grown, generated, or used on a scale which can sustain its consumption rate, once depleted there is no more available for future needs.
On Thursday we continued learning about renewable and nonrenewable resources and how they affect the environment. We also got ready to turn in our article reviews on Friday.
On Friday we learned about hydroelectric, biomass, and other gases and we worked in groups to discuss what they were and we watched some videos about them.