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APES Warm-ups
Period 3
Welcome to APES!
Please find your seat.
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Edgar - 1
Clayton - 2
Mahdi - 3
Jon Coplin - 4
John Croyle - 5
Evan - 6
Justin - 7
Brian -11
Ryan - 12
Herb - 13
Skutch - 14
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Natalie - 16
Claire - 17
Sounak - 18
Milana - 19
Nicole - 21
Fatima - 22
Shreya - 23
Haley - 24
Bridgette - 25
Erin - 26
Kayla - 27
August 30, 2011
• Today in class:
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Books, syllabus
Emergency cards & lockers
Who is Ms. Mongano
Animal Cards
Review of Summer Assignment
Class website
Safety Contract & Syllabus
Ranking Environmental Problems; time
permitting
• HW: Signed syllabus and safety contract,
Summer assignment 1 & 2 due tomorrow;
chapter 1 outline/notes due Thursday, Test
Chapter 1 Monday 9/6
August 31, 2011
Warm-up: Please number your paper 1-10.
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• Water Pollution
Wasting Water
• Extinction of species
Loss of Habitat
• Acid Deposition
Land Degradation
• Desertification
Ozone Depletion
• Monoculture Farming
Decreasing Landfill Space
• Deforestation (w/o reforestation)
Damming Rivers
• Air Pollution
Overpopulation
• Threat of Nuclear War
Forest Fires
• Diminishing Wilderness areas
Depletion of Fossil Fuels
• Depletion of Natural Resources
Global Warming
• Over Hunting
Over-fishing
• Oil Spills
Introduced Species
• Littering
Overgrazing
• Increasing amounts of municipal solid wastes
Overconsumption
• Urban/suburban sprawl
Mining Waste
• Other: ________________
Chemical use w/o knowledge of
possible interactions
Lack of (human) Awareness (of human
actions)
Loss of Potential Medicines and other
products from Ecosystems
Displacement/Loss of Indigenous
People/Cultures
August 31, 2011 Warm-up
• List 5 environmental
problems/issues that are
most important to you.
August 31, 2011
• Today in class:
– Warm-up
– Collect Papers
– College Board Course Overview
– Here Fishy Fishy
• HW: Read TOC article and answer
the questions (posted on my
website: mongano.wikispaces.com)
Sept 1, 2011
• Warm-up: Explain in your own words
the concept of the tragedy of the
commons.
• Today in class:
– Chapter 1 PP (Part 1)
– The Lorax 
• HW: Read TOC and answer the article
questions
Sept 2, 2011
• Compare and contrast the
Onceler’s way of business
to Roosevelt and Pinchot’s
idea of forestry.
• HW: Study for test on Tuesday 
September 7, 2011
• Describe the scientific method and
discuss why it is useful in
understanding the world.
• HW: Chapter 2 HW due Friday
Reporting on Environmental
Racism Groups
1. Edgar, Brian, Sounak, Erin
2. Clayton, Ryan, Milana, Kayla
3. Mahdi, Herb, Nicole
4. Jon, Skutch, Fatima
5. JT, Natalie, Shreya
6. Evan, Claire, Haley
7. Justin, Sarah, Bridgette
Sept 8, 2011
• Why is it important to consider the
source when reviewing issues in
environmental science?
• HW: Chapter 2 HW due Monday.
Law quiz and data table due on
Friday 9/16.
Today in class
• Finalize your script and have a
practice run with your group.
• Video taping will begin tomorrow.
Should be about 3-5 minutes in
length.
• Only your video taped segment will
be graded.
Sept 9, 2011
• No warm-up. Get with your
group and prepare to be video
taped!!!
• HW: Chapter 2 Homework due
on Monday.
• Go Ravens, beat the Steelers!!
Sept 12, 2011
• What is the difference between a
natural experiment and a controlled
experiment? Give an example of
each.
• HW: Experimental Variables
September 13, 2011
–What is a system? Give an
example.
– HW: Math Review Problems. Quiz and
table on environmental laws on Friday.
September 14, 2011
• What is the difference between
environmentalism and environmental
science?
• HW: None but bring in your law
table tomorrow.
• Today in class:
– Warm up
– Finish Chapter 2 PP
– Work in groups to help solve math
problems from last night.
HW: None, bring in your law data table.
September 16, 2011
• Positive or Negative Feedback:
– More lions implies reduction in deer
population; that implies starvation for
lions. Less lions implies population growth
for deer leading to more food for lions
helping their growth.
– A produces more of B which in turn
produces more of A.
– Chapter 3 HW Due on Tuesday
September 19, 2011
• Name the atom/molecule below:
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B
A
September 20, 2011
• No warm up today. Leave your
Chapter 3 HW and your warm-ups
out on your desks for me to check
while you work on your project 
• Pre-requisite Quiz answers and math
problems answers will be posted on
the website today.
Sept 21, 2011
• No warm up today. Continue to work
on your project 
Sept 22, 2011
September 23, 2011
• Human impact on the sulfur cycle is
primarily in the production
of________ from industry.
• In a pond algae has 10,000kcal of
available energy. If zooplankton
consume algae and minnows consume
zooplankton, what is the available
energy to the minnow?
• HW: Email me your powerpoints.
Biogeochemical Cycle quiz on Monday.
Chapter 4 Homework due on Tuesday.
(Will be posted on the website by
tonight)
Sulfur Cycle
September 26, 2011
• Which cycle? Nitrogen, Carbon, Sulfur,
or Phosphorus
– Required for nucleic acids, ATP, cell
membranes
– Most stored in rocks, released from
volcanoes
– Can lead to excessive nutrients in water
ways, eutrophication (positive feedback
loop)
– Removal of vegetation leads to increased
greenhouse effect
• Today in class:
– Warm-up
– Finish last cycle
– Quiz
– HW: Chapter 4 due tomorrow
September 27, 2011
• What is the equation for
photosynthesis and cellular
respiration?
Sept 28, 2011
• Working in groups with the people
sitting near you, try to place the
events in chronological order.
• Today in class:
– Cats in Borneo
– Food Webbing
– HW: Review Chapter 4 PP posted on
website.
September 30, 2011
A species can withstand a narrow range of temperature. Above
100oF, there are no species present. In the range from 97100oF and 90-94oF, there are a few species present. Below
90oF there are no species present.
What would you label the range of temperature from 90-94oF
for this particular species?
• Today in class:
– Warm-up
– Finish Food Webbing Activity
– HW: Eating at a lower trophic level
October 4, 2011
• What is an environmental indicator?
Give an example.
• Collect Eating at a Lower Trophic
Level and Food Webbing Questions
• Today in class: Owl Pellet Lab
• HW: Finish Owl Pellet Lab Questions
Environmental Indicator
• Species who presence indicates a
certain environmental parameter is
present in a community.
– Cattails in FL Everglades indicates
phosphate pollution
– Trout, mayfly, dobsonfly and caddisfly
larvae indicate excellent water quality.
– Bloodworms, leeches, and pouch snails
indicate poor water quality.
– Lichens and Eastern White Pines indicate
air pollution (sensitive to sulfur dioxide and
ozone)
October 4, 2011
• What is predation? Give an example.
• Today in class:
– Collect Owl Pellet Lab
– BeginPredation Activity
– HOMEWORK: Kaibab Deer Graphing
and questions
October 5, 2011
From the 1998 AP Exam
• Today in class:
– Finish Predation Activity
• Hypothesis, Data Table, Graph, Answers to
questions 1-5.
• If you do not finish, you must complete for
homework.
October 6, 2011
• What is the difference between biotic
and abiotic components of an
ecosystem? List 3 examples of each.
• Today in class: Succession Internet
Activity. If you do not finish in class,
you must finish for homework. Test
Chapter 2, 3 and 4 on Tuesday 10/11.
• Tomorrow we will be in the media
center.
October 7, 2011
• What is abundance? What is diversity?
How are they related?
• State the competitive exclusion
principle.
• Today in class: Complete the virtual
lab. Homework: Finish Virtual Lab and
Succession Activity. Test Chapter 2,3,4
on Tuesday. Study guide will be posted
this evening on the website.
October 9, 2011
• Today in class: Collect HW –
Succession Activity and Virtual Lab
• Change by Chance Activity
• Chapter 4 PP Review
• Review Sheet for 2, 3, 4, Test
• TEST Tomorrow and Wednesday! 55
multiple choice questions on
Tuesday, 1 FRQ on Wednesday.
October 13, 2011
• Today in class:
– Collect FRQ
– Work on Chapter 5 HW due tomorrow
– READ WQI Lab for tomorrow.
October 14, 2011
• Which biome?
– Called the boreal or coniferous
forests?
– Dense vegetation, warm
temperatures, and abundant
rainfall?
– Occurs in frigid mountaintop
regions, found in high elevations.
Monday’s WQI Lab
• Dress for the weather. As of today 65O and
partly sunny. You MUST wear long pants
(ticks and poison ivy) and shoes/boots you
don’t mind getting wet. Change of
clothes/shoes.
• Divided into groups to perform 9 tests.
Some must be done outside and some will
have to be done in the lab.
• Please be prompt to class so we can start
right away.
• Visitor from Central Office (Ms. Hall) will be
here to assist as well as Ms. Canby.
WQI Lab Groups
1. Lilly, Jon, Natalie
2. Herb, JT, Sounak, Kayla
3. Skutch, Evan, Sarah, Erin
4. Claire, Justin, Milana, Bridgette
5. Edgar, Brian, Nicole, Shreya
6. Mahdi, Ryan, Fatima, Haley
WQI Test
• DO: Done outside with ampules and
photometer (Ms. Hall)
• pH: Done outside with strips. Then
done inside for more accurate reading.
• ΔT: We will not be doing this test
monday.
• Fecal Coliform: Setup inside and has to
sit with the heating pad for 24 hours.
Results will be recorded on Tuesday.
WQI Test
• BOD: Water collected in sample bottles
and then covered completely and
labeled and put in a lab drawer until
Friday.
• NO3-: Done outside (Ms. Mongano)
• PO4: Done outside (Ms. Canby)
• TDS: Done in class (Mon or Tuesday)
• TSS: Done outside with turbidity tube.
October 18, 2011
• Today in class:
– Discuss Lab from yesterday
– Check FC dishes
– TDS Test – Follow evaporation method
from your lab.
– Calculate Q values
– HW: WQ Test Table. Chapter 11 HW
due on Monday.
October 20, 2011
Which Biome?
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Characterized by areas of open grassland
with very few trees. Several large land
animals inhabit this biome.
Extremely low amounts of rainfall. Climate
can be either extremely cold or extremely
hot.
Extremely cold temperatures, treeless
landscapes, and land that remains frozen
year-round?
This biome is home to the majority of plant
and animal species in the world.
Dry climate, typically found in coastline
regions? The landscape is predominated by
dense evergreen shrubs and grasses
Home to a variety of deciduous trees
• Today in class:
– Current Events
• Listeria
• Zainsville, Ohio
– Review WQ chart that was homework on
Tuesday.
– Check Dishes for E.Coli and record on data
sheet.
– Biomes……. Questions?
– Biome Quiz
– Chapter 11 HW due on Monday
October 24, 2011
• What are the two types of aquatic
biomes? Give examples of each type.
• What is an estuary?
HW: Finish WQI and Saving Species
Quotes.
October 25, 2011
• Why are freshwater biomes
important ecologically and
economically?
• HW: Saving Species Quotes
Importance of Freshwater
Biomes
Ecologically
• Climate Moderation
• Nutrient Cycling
• Waste Treatment
• Flood Control
• Groundwater
Recharge
• Habitat for species
• Biodiversity
• Scientific Information
Economically
• Food
• Drinking Water
• Irrigation
• Hydroelectricity
• Transportation
Corridors
• Recreation
• Employment
October 26, 2011
• Do you support the idea of a “living
library” of DNA from endangered
species? Why or why not?
• HW: Chesapeake Bay Case study
posted website. Test Chapter 5 & 11
on Thurs 11/3
Discussion Points
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Javan Rhino
WWF
Is biodiversity overprotected?
Zoos and Aquariums
Invasive Species List
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Kudzu Vine
Stink Bugs
African Honeybee
Feral Pig (European
wild boar)
Nutria
Water Hyacinth
Purple Loosestrife
Marine Toad (Giant
Toad)
Hydrilla
Asian Tiger Mosquito
Sea Lamprey
Brown Tree Snake
Asian Long-Horned
Beetle
• Argentina Fire Ant
• Eurasian Ruffe
• Salt Cedar
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October 27, 2011
• What is the biggest threat to
biodiversity?
• Name the international treaty that
bans the hunting, capturing, and
selling of threatened or endangered
species?
• Name an endangered species.
• HW: Endangered Species HW Due
Monday
October 28, 2011
• What does HIPPO stand for?
• After printing of your text, a new
letter was added to make HIPPCO.
What do you think the C stands for?
• FINISH POSTERS!
• Endangered Species HW Due
Monday.
October 31, 2011
• Happy 7 Billion Day 
• What are some characteristics of
species that make them vulnerable
to extinction?
• HW: Finish Species Diversity Lab.
Test Chapter 5 & 11 Thursday.
Nov 1, 2011
• What are some characteristics of
invasive species allow them to
thrive?
• HW: Study for test on THURS and
come with questions 
Nov 2, 2011
• Why do people illegally kill
endangered or protected species?
• Questions on Chapter 5 & 11
• Finish Cane Toad Video
• HW: Study for test tomorrow 
• Market for it, brings lots of $
– Live animals for collectors, Fur, tusks
horns, food
• 2/3 of animals die in transit
• Live mountain gorilla (700 left in wild) =
$150,000
• Fur of a Giant Panda (1,600) = $100K
• Live Chimpanzee = $50k
• Live Kimodo Dragon = $30,000
• Rhino Horn = $25,000/lb
• 25,000 African Elephants killed each year
for their tusks.
• Bush Meat
• HIV/AIDS
• EBOLA

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