Environmental Science/Honors 2018-2019 Room 5-108
Westport High School Coach Wisman
Welcome to Environmental Science!!
Course Objective: This course provides the fundamental concepts of science through the following topics. Environmental Hazards & Human Health, Human Population and Urbanization ,Water Resources and Pollution Climate Change
This is a year longcourse introducing the student to the study of environmental science. We will explore the topics on the interactions of humans, other living organisms, and the environment.
Course Content Skills and Standards
A. Science Skills
- Use science process skills in laboratory or field investigations, including observation, classification, communication, metric measurement, prediction, inference and, collecting and analyzing data
- Use traditional reference materials to explore background and historical information regarding a scientific concept
- Learn and use, on a regular basis, standard safety practices for laboratory or field investigations
- Identify the significance of accurate, precise, and subjective/objective measurements, use of reliable tools, safety measure, and career training in environmental monitoring
B. Course Content Standards
1: Investigate the flow of energy and cycling of matter within an ecosystem and relate these phenomena to human society.
2: Demonstrate an understanding that the Earth is one interconnected system.
3: Describe stability and change in ecosystems.
4: Understand and describe availability, allocation and conservation of energy and other resources
5: Recognize that human beings are part of the global ecosystem and will evaluate the effects of human activities and technology on ecosystems
Student Objective(for Success): To experience hands on learning through classwork, labs, group work and applications. This will be accomplished by following the guidelines below
Bring all materials to class
Due dates on all assignments will be given, turn in those on time
Notebooks or binders are required for organization and study skills development.
Quizzes and tests are given throughout the semester. Be prepared and makeup if you miss one or do not do well (during Power Hour).
Keep planners to help keep track of all your class daily assignments and important deadlines
- 9 Weeks breakdown
- Tests/Labs/Projects 40%
* Semester Finals will be 20% of your final grade
Absences- Missed work due to an absence is to be made up within one week. It is your responsibility to come in during power hour and make arrangements. Students in CDA are required to complete all work in a timely fashion
Be Polite- Respect yourselves and each other’s learning opportunity
Be Productive- Follow directions and complete task at hand
Be Prepared- Come to class on time and with materials needed
Be Prompt- Be on time and come to class everyday
*If you choose to break a rule or disrupt the learning process then there are consequences for your actions. I will use the following as a guideline but referrals or other measures can be given at anytime
Call or email home
Referral to Dean
If you want to set up a conference please do so through the guidance office or if you have a concern please email me at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Class Supply List
1 inch Binder
2 reams of Notebook Paper
box of colored pencils
Anything else your student might use to be successful