• Environmental Science Materials List


    • Composition notebook
    • Folder with pockets
    • Pencils and pens
    • 1 highlighter
    • Index Cards



    • Colored pencils, crayons, or markers
    • Glue stick
    • Scissors


    Teacher needs: (please do not feel obligated!) Thank you!

    • Tissues
    • Hand sanitizer
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  • 9/16-9/20

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 9/15/2019 4:10:00 AM


    Monday: Sustainability Project Presentations

    Tuesday: Sustainability Quiz 

    Wednesday/Thursday: Vocabulary (click here); 3D Energy Pyramid (click here)

    FridayBell ringer: What do you think is the difference between a food web and a food chain? Draw an example of each; 

    Review—where does a producer get energy? What about consumers? Why does only 10% of energy “moved on” to each trophic level?;

    Food web and food chain practice sheet (get from me if absent) 


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  • 9/9-9/13

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 9/8/2019 2:00:00 AM

    Monday: Finish book notes pgs 17-37

    Tuesday: Begin working on Sustainability Project (click here

    Wednesday/Thursday: Continue working on Sustainability Projects 

    Friday: Begin Sustainability Project Presentations 


    *Sustainability Quiz will be next week 

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  • 9/2-9/6

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 9/4/2019 1:05:00 AM

    Monday-Wednesday: Holiday and Hurricane--NO SCHOOL

    Thursday: Sustainability vocabulary to flashcards (click here)

    Friday: Picture Day! Start Sustainability Project (click here)

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  • 8/26-8/30

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 8/25/2019 5:10:00 AM

    There will be a quiz and notebook check on Friday! 

    Monday: Give out study guide for quiz (click here); Vocabulary to index cards (click here

    Tuesday: Kinetic vs Potential Energy activity (must be made up before or after school if absent)

    Wednesday/Thursday: Make your own thermos lab (must be made up before or after school if absent)

    Friday: Quiz and notebook check 

    Notebook check: 

    Syllabus and lab safety contract 

    Lab equipment 

    Vocab: Homeostasis +8 flashcards 

    8 Characteristics of Life 

    2 statements about science vs. non-science 

    Scientific method foldable 

    Variables foldable 

    Observation and inference definitions 

    Hypothesis, theory, law definitions and article 

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  • 8/19-8/23

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 8/18/2019 4:00:00 AM

    Monday: Copy into notebooks: 

    1. Science is limited to natural explanations.
    2. The natural world refers to that which is perceived directly or indirectly by our senses.

    Review--Considering our senses, what are some examples of science and non-science? 

    Classification worksheet--science vs non-science (click here)

    Tuesday: Scientific method foldable; Experimental design folable (instructions given in class)

    Wednesday/Thursday: Practice ordering using the scientific method; Review observations and inferences; Write your own definitions of observation and inference into your notebook; Practice drawing conclusions using observation and inference (given in class)

    Friday: Hypothesis vs. Theory vs. Law-- discuss differences; read and highlight article; practice classifying each.

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  • 8/12-8/16

    Posted by Ashley Banta on 8/11/2019 5:00:00 AM

    Monday: Review school expectations. HW--Sign up for Remind App. 

    Tuesday: Review classroom expectations, and syllabus (parent/guardian signed by 8/23) (click here). 


    Lab Safety list to composition books; Lab equipment identification (click here); Lab Safety Contract due by 8/20 (click here); Begin Characteristics of Life Lab (must make-up with me if absent). 



    Friday: Finish Characteristics of Life Lab (must make-up with me if absent). 

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