The outlines, and content, for these pages are based on the AP Environmental Science Course and Exam Description (Effective Fall 2019) from the College Board*

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Pacing Guide (Outline)

Unit Cover Sheet

Bozeman Science - 001 - Environmental Science | Video Guided Notes

Bozeman Science - 002 - Environmental Systems | Video Guided Notes

Bozeman Science - 007 - Ecosystem Ecology | Video Guided Notes

Bozeman Science - 008 - Energy Flow in Ecosystems | Video Guided Notes

Bozeman Science - 011 - Biogeochemical Cycles | Video Guided Notes

Lab - Nitrogen Cycle Game (UCAR)

Project - Bee Hotels (UL

OLD Stuff (Old Version)

Activities

Activities require no materials to complete other than paper, writing utensils, the internet, and a calculator. Should be paired with a discussion / review phase after the Activity is completed.


Labs

Labs require materials (or have a setup component) to complete. When appropriate contain Hypothesis / Conclusion sections, and always have analysis paired with a discussion / review phase.

  • Content Pending Summer 2019


Case-studies & Articles

  • Content Pending Summer 2019


Documentaries

  • Content Pending Summer 2019


Test Prep

All materials listed below belongs to the College Board and AP Central, and is linked to their website. FRQ's that 'could' be used for assessment.

Students should read these, NOT try and memorize them. The goal in class is to train students to attempt the FRQ answers in a way to attain the maximum credit possible. Provide theFRQ Tips and Tricks print (author unknown), and assesses students using a 9-Point Formative Rubric that requires students to use the released Scoring Guidelines.

*Indicates a math manipulation question.


Fun and Informative Videos from the Internet (Class Openers and Hooks)

Presentation/Lecture (by SciHigg) 1.1 - Introduction to Ecosystems (YouTube) - PowerPoint - Citations Document (PDF)

Presentation/Lecture 1.2 Terrestrial Biomes (YouTube) - PowerPoint - Study Guide (PDF) - Citations Document (PDF)

  • Learning Objective (ERT-1.B) - 'Describe the global distribution and principal environmental aspects of terrestrial biomes.'
  • Concepts
    • (ERT-1.B.1) - Biomes
    • (ERT-1.B.2) - Taiga, Temperate Rainforests, Temperate Seasonal Rainforesests, Tropical Rainforests, Shrubland, Temperate Grassland, Savanna, Desert, Tundra
    • (ERT-1.B.3) - Global Distributions (Climate, Geography, Latitude, Altitude, Nutrient Availability, Soil)
    • (ERT-1.B.4) - Biomass is Dynamic

Presentation/Lecture 1.3 Aquatic Biomes (YouTube) - PowerPoint - Study Guide (PDF) - Citations Document (PDF)

  • Learning Objective (ERT-1.C) - 'Describe the global distribution and principal environmental aspects of aquatic biomes.'
  • Concepts
    • (ERT-1.C.1) - Freshwater Biomes (Streams, Rivers, Ponds, Lakes)
    • (ERT-1.C.2) - Marine Biomes (Oceans, Coral Reefs, Marshland, Estuaries), Algae
    • (ERT-1.C.3) - Fishing Resources (Salinity, Depth, Turbidity, Nutrient Availability, Temperature, Eutrophication)

Presentation/Lecture 1.4 The Carbon Cycle (YouTube) - PowerPoint - Study Guide (PDF) - Citations Document (PDF)

  • Learning Objective (ERT-1.D) - 'Explain the steps and reservoir interactions in the carbon cycle.'
  • Concepts
    • (ERT-1.D.1) - Carbon Cycle
    • (ERT-1.D.2) - Carbon Reservoirs
    • (ERT-1.D.3) - Photosynthesis & Respiration
    • (ERT-1.D.4) - Natural Sequestration & Anthropogenic Release

Presentation/Lecture 1.5 The Nitrogen Cycle (YouTube) - PowerPoint - Study Guide (PDF) - Citations Document (PDF)

  • Learning Objective (ERT-1.E) - 'Explain the steps and reservoir interactions in the nitrogen cycle.'
  • Concepts
    • (ERT-1.E.1) - Nitrogen Cycle
    • (ERT-1.E.2) - Nitrogen Reservoirs
    • (ERT-1.E.3) - Nitrogen Fixation
    • (ERT-1.E.4) - Atmospheric Nitrogen

Presentation/Lecture 1.6 The Phosphorus Cycle (YouTube) - PowerPoint - Study Guide (PDF) - Citations Document (PDF)

  • Learning Objective (ERT-1.F) - 'Explain the steps and reservoir interactions in the phosphorus cycle.'
  • Concepts
    • (ERT-1.F.1) - Phosphorous Cycle
    • (ERT-1.F.2) - Phosphorous Reservoirs
    • (ERT-1.F.3) - Phosphorous as a Limiting Factor

Presentation/Lecture 1.7 The Hydrologic (Water) Cycle (YouTube) - PowerPoint - Study Guide (PDF) - Citations Document (PDF)

  • Learning Objective (ERT-1.G) - 'Explain the steps and reservoir interactions in the hydrologic cycle.'
  • Concepts
    • (ERT-1.G.1) - Hydrologic Cycle
    • (ERT-1.G.2) - Hydrologic Reservoirs

Presentation/Lecture 1.8 Primary Productivity (YouTube) - PowerPoint - Study Guide (PDF) - Citations Document (PDF)

  • Learning Objective (ENG-1.A) - 'Explain how solar energy is acquired and transferred by living organisms.'
  • Concepts
    • (ENG-1.A.1) - Primary Productivity
    • (ENG-1.A.2) - Gross Primary Productivity
    • (ENG-1.A.3) - Net Primary Productivity
    • (ENG-1.A.4) - Units of Measurement
    • (ENG-1.A.5) - Aquatic Photosynthesis

Presentation/Lecture 1.9 Trophic Levels (YouTube) - PowerPoint - Study Guide (PDF) - Citations Document (PDF)

  • Learning Objective (ENG-1.B) - 'Explain how energy flows and matter cycles through trophic levels.'
  • Concepts
    • (ENG-1.B.1) - Biogeochemical Energy Transfer
    • (ENG-1.B.2) - Conservation of Matter
    • (ENG-1.B.3) - Trophic Levels

Presentation/Lecture 1.10 Energy Flow and the 10% Rule (YouTube) - PowerPoint - Study Guide (PDF) - Citations Document (PDF)

  • Learning Objective (ENG-1.C) - 'Determine how the energy decreases as it flows through ecosystems.'
  • Concepts
    • (ENG-1.C.1) - 10% Energy Rule
    • (ENG-1.C.2) - Laws of Thermodynamics

Presentation/Lecture 1.11 Food Chains and Food Webs (YouTube) - PowerPoint - Study Guide (PDF) - Citations Document (PDF)

  • Learning Objective (ENG-1.D) - 'INSERT'
  • Concepts
    • (ENG-1.D.1) - Food Webs & Chains
    • (ENG-1.D.2) - Positive & Negative Feedback Loops

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OLD COURSE STUFF (Pre-2019 Changes)

Video Guided Notes - I use these to drive discussion in class rather than 'lecture' in the traditional sense. For access to keys, please see the FAQ Page.

Bozeman Science Video Guides

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Activity - Activities require no materials to complete other than paper, writing utensils, the internet, and a calculator.

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Labs - Labs require materials (or have a setup component) to complete.

2-L01 Abiotic Factors

  • Grading Rubric

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Projects - Require a research & an action / engineering / design component. Usually requiring a write-up of some sort from the students research or observations.

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Case-studies & Articles

With a worksheet, or quiz component assigned after the reading.

Videos & Documentaries

With a worksheet, or quiz component assigned after the reading.

  • CONTENT

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Test Prep - All materials listed below belongs to the College Board and AP Central, and is linked to their website. FRQ's that 'could' be used for assessment. *Indicates a math manipulation question.