Env. Science B Course Resources

Module 8: Populations, Biodiversity, and Politics

Instructor Information

Emily Kroutil

Email: Emily.Kroutil@gavirtualschool.org

Phone: 470-238-8663 (voicemail)

The resources in this newsletter are in addition to those found in MODULE 8: Populations, Biodiversity, and Politics of your course content. You should first go through the content and complete the quizzes and activities. These resources are to supplement your understanding of the concepts. Please contact me if you have questions!

ASSIGNMENT RESOURCES AND TIPS

Discussion: Population Growth

  • Use this RUBRIC to help you write a discussion posting that will earn full points.
  • Make sure when you respond to your classmates that you post AT LEAST a 2-3 sentence response. "I agree with..." or "I disagree with..." is not enough to earn full points for a response. You must say why you agree or disagree and back up your reasoning.

QUIZ: Vocab Quiz

  • The vocabulary words can be found on page 2 of the module.
  • Make sure to complete the vocabulary notecards assignment before you take the vocabulary quiz.
  • A digital alternative to paper notecards is https://quizlet.com

LAB: Human Populations Growth

  • The handout for this lab can be found on page 3 of the module.
  • You can go to the dropbox folder for this assignment to see the point breakdown.
  • Even though the years on your data table are not even intervals, your graph should be labeled evenly. For example, you could label your graph in intervals of 50 years.
  • Even though the number of people on your data table are not even intervals, your graph should be labeled evenly. For example, you could label your graph in intervals of 0.25 billion.
  • This site (https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx) is a great resource for creating a graph. Excel is also a popular choice. This VIDEO shows you how to create a graph with Excel.

Lab: Population Pyramid

  • The handout for this lab can be found on page 4 of the module.
  • You can go to the dropbox folder for this assignment to see the point breakdown.
  • Use the population pyramid on the last page of the handout to get an idea of how population pyramids should work.
  • Do not forget to answer the Analysis and Projected Population Pyramid Questions.

Assignment: Virtual Field Walk

  • The handout and activity for this assignment is on page 5 of the module.
  • You may have difficulty getting the videos for the field walk to load in Chrome. I've tried and they DO work in Firefox.
  • You can go to the dropbox folder for this assignment to see the point breakdown.
  • Do not forget to answer question number 3 in paragraph form with proper grammar, punctuation, etc. You should write a descriptive paragraph for EACH walk.

ASSIGNMENT: Endangered Species

  • The handout for this assignment can be found on page 6 of the module.
  • Make sure your project contains all 7 pieces of information requested in the handout, especially the Works Cited.

DISCUSSION: Cloning and Species Survival

  • Use this RUBRIC to help you write a discussion posting that will earn full points.
  • Make sure when you respond to your classmates that you post AT LEAST a 2-3 sentence response. "I agree with..." or "I disagree with..." is not enough to earn full points for a response. You must say why you agree or disagree and back up your reasoning.

QUIZ: Populations, Biodiversity, and Politics Review

  • This module covered a lot of information. Please review your notes BEFORE you begin the quiz.

Project: Environmental Laws and Acts

  • The handout for this project can be found on page 9 of the module.
  • You can go to the dropbox folder for this assignment to see the rubric.
  • Projects are worth 40% of your grade (the same as tests), so they can be a great way to bring up your test average (and thus your total grade), but they also take more time to complete than the average assignment, so plan accordingly.
  • Research ALL of the acts and then pick FIVE that you feel are the most important.

TEST: Populations, Biodiversity, and Politics

  • Check the feedback on your two quizzes from this module BEFORE you begin the test and review those weak areas BEFORE you begin the test.

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