Env. Science B Course Resources

Module 7: Mineral and Energy Resources

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 7: Mineral and Energy Resources 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: Electricity in Your Home

  • 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

Assignment: Minerals in our Environment

  • The handout and activity for this assignment is on page 3 of the module.
  • Do not forget to answer question number 8 in paragraph form with proper grammar, punctuation, etc.

Discussion: Nuclear Energy

  • 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.

ASSIGNMENT: Virtual Nuclear Power Plant Tour

LAB: Home Energy Audit

Lab: Biodegradable Plastics

  • The handout for this lab can be found on page 6 of the module.
  • This lab takes AT LEAST 7 days to complete. DO NOT try and start it the night before.
  • Make sure your lab report has ALL requested sections, answers ALL of the questions on page 2 of the handout, and is written in paragraph form with complete sentences, proper grammar, punctuation, etc.

QUIZ: Mineral and Energy Review

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

Project: Energy Presentation

  • The handout for this project can be found on page 8 of the module.
  • 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.
  • Make sure your project has all of the required parts listed in the handout so you can earn maximum points on your project.

TEST: Mineral and Energy Resources

  • 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.

Additional Resources

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