CLASS NOTES & WEB ACTIVITIES

1. APES Overview

Class Notes

Earth to America- Will Ferrell

Song: World on Fire- Sarah McLachlan

Lyrics

 

EARTH SYSTEMS AND RESOURCES (10-15%)

2. Earth Science Concepts

Geology Class Notes

Monkey Gone to Heaven- Pixies

Lyrics

Plate Boundaries

3. Atmosphere

Atmosphere Class Notes

Song: Kyoto Now!- Bad Religion

Lyrics

Weather News

3. Water Use and Management

Water Use Class Notes

Song: Bein' Green- Ray Charles

Lyrics

EPA: Drinking Water Standards

4. Soil and Soil Dynamics

Soil Class Notes

Song: The Topsoil DANCE

Lyrics

E.O. Wilson Lecture

THE LIVING WORLD (10-15%)

5. Ecosystem Structure

Biological Communities and Species Interaction Class notes

Biomes Class Notes

Song: Apeman- The Kinks

Lyrics

6. Energy Flow

Movement of Energy through Ecosystems Class Notes

7. Ecosystem Diversity, Land Use and Preservation

Biodiversity Class notes

Song: Big Yellow Taxi- Joni Mitchell

Lyrics

E.O. Wilson on Biodiversity

NPHS Plant List

8. Natural Biogeochemical Cycles

Cycling of Mater Class Notes

Song: Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)- Marvin Gaye

Lyrics

 

POPULATION (10-15%)

9. Population Dynamics

Population Ecology Class Notes

Song: Pollution- Tom Lehrer

Lyrics

10. Human Populations

Class Notes

Song: Be the Rain- Neil Young

Lyrics

Real Time World Population Count

Population Count of USA

Age Structure Diagram- Pick a country!

Ecological Footprint Calculator


LAND AND WATER USE (10-15%)

11. Agriculture

Agriculture Class Notes

Song: My City Was Gone- Pretenders

Lyrics

THE MEATRIX: from Freerangegraphics.com, this is a clever Flash cartoon which parodies the "Matrix" trilogy. Follow Leo the pig and Moo-pheus to a nightmarish world of industrial corporate farms where overcrowded animals are force fed growth hormones, waste accumulates, and water/air are polluted. On the other hand, corporate farms help keep food prices low for consumers and provide needed exports for the U.S. economy. Regardless of your view of corporate farms, visit this entertaining, thought provoking site to begin a discussion of food and agriculture issues.

GMO foods

12. Pest Control

Pest Class Notes

13. Forestry and Rangelands

Forestry and Rangelands Class notes

USGS Earthshots: Changing Earth from Space

14. Urbanization and Transportation

Urbanization and Transportation Class Notes

Far End of the World- the environment is not the only thing that is impacted by the development of western civilization

15. Public and Federal Lands, Mining and Fishing

Land and Water Use and Abuse Class Notes

16. Global Economics

Class Notes- Economics

 

ENERGY RESOURCES AND CONSUMPTION (10-15%)

17. Non Renewable Energy

a. Energy Concepts

Energy Concepts Class Notes

b. Energy Consumption

Energy Consumption Class Notes

c. Fossil Fuel Resources and Use

Fossil Fuel Class Notes

d. Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Class Notes

e. Hydroelectric Power

Hydroelectric Class Notes

f. Energy Conservation

Energy Conservation Class Notes

18. Renewable Energy

Renewable Class Notes

Alternative energy facts

Song: The 3 R's- Jack Johnson

Lyrics

 

POLLUTION (25-30%)


19.
Air and Noise Pollution Class Notes

Song: Talking Heads- AIR

Lyrics- AIR

 

Ulster County Air Quality - type in your zip code!

20. Water Pollution Class Notes

Song: The Update- The Beastie Boys

Lyrics

21. Solic Waste Class Notes

Song: Where Do the Children Play- Cat Stevens

The Story of Stuff

Running the Numbers- Chris Jordan

Seas of Plastic

22. Impacts on the Environment and Human Health

Hazards to Human Health and Chemicals Class Notes

Song: What a Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong

Lyrics

Ulster County Environmental Scorecard

 

GLOBAL CHANGE (10-15%)

23. Stratospheric Ozone

Ozone Class Notes

24. Global Warming

Global Warming Class Notes

25. Loss of Biodiversity

Biodiversity Class notes

Song: If a Tree Falls by Bruce Cockburn

26. Class Notes- Laws of APES

Song: I Feel Good- James Brown