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Cycle 4 - The Big Push
 
Cycle ends this Friday 2/7
 
Begin Unit on Land Use
 
APES:
 
Read: Chapters 18,19 and 23
 
Due: Coal Lab Wednesday 50 points
 
Activities: 
Landfill and Leachates Lab
Incineration Lab
 
 
SYSTEMS:
 
Read: Chapter 14
Nonrenewable Resource Lab Due
 
Begin:
Study Guide CH 14 50 points
Coal Lab 75 points
 
 
 
 
 

Course Outline – Topics

UNIT

Topics

Chapter

Introduction To Environmental Issues

Sustainability, Social Equity, Economics and the Environment

1 + 11

Ecosystems

Ecology, Biomes, Energy Flow and Change, Biogeochemical Cycles

2, 3 & 4

Population

Population Biology, Human Demography, Poverty, Human impact on the Natural World

5 & 6

Water Use, Pollution and Management

Sources, Groundwater, Water Quality, Human Use, Sewage Treatment, Conservation, Remediation, Clean Water Act

7 & 17

Soil and Agriculture and Human Health

Erosion, Food Production, Risk analysis, Pesticides

8, 9, 15 & 16

Biodiversity

Extinction, Endangered Species, Conservation

10

Energy

Nonrenewable and Renewable Sources, Consumption and Pollution, Efficiency and Conservation

12, 13 & 14

Solid Waste

Disposal, Prevention, 3 R’s, Hazardous Waste

18 & 19

Air Pollution and Climate Change

Historical Patterns, Human Impact, Modeling Climatic Factors, IPCC, Outcomes and Mitigation Strategies

20 & 21

Sustainable Communities

Stakeholders, Cost – Benefit Analysis, and Urban Sprawl

22 & 23