Climate Change - Chapter 4b & 15

Use the below links tabs to view material covered each day. It is your responsibility to review this material extensively after each class. By now most students have realized that you cannot simply come to class and take the tests. Extensive study is necessary and will be absolutely necessary prior to taking the AP Environmental Science Exam later in the year. Please develop beneficial study habits as the year progresses, so that you have the necessary study habits to perform well in college. This unit has many intraconnections within the chapter and many interconnections with material from other chapters, so it is a great unit to start developing good study habit with if you have not already.

Unit Objectives

As usual, please be sure to have your objectives complete prior to the chapter exam. No late work will be accepted. Please see this document if you lost your hard-copy of the objectives or prefer a digital copy.

Unit Files

These files will be used throughout the unit.

Module(s) Covered

  1. Mod 62: Global Change and Greenhouse Effect
  2. Mod 10: Air Currents (Homework)

In Class

  1. Brief intro to air currents (watch this video for homework)
  2. Introduction to Greenhouse Effect. (See this video if you were absent or need to review)
  3. Climate change concept mapping (See this document if you were absent or need to review)

Homework

  1. Watch this video and complete the "Global Wind Patterns & The Coriolis Effect" diagram
  2. Read modules 10 & 62 (Complete associated objectives)

Module(s) Covered

  1. Mod 10: Air Currents
  2. Mod 11: Ocean Currents

In Class

  1. Ocean Currents (see this document)
  2. Normal Ocean Current vs El Niño Events (El Niño)
  3. La Niña Events (La Niña)
  4. Review Ocean Currents (combination video)

Additional Resources

  1. Atmospheric wind pattern diagrams (basic, cells, 3D)
  2. Global ocean currents (diagram)
  3. Coriolis Effect Simplified (video clip)
  4. El Niño re-explained (video)
  5. El Niño Effects on Industry (Article)

Homework

  1. Finish ocean currents activity (above)
  2. Know El Niño well - scour the web, watch youtube videos, read your textbook, take notes, make the connections!
  3. Read module 11(Complete associated objectives)

Module(s) Covered

  1. Mod 11: Ocean Currents
  2. Mod 63: Evidence of Global Warming

In Class

  1. Climate Change Background (Link)
  2. Climate Change Pros & Cons (Link)
  3. El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Investigation (document here) (Climate Change Pros & Cons)

Additional Resources

  1. El Niño explained (El Niño, La Niña videos, combination video video)
  2. El Niño re-explained (video)
  3. Climate Change Video Gallery (Link)
  4. Global Climate Change Evidence (document here) - not necessary, but helpful.

Homework

  1. Finish in class assignments (due test day)
  2. Read module 63 (Complete associated objectives)

Module(s) Covered

  1. Mod 63: Evidence of Global Warming
  2. Mod 64: Consequences of Global Change

In Class

  1. Challenge Question - How do the properties of air and the Coriolis Effect determine how convection currents cause the development of global wind patterns? How do these global wind patterns affect ocean currents (gyres) and contribute to ENSO? How do these air and water current interactions contribute to climate change?
  2. Discuss answers to challenge question
  3. Concept map connection between all climate change concepts.

Additional Resources

  1. Adiabatic heating and cooling (video)

Homework

  1. Read Module 64 (Complete associated objectives)

Module(s) Covered

  1. Modules 10,11 (Air and Ocean Currents)
  2. Modules 62, 63, 64 (Climate Change)

In Class

  1. Concept map connection between all climate change concepts.
  2. Optional Chapter 19 Study Guide (Document)

Additional Resources

  1. Use resources from previous activities and the textbook

Homework

  1. Complete Concept Map
  2. Complete ch. 4b/19 objectives
  3. Study for exam next class (optional study guide)

What's Due on the Test Day?

What should I study?

  • Watch videos from each day
  • Rewrite your notes in a different format (venn diagrams, organizational flow charts, diagrams, etc....)
  • Be able to describe how all information is related.
  • Try practice quizzes after each module & chapter 19

How did I do on the practice quizzes after each module?

  • Module 10 (1b, 2a, 3c, 4a, 5d, 6a, 7d)
  • Module 11 (1e, 2b, 3b, 4a, 5d)
  • Module 62 (1d, 2a, 3a, 4b, 5e)
  • Module 63 (1a, 2d, 3c, 4b, 5e)
  • Module 64 (1a, 2d, 3d, 4e, 5b)
  • Chapter 19 (1a, 2d, 3e, 4e, 5a, 6a, 7c, 8e, 9c, 10d, 11c)

Module(s) Covered

  1. Modules 10,11 (Air and Ocean Currents)
  2. Modules 62, 63, 64 (Climate Change)

In Class

  1. Collect Assignments
  2. Exam (answer key)
  3. Begin Waste Generation and Waste Disposal objectives

Homework

  1. Read module 51 and complete associated objectives

Contact: Jeff.Batey@D214.org