Welcome back to the second semester of APES!

I am really proud of how well most of you performed first semester.  It was a great experience to see the positive growth that so many of you showed.  The course probably seemed a little overwhelming at first, but second semester APES generally seems a little easier for students.  The content is no easier or harder during second semester; it is that you have adapted to the rigor of a challenging and fast-paced course and you should now be very comfortable with time management, searching for information and thinking abstractly.  Having those skills will make most classes feel easier now and I truly hope that you want to continue to hone your skills as a student more during second semester so that college, the work force or any other venture becomes second nature to you after high school.  From the first day of the semester, we have 37 class cycles until the AP exam so be ready to move quick.  I am sincerely looking forward to working with you all for another semester!

-Mr. Batey

Earth Systems and Resources (Ch 8) Schedule

Objective(s):

Module 24

Class Agenda:

  1. Top 10 Most Beautiful Places In The World
  2. Rare Earth Metals and Hybrid Cars (Article)
  3. Electric Car Effects on Mining (Article)
  4. Lithium Mining (Article)
  5. Gas vs. Hybrid vs. Electric Cars (Pros/Cons)
  6. Pick a car that you believe is best for the environment and write 3-5 paragraphs explaining to someone that is about to purchase a car why they should consider your choice from an environmental, economic and ethical standpoint.

Homework:

  1. Read module 24 and begin associated objectives
  2. Complete any incomplete work from class today

Objective(s):

Module 24 (Continued)

Class Agenda:

  1. Formation of the earth (Video)
  2. Layers of earth (Video) (Notes)
  3. Scaled perspective of earth's layers (Video)
  4. Tectonic boundaries (Video)
  5. Layer and boundary interactions (Video) (Volcano Types)
  6. Earthquakes and Tsunamis (Video)
  7. Summary/recap of tectonic activity (Video)
  8. Types of rock intro - compose a chart that includes information about the three types of rock. This table should include how the type of rocks form, some of the specific rocks found in this category and unique characteristics of each. You may find this information in your textbook and online. You may use this chart or include your own chart of information in your lab notebook.

Homework:

  1. Complete item 8 of agenda
  2. Finish reading module 24 and complete associated objectives.

Objective(s):

Module 25 (Mining Aspects)

Class Agenda:

  1. Review rock cycle (video)
  2. Mining Notes (Slides) (Additional Overview)
  3. Coal Mining (Video)
  4. Strip Mining (Video)
  5. Summarize types of mining (develop a chart)
  6. Mining in practice
    1. Read the following two articles (The periodic table of iPhone Elements) (Galaxy Note 7 Recall).
    2. After you have read the articles, pick a product that is comprised of elements or minerals that have to be mined in order to produce the product.
    3. Describe the supply/manufacturing chain that must take place in order to create the product that you chose.
    4. Describe the environmental and societal causes of concern that are associated with the supply chain of your selected product.

Homework:

  1. Read Module 25b (Starting with "Distribution of mineral resources...) and complete associated objectives.

Objective(s):

Module 25 (Soil Science Aspects)

Class Agenda:

  1. Discuss relationship between earth's formation, tectonic activity, the rock cycle and soil formation (Slides)
  2. Read "The interdisciplinary nature of SOIL" journal article and record your thoughts to the following questions in your lab notebook. This assignment will be graded.
  3. Discuss your thoughts on the article in lab groups.

Homework:

  1. Read Module 25a (soil science parts) and complete associated objectives.

Objective(s):

Module 25 (soil science continued)

Class Agenda:

  1. Research various soil formation concepts and properties of soil and present findings using google slides. (Guidelines here) (Slides document block 3, block 8)
  2. Review slides document (see above item) from class on your own, information from this document will be on the exam.

Homework:

  1. Complete objectives and study for chapter 8 exam next class.

What's Due on the Test Day? Late assignments are worth 50% this semester and can be turned in one week after the due date.

  1. Chapter 8 objectives
  2. Day 1 - journal entry (Pick a car that you believe is best for the environment and write 3-5 paragraphs explaining to someone that is about to purchase a car why they should consider your choice from an environmental, economic and ethical standpoint.)
  3. Day 2 - rock type summary (compose a chart that includes information about the three types of rock. This table should include how the type of rocks form, some of the specific rocks found in this category and unique characteristics of each. You may find this information in your textbook and online. You may use this chart or include your own chart of information in your lab notebook.)
  4. Day 3 - mining in practice (see day 3 agenda item 6)
  5. Day 4 - journal article questions (Read "The interdisciplinary nature of SOIL" journal article and record your thoughts to the following questions in your lab notebook.)
  6. Day 5 - soil science presentation (research various soil formation concepts and properties of soil and present findings using google slides. (Guidelines here) (Slides document block 3, block 8))

What should I study?

  1. Watch videos from each day
  2. Review assignments from each class day
  3. Review types of volcanoes
  4. Review rock cycle
  5. Rewrite your notes in a different format (venn diagrams, organizational flow charts, diagrams, etc....)
  6. Be able to describe how all information is related.
  7. Try practice quizzes after each module & chapter 8

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

  1. Module 24 (1a, 2c, 3b, 4b, 5e, 6c)
  2. Module 25 (1d, 2e, 3d, 4a, 5e, 6e)
  3. Chapter 8 (1d, 2c, 3c, 4e, 5e, 6d, 7c, 8b, 9e, 10e, 11c, 12a, 13c)

What will the FRQ's be? There will be questions associated with:

  1. plate tectonics and earth's layers
  2. mining types and pros/cons of each
  3. soil science (formation, interdisciplinary nature, etc.)

Objective(s):

Modules 24, 25 and Expanded Soil Science

Class Agenda:

  1. Chapter 8 Exam (Includes Interdisciplinary Soil Science Concepts)

Homework:

  1. Read module 29 and complete associated objectives

Contact: Jeff.Batey@D214.org