“(Environmental science is) an interdisciplinary field that integrates areas of life, physical and earth science to study and address problems facing the environment and to implement science-based solutions.” ~ Jill Nugent, Southern New Hampshire University
Tues Sept 3-Fri Sept 6, 2019: First week of school
TBA: back-to-school activities and events.
Building a poster of the natural life of Massachusetts. Use both the common and scientific names, and noting the kingdom of life for each.
We’ll look at a few examples of land animals, sea mammals, seaweed, fish, crustaceans, plants [shrubs, flowers, trees], birds, bats, and flying insects
We’ll go through the history of life on Earth.
Resource: The Nature Timeline Wallbook, by Christopher Lloyd, Andy Forshaw
Tue: Classifying plants on the tree of life. Characteristics of plants. What molecules plants need and what molecules they produce/photosynthesis.
Wed: Classifying reptila, dinosaurs, birds, and reptiles
Thur: Classifying primates on the tree of life, including humans, hominids, apes, monkeys, and other primates.
Resource: The Variety of Life: A survey and a celebration of all the creatures that have ever lived, by Colin Tudge, OUP
Sept 30-Oct 4th
Oct 7 -11
Oct 28-Nov 1