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“(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

2019-2020

Environmental Science

Tues Sept 3-Fri Sept 6, 2019: First week of school

TBA: back-to-school activities and events.

Sept 9-13

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

Sept 16-20

We’ll go through the history of life on Earth.

Resource: The Nature Timeline Wallbook, by Christopher Lloyd, Andy Forshaw
Sept 23-27

Mon: Classifying animals on the tree of life. Characteristics of animals. Major phyla of animals (phylum = group of organisms based on body plan.)

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

tba

Oct 7 -11

tba

Oct 14-18

tba

Oct 21-25

tba

Oct 28-Nov 1

tba

Nov 4-8

tba

Nov 11-15

tba

Nov 18-22

tba

Nov 25-29

tba

Dec 2-6

tba

Dec 9-13

tba

Dec 16-20

tba

Dec 23-27

tba

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