Annie Toth & Tracy Zornow

APES Announcements:

Biome Packet (In Class Completion Check): January 11 & 12

Castle Learning Biomes TEST: Completed by midnight, January 24 (open Dec 16)

Biome Packet (Collect and Graded): January 25 & 26

Student Biome Worksheets (handed out in class):

Aquatic Powerpoint to do last 2 pages of packet:

IBESS-1 Announcements:


IBESS-2 Announcements:


Earth-Environmental Science Announcements:

Biomes Posters:

Full Curriculum: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acre/standards/support-tools/unpacking/science/earth.pdf

Paleomagnetism Animation:

CURRENT EVENTS ARTICLES! :-) Remember, if you're using these for extra credit, be sure to choose articles that (1) were published within the last week and (2) are on earth-environmental topics, not just general science. :-)
--> Newsela - articles from various sources
...This link takes you straight to their science articles, but there are all sorts of topics available.
--> NPR Science section
...This link takes you to their science articles, but you can further browse by science topic (environment, energy, etc).

Instructions for Bonus Current Events Articles:
  1. Find an article that's on an earth-environmental topic and was published in the last week.
  2. Print the article.
  3. Highlight and/or annotate the article for key points.
  4. Write a Written Response to the article: (a) minimum of 5 good summary sentences about the article's key points and (b) minimum of 5 good reflection sentences. For the reflection, you may wish to answer something like the following prompts: What do you think about this? Why is it important? What should be done in response? Does this concern you, and why? Do you have any further questions on the topic?
  5. Staple your written response to your article and submit to Mrs. Toth. Only hardcopies are accepted.
  6. You may submit one each week, due on Fridays, if you want. Each one counts as a 10-point test grade.

Additional Extra Credit Options: DUE MONDAY 4/13/15.
These are in addition to the regular weekly extra credit article analysis assignments, as explained above. So, you may submit one of the following assignments in addition to a regular current events article in one week, if you like. They count as a 15-point formal test assignment.
If you choose this one, follow the normal instructions outlined above in the 6 steps.
If you choose this one, read the article and answer the questions in the PDF document. Do not do an additional article analysis.

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Want me to write you a recommendation? Cool. Don't forget to ASK ME FIRST. :-) Fill out this form and send it back to me. Remember: I will not do your recommendation unless you give me at least 3 weeks advanced notice.

ZORNOW- I already have a full list of students I am writing a 2017 college recommendation for. If you want to be on the waiting list, let me know.
Student Recommendation Letter Folks:
- I MUST have this filled out and returned by June 11, 2016; First form turned in, first recommendation written.
- If you don't turn it in by the due date, you will be dropped from my 2016 college recommendation list (I have a waiting list).