IBESS-1 COURSE CONTENT


















Don't forget 3.1 - there's no powerpoint, but there's some work that goes with the book that you'll need to do on your own.















General Stuff


IBESS Guide (first exams 2017)



GEOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT


You need to know all of the locations, on a map. The world map on the back of the page can be used, and I have more copies if you feel you've crammed too much on one page. Your test will consist of two maps - one WORLD and one NORTH AMERICA map. I have highlighted varying locations, and you tell me what they are (you'll have a word bank). You will also have to draw a few of them in... like pipelines, rivers, mid ocean ridges, mountain ranges, etc, so please be specific when finding those locations for your map.
Thursday October 6 is your QUIZ X2 on this info. It is 25 questions, weighted X2, so total of 50 points.
Tuesday October 4, I will not be in school. This is your prep day. You'll have that class period to continue finding these locations and quizzing yourselves/each other - I'll have the sub let you use Chromebooks to (a) look up the locations and (b) maybe make some Quizlets to study. You'll have NO review time on Oct6 before the quiz.
You should probably get started on finding these locations and mapping them out... but don't feel like you have to do them all before the 4th, since you'll have 90 minutes to finish finding them AND study.
If you're not good with maps, start early. I will not be covering this information in class.

Here are the instructions & maps files:








Topic 2 - Ecosystems & Ecology



**Download this, copy/paste into GoogleDocs, Share with anne.toth@cms.k12.nc.us. Define terms in the boxes & in the connections section, make connections between other terms. For example, connect Species/Population/Community/Ecosystem/Biosphere as we discussed in notes last class. Use your textbook and/or the internet.














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STREAM LAB

Stream Lab - Prelab Assignment:

https://goo.gl/forms/8OAqjmEI3gZNbymq1



Name
Lab Title
Date


2016 Data:

Caddisfly (Hydropsychidae) - 49
Leech (Hirudinea) - 5
Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) - 7
Midge (Chironomidae) - 7
Clam (Bivalvia) - 4
Damselfly (Zygoptera) - 4

Find the PTI values on the worksheets I gave you earlier this year.
FYI - Clam (Bivalvia) = PTI is 8.

NO PERSONAL PRONOUNS.


Aim of the Investigation

Background
  • What is the Major Environmental Issue this lab is addressing? Elaborate on this. At least a paragraph. Make it rich.
  • Where were we?
    • BRIAR CREEK, Charlotte, NC. urban environment, southeastern usa. In deciduous forest.
  • What types of pollutants are commonly found in streams such as this?
  • Give an overview of the surrounding area. What pollutants might you expect to see in the water?
  • How can water quality be measured (in general)?
  • What are indicator species? Why does this lab study macroinvertebrates?

Research Question (state it again)

Hypothesis & Justification (short and sweet)


Procedures
  • Describe your methodology. Use numbered steps, like instructions your teacher may give you for a lab. Were you working in a team? explain. Remember, you're telling someone from IB (who may be in a foreign country) about this investigation and location, so be specific.
  • Be sure to explain how you identified the macroinvertebrates. Be specific.
    • LaMotte macroinvertebrate ID cards
    • Stroud Water Research Center ID keys
  • Add a step to your procedures for recording surrounding conditions... Stream bank characterization, current & recent weather conditions, time of day, other background comments about stream quality you noticed (trash present, etc)
  • Be sure to JUSTIFY the choice of sampling strategy you used.

Risk Assessment - How to minimize your own personal risk, and how to be ethical in your methodology (how will you treat the organisms, the habitat, etc).

Data Table - units, clarity, and ease-of-understanding/reading are important.
  • Quantitative data & Qualitative data should be included.


Data Processing & Presentation -
  • calculate values, and put them in context (give scale).
  • Show your calculations (if you have several of the same calculation, you may show one calculation as a sample, be always be sure you're explaining the calculation - What is each variable, etc).
  • Include graphs as appropriate.


Discussion/Analysis
  • What does your data say about the water quality? HOW DO YOU KNOW? DISCUSS.
  • Be sure to discuss ALL of your calculations and graphs (if included).
  • Speak in generalities as well… “the presence of _ indicates_ ” or something like that.
  • Interpret trends, patterns, or relationships in the data, so that a valid conclusion to the research question is deduced.


Conclusion
  • What was the water quality?
  • Was your hypothesis SUPPORTED or REFUTED? Why?


Evaluation

  • Evaluate the conclusion in the context of the environmental issue
  • Evaluate the lab: Discuss Strengths, Weaknesses, Limitations of the method used
  • Suggest modifications addressing one or more significant weaknesses with large effect
  • Suggest further areas of research


Applications

  • Justify one potential application and/or solution to the environmental issue that has been discussed in the context, based on the findings of the study
  • Evaluate the relevant strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of this solution.








Topic 3 - Biodiversity & Conservation







Topic 4 - Water & Water Pollution (4.1, 4.2, 4.4 Only)

(4.3 Aquatic Food Production will be later)







CHAPTER 1


CH 1 HW IBESS 11-12.doc
Chapter 1 NOTES IBESS (S) 11-12.doc





CASE STUDIES!!!

BPA:
--> http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/04/beyond-bpa-could-bpa-free-products-be-just-as-unsafe/237246/
Faroe Islands Whaling:
--> http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/faroe605/video_index.html
--> http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/faroe605/whaling.html
Monarch Butterfly Decline:
--> http://monarchwatch.org/conserve/
Mongoose Introduction:
--> http://www.columbia.edu/itc/cerc/danoff-burg/invasion_bio/inv_spp_summ/Herpestes_auropunctatus.html
Kudzu:
--> http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_010253.pdf
Methane in Icecaps:
--> http://www.nbcnews.com/id/40316649/ns/us_news-environment/t/methane-seeping-siberian-ice-climate-concern/#.Uic0DK7-3uo
Montreal Protocol:
--> http://www.epa.gov/ozone/downloads/MP20_QandA.pdf
--> (General Science #5-6, Policy/Regulatory #1-4, Future of Ozone Protection #1, 2, 8)
Tropical Rainforest Soil Nutrients:
--> http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/globalchange1/current/lectures/kling/rainforest/rainforest.html


CHAPTER 2

Ch 2 Notes (S) 11-12.doc
Ch 2 HW 11-12.doc
variables_and_controls.pdf
Variable Practice.pdf
Graph Paper: http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/plain/




CHAPTER 3

Ch 3 Notes 11-12.doc
Ch 3 HW 11-12.doc
Environmentalist Name-Droppers.doc
Environmentalist Name-Droppers Rubric.doc
Facebook_sample_page_-_JFK.ppt

CHAPTER 6

Chapter 6 Test Images.doc
CH 6 HW 11-12.doc
Ch 6 - Earth Science Unit Notes IBESS 11-12 (S).doc
Cycles Activity (S) CARDS.doc


CHAPTER 14


Soil Flow Chart for Soil Activity.doc
Soil Science Notes IBESS (S) 09-10.doc
soil texture by feel.pdf
SOIL READING GUIDE 09-10 (S) (R&B-MILLER).doc


MIDTERM REVIEW


For online vocab quizzing and some practice questions, go here:
http://myersparkenvironmental.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/Student+%26+Parent+Resources (click on the second link)


(more questions than I gave you initially)
(questions only)
(answer key)

(label this stuff using the terms at the top of the page)
(practice multiple-choice questions - I haven't read all of these, but after skimming, they seem good).



CHAPTER 4





CHAPTER 5


No Impact Week- GUIDE.pdf




CHAPTER 16




CHAPTER 17




CHAPTER 7





CHAPTER 13





CHAPTER 21