INTRO TO ES COURSE INFORMATION
Mr. Klakovich Class
phone 837-7767 ext2190
Attendance and Absences
Your attendance is extremely important in this class. If you
are absent due to illness, check my website for the class agenda to stay up to
date. (windsorhs.com) There will
often be assignments posted that you can do at home. Be sure to check in with
me when you get back. This is YOUR responsibility. Being tardy is disrespectful
and interrupts the class.
How will I be graded?
Grades will be posted on my JupiterGrades website.
Class work (done mostly in your notebook (45%)
Class activities, and written work done in class.
Tests and quizes (20%)
One for most units
Each unit will include hands-on activities that include data we collect and analyze. These labs will be written in your notebook.
Nature Journal (15%)
Every other week you will go to a special spot of your choice and write. This can be a very rewarding assignment! Check out the link on the left for more information. Nature journals will be written on separate paper and then attached into your notebook when turned in.
Class participation and attitude (5%)
It is important that you take an active role in our class. You will learn much more when you take an active roll in your education.
What we will be studying
I. Environmental Ethics – What is your view of nature and
how does this affect your relationship with it?
II. Ecosystems How do invasive species affect an area's biodiversity and why is it important?
III. Water –Where does Windsor gets its water and how is it managed?
IV. Our Carbon-based civilization - How did we become so dependent on carbon and what are the alternatives?
V. Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
What are the main causes of climate change and what are the most effective and creative ways to combat it?