Thursday, April 4, 2024

Science - Week #30 quiz study guide

 Study Guide - Week #30 Science Quiz


  • Phylum Chordata. What types of animals does this include?
  • Organization of living things … Kingdom, phylum, etc …
  • Eclipse. Solar vs lunar. What are the relative positions of the Earth, moon, sun?
  • The Key terms from Monday.
  • When did vertebrate animals evolve?
  • Wavelength vs Amplitude.
  • Speed of sound, light, nerve impulse.
  • Life cycle of frogs.
  • Environmental challenges facing amphibians
  • Current environmental degradation caused by humans.
  • Mammals vs Reptiles. What distinguishes each group?
  • Bird evolution.
  • Reading a cladogram
  • Dinosaur extinction. When and why.

Environmental Science - 04.04.2024 - Thursday

 Environmental Science

Due Friday: 04.04.2024 - Thursday - 

House project prep

  1. You’ve been as asked to design a tiny home. Our recap (The story so far.)
    1. Our budget is $500,000. This will include the land and the materials for building your house.
    2. We’ve chosen a BIOME in California where we will build our house.
    3. We’ve chosen a rough DESIGN for our house.
    4. Our house will incorporate (use) some energy saving features that, once designed into the home, we do not have to pay for each month.
    5. One food item we will raise or grow for our own use. 


II.  Today: Search California for available land to purchase to place tour home.

A.  By the end of today do a write up which includes the following.


  1. The cost of the land and the left-over money to purchase materials for your home.
  2. The location of your home.
  3. The CLIMATE conditions your home will face. Is it a desert home? Forest? Central Valley? What type of weather will your house face.
  4. The wildfire threat to your location. Are wildfires a concern? Why or why not.
  5. The flood threat to your location. Is flooding going to be a potential concern and how will that change or affect your house plan?
  6. What is the nearest MAJOR CALIFORNIA RIVER to your home? 
  7. Will your home be connected to public electricity and water or will you be generating enough electricity on your own and will you collect enough water? 
  8. How much electricity will you use (roughly) per month in your home? 
  9. A MAP … Take a screen shot and show the location, on a map of California, approximately where your home will be located.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Environmental Science - Tuesday - 04.02.2024

 Environmental Studies

Web Search Assignment

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  1. Where in California do you plan on building your tiny house?
  2. In “The Biggest Little Farm” the family had to contend with hard-packed first when they arrived at Apricot Lane Farm. They, eventually, turned the dirt into soil. What is the difference between dirt and soil?
  3. The farmers planted cover crops. What are cover crops and how are they beneficial to the farm?
  4. In the first half of “The Biggest Little Farm” the farmers though of the coyote as a pest to be eliminated. Why?
  5. How did coyote end up helping with the balance achieved in the farm?
  6. What are the top four crops grown in California?
  7. What are the top four animals raised in California for food?
  8. California receives water from rain and depends upon a snow pack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, each year, to supply water to the state. What are the top four consumers of fresh water in California?
  9. Where does most of the precipitation fall in California in an average year?
  10. What two crops in California use the MOST water?
  11. Who decides where the limited supply of fresh water in California will go?
  12. In your small home project you’ll be asked to grow at least one, small, crop for your own use. What will you grow? Comment on the water needs of your chosen “crop.” (Is it a high-water-need crop or low-water-need food?

04.01.2024 Week #30