Monday, January 29, 2024

Science Notes 01.29.2024 Monday - Key Terms


Environmental Science - January 29th - Monday - Week #22

 Raising Food in California 

  1. Choose a crop, food item, agricultural product that you consume. The crop must be a California product (although, other states can raise it as well.) Examples: Almonds, Beef, chicken, oranges, salmon, crab … etc.
  2. Make one slide for each of the following.
    1. Show a map and point out the major regions where your crop or item. Is grown and produced in California.
    2. How much WATER does your item need (annually.)
    3. Environmental impact of your food item. (For example - If it is bottled water be sure to include the plastic in the bottling, the transportation costs to get the water to market, the place where the water is bottled.)
    4. Any pesticides, chemicals, or other ingredients that are regulated by the government in the production of your item.
    5. What is the DEMAND for your food item? Is demand increasing or decreasing?
    6. Where is your item originally from? How did it get to California?

III. Remember … this is a SLIDE show (Presentation) so each slide must contain a picture or diagram that relates to the slide and your chosen item.

January 29th - Monday - Week #22


Thursday, January 18, 2024

Friday, January 12, 2024

01.12.2024 - Friday -

 House Assignment - 01.12.2024 - Friday -

  1. Artist conception of your house … Add color!


A.  What STATE will your house be located?

B.  Based on the CLIMATE; What materials make sense for having an energy efficient house?

1.  Is heating an issue in cold winters? Does it regularly freeze in the winter? Are there issues with mold, pests, termites, etc?

C.  Energy - what will you incorporate into your house to help offset energy bills?

1. Solar Power?

2.  Wind power?

3.  Passive light?

D.  What is the fresh water situation in your home?

1.  City water supply?

2. Wells?

3.  Collect rain water?

III.  Insulation - Are you trying to keep heat in and cold out or the other way around?

IV.  Landscaping details - What will it look like OUTSIDE your windows? Plants? etc.

Week #19 Quiz


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