Highly Energetic Infographics

Highly Energetic Infographics

The Enviro Sci class completed work on their infographics on various sources of energy. There was a wide range of sources selected and some very creative ways of displaying data in an engaging way. Most used some form of computer software or online tools to create...
How Does Soil Degrade?

How Does Soil Degrade?

Following their soil analysis activities, Enviro Sci worked in small groups to create flowcharts about the processes soil degradation. They included all topics covered in class and made some nice visual...
A Long Hard Look at Soil

A Long Hard Look at Soil

Enviro Sci students spent a few classes investigating the soil types in various areas around the school campus. They performed a number of tests and recorded observations in their chosen area, then presented their findings in Google Presentations (below)....
Diagramming Earth’s Systems

Diagramming Earth’s Systems

Enviro Sci students have had lots of practice creating systems diagrams this year to better understand various processes. This activity required them to visually show how the systems of the earth are interconnected (biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, etc.). They had...
Visualizing Populations

Visualizing Populations

Enviro Sci students were challenged to take a data set from their textbook [IB Environmental Systems & Societies] and come up with a creative way to visualize the information in order to better understand the data. The groups came up with some interesting and...
Up to the Lakes

Up to the Lakes

EnviroSci 11+12 took a trip north to Lake Izunuma & Lake Uchinuma, a great place to go for learning about the local ecology. The lakes are the home for a number of bird species and some of them migrate down from Russia during the winter and live in the area. After...
Dichotomous Shoes

Dichotomous Shoes

EnviroSci 11+12 were introduced/refreshed about the concept of dichotomous keys with a challenge activity.They were all asked to contribute one of their shoes to the class shoe collection. In two separate teams, they had to classify all the shoes based on different...
Likin’ the Lincoln

Likin’ the Lincoln

EnviroSci 11+12 continued with their activities using various sampling methods by investigating the usefulness of the Lincoln Index process of estimating populations. Also known as the ‘Capture-Mark-Recapture’ technique, students chose a classroom item...
A Sample of Sampling Techniques

A Sample of Sampling Techniques

EnviroSci 11+12 got some practice with sampling techniques such as belt and line transects and using Simpson’s Diversity Index to study and compare different areas of land. They used handouts that simulated two different slopes of a mountain, which contained...