How to save the planet:
Where to start:
With public funding and policy:
Layers of the Earth:
The Earth is composed of several layers.
Many geologists believe that as the Earth cooled the heavier, denser materials sank to the center and the lighter materials rose to the top. Because of this, the crust is made of the lightest materials (rock- basalts and granites) and the core consists of heavy metals (nickel and iron).
The crust is made up of different types of rocks: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.
The rocky surface layer of Earth, called the crust, is made up of mostly oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium.
The upper part of the mantle is made up of peridotite, a rock denser than rocks common in the crust.
The crust of the Earth is of two distinctive types:
The crust and the upper mantle make up the lithosphere.
Under the Crust:
Below the crust is the mantle.
The mantle is the mostly-solid bulk of Earth's interior.
The mantle lies between Earth's dense, super-heated core and its thin outer layer, the crust. The mantle is about 2,900 kilometers (1,802 miles) thick, and makes up a whopping 84% of Earth's total volume.
Earth's mantle, is made up of rock containing silicon, iron, magnesium, aluminum, oxygen and other minerals.
Magma: the molten or semi-molten natural material from which all igneous rocks are formed.
The outer core of the Earth is a liquid layer about 2,260 kilometers thick.
It is made of iron and nickel. This is above the Earth's solid inner core and below the mantle. Its outer boundary is 2,890 km (1,800 mi) beneath the Earth's surface.
WHat is on the earth's crust?
Hydrosphere, Bodies of Water:
NASA Satellite Photos Show Polluted Rivers Dumping Into The Carolina Coast
Most of this is soil, it shows us how rivers meet oceans
types of environments/ biomes for living beings
Habitat loss: deforestation
How deforestation creeps into the forest
Forests are cleared to grow coca
Palm Oil Deforestation:
Who lives there:
how we have covered biomes THROUGHOUT class
Who lives in the Tundra?
The Ocean Land Connection:
Deep Sea Mining and Extremophiles in Deep Sea Vents
Energy from Food:
Energy Flow Within a System:
Mathematical Patterns in Nature:
Earth and human activity
Environment and Food:
list of some of the unhealthy human activities
Plastic in the Ocean:
Great Pacific Garbage Patch:
Some of the causes: Pollutants PH of 5 or Below, Temperature Change
Dumping Nuclear Waste in the Ocean:
Dumping Trash in the Amazon:
ABC News Coverage:
laws allow publicly funded research to benefit private corporations: Bayh-Dole Act of 1980
If you work for a university and discover something, the invention belongs to the university.
The research project is usually funded by a private corporation who will receive the patent. The researchers rarely know this, they are told that their work will benefit the greater good and solve of humanity's problems.
People Migrate for a Better Life because Corporate Interest is Interested in Enslaving them...
even though they have been living well in the region for over ten thousand years
Difficulties faced by people who agree to work for the banana plantations:
Dole's 90-year-old CEO offers to take company private
Dole at Forefront of Trade Battle To Aid Donor's Banana Empire
what is helping? Reducing waste:
mycoremediation and bioremediation
what is helping? Innovation:
soil building, soil nurturing
Sir David Attenborough
Flammable Frozen Lakes
US refuses to sign declaration protecting the Arctic because it references climate change
sample test questions
A species of insect will most likely go extinct as a result of which of the following changes to its environment?
A. The introduction of a toxic pollutant to the entire range of the species
B. The separation of the population into two geographic regions
C. The gradual replacement of its primary food plant by a related species
D. Climate change that extends the period of its reproductive activity
Species are lost from Amazon rainforests as deforestation causes habitat loss.
The largest reduction in deforestation would result by significantly reducing the consumption of which of the following?
The graph provided shows data for forest habitat size and diversity of bird species for several habitats. The negative effects of habitat loss on diversity is observable as a trend in the data points.
Which of the highlighted data points indicates a location where efforts by humans to counteract the negative effect of habitat loss have been successful?
The graph provided shows how global biodiversity has changed over geologic time.
The greatest loss in biodiversity in the history of Earth occurred at the end of which period?
The high rate of extinction of species in an ecosystem experiencing rapid change is offered as evidence that change to an ecosystem causes extinction. In order to adequately evaluate this claim, what additional data would be most helpful?
A. The kinds of environmental change that the ecosystem is experiencing
B. The amount of influence humans have on the changes to the ecosystem
C. The extinction rates in similar ecosystems not experiencing changes
D. The kinds of adaptations that allow species to survive in the ecosystem
anatomy and physiology
Fall Semester Final
What we knew by Winter Break:
what is ngss?
reflecting on educational philosophy