Google Classroom has been set up for all sections that Mr. Boch teaches. An invitation to join your respective class has been sent to your school email. Below are the class codes in case that did not work.
EPS 1st period – utl55vb
EPS 2nd period – s2v5ptl
Dynamic Earth (all sections) – 6cchwk3
– You are required to complete all assigned work by the Friday of the first week we return. But it can be turned in through Google classroom whenever you finish. I’d get it done and not have a pile of work when you return if I were you.
– I will post assignments for each week by Monday afternoon and check both the classroom and my school email at least twice daily during the weekdays.
– EPS– Please make sure to send me your Google Slide presentation of you quarter projects so I can complete grades for this quarter.
Best of luck! Remember: social distance and wash your hands!
This is a game changer. A new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) estimates the cost of subsidizing a full transition to clean energy, and comes out with a figure that is only 10-30% of the subsidy presently given to the planet-destroying fossil fuel industries.
I’ve mentioned before in Dynamic Earth about experiments to reactivate dormant genes in chicken embryos. The develop into rather dinosaur-looking creatures. This is pretty solid verification of the theory that birds are a development of dinosaurs.
Pick one of the articles, read it and write a one-page review, telling me about the article, what you learned and how you felt about it (was it well written, was it boring, etc.) Turn the assignment in when we return to school.
So Wednesday in Dynamic Earth I showed you two TED talks on oceans. The first is a very upbeat and hopeful view from Dr. Robert Ballard, the famed ocean explorer. He is a link to the talk if your interested.
The second video is more worrisome. Coral Ecologist Dr. Jeremy Jackson has seen massive ocean ecological destruction by the hand of man during his career and tells of a dark future, with a damaged ocean.
So I get home Wednesday night and who do I see on PBS? Jeremy Jackson. The new PBS show is called Earth: A New Wild. And looks at how humans are trying to effect a positive change on the environment by managing wilderness. Dr. Jackson and many, many others, are trying to regrow coral reefs, farm fish in the ocean instead of on land, introduce species that filter toxins from the water, and other amazing ideas.
Good show and you can watch it online. The episode I saw was “Oceans”