Wednesday, January 16, 2013


This post contains a new Power Point, with a mixture of new and previously-covered material in this course on populations and ecosystems.   

If you are a new student to Environmental Science, please understand that it is expected that you, the student, will have your notes completed, Cornell Style, in a standard composition book.

If you need more information on Cornell Style notes, please click on this link or use the Cornell Notes tab on the main page.

If students, for any reason, miss getting the notes in class they are still expected to have all the notes.   For this reason, the notes are made available on-line.   Simply click on the text or images associated with the Power Point.   These contain embedded links that will take you to sites where you can either view the notes on-line or download them.

As an example, here is our newest Power Point, on Populations and Ecosystems:

Not every one has Power Point on a computer handy at their home all the time, of course.   Not to worry!   It turns out that you don't need to own the Power Point program, or spend money to get the program.  All computers on the BHS campus already have Power Point installed, for one thing.   And, if you prefer to do this off-campus at home or at a friend's home, you don't actually need Power Point.    All you need is access to the Internet!

Using a web browser, enter the following search term:   Power Point Viewer

"Power Point Viewer" is free software from Microsoft that allows you to open and view Power Points.    It costs nothing, and it is very small (less than 26 MB), so it can be run by all systems.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Environmental Science students: We will begin this semester by reviewing the important material on populations and ecosystems covered in the final unit of the fall semester.   You can find that material here.

Students who failed to demonstrate basic math skills relating to the properties of populations in fall semester coursework may be directed to complete earlier assignments.  Math skills are NOT optional in this course.

You will also be given a schedule of reading assignments that will lay out the order of the material to be covered in the spring semester.   Your textbook will figure more heavily in this part of the course, so make sure that you do the readings and answer the questions based on them on a regular basis.