Environmental Science Labs & Journal Articles
This page highlights the lab requirements for Environmental Science. The Lab protocols for the labs we will complete this year are available to download. We will be using Lab Composition Notebooks/Journals in Environmental Science. The set up guidelines are below.
Lab Notebook Guidelines:
A professional scientist keeps accurate records of the experiments and observations they make. Many experimental trials are preformed before a written report is generated and made availble to the scientific community. The lab notebook is an official record of all these trials and observations. Whether or nor the experiment was successful or observations correct and hypothesis proven all of the work is recorded in the lab notebook. This year you will model this in setting up and keeping accurate records of your laboratory work. The lab notebook will also double as a journal where you will write your reflections and summaries of articles we discuss in class pertaining to current events in our environment.
1. Name and Class Section on Front Cover
2. First page Title Page
3. Second Page Table of Contents
4. Third Page Continuation of Table of Contents
5. Fourth Page start numbering as page # 1 in upper right corner and circle. From this page on you will number front and backs of pages. You will write on both sides of the page.
Journal Entry Guidelines:
Knowledge is power and communication is key to accessing that power. It is important as a lifelong learner that you are able to gain knowledge through reading and be able to clearly and correctly express yourself to others through writing. This year we will be discussing current events as it pertains to the environment and our role in the environment. We will practice summarizing information and expressing personal opinions on how these events effect our lives today and in the future.
Each Journal Entry:
1. Have the Title of the article and Date discussed in class.
2. Be a minimum of 50 words in length.
3. Summarize what topic the article is about?
4. Is this positive or negative for who, what, where?
5. Does this effect you today, in the future?
6. What are your personal feelings regarding this issue?