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Introduction to Environmental Earth Science @ UNI - Dr. Heinzel

Syllabus Fall 2020

Final Project , Document stating your three choices , Website for Option 2 = UNI Lifestyle Project , Due Tuesday May 5, at 1pm OR before

Coursework

Topic 1 - A historical perspective -Handout = EnviroPeople

Topic 2 - Matter, energy and environmental change - Handout = Energy and the hydrocycle

Topic 3 - Human population and ecologic biodiversity - in class only

Topic 4 - Climate change - Slides

Topic 5 - Minerals. rocks and mining , Readings Minnesota , Pacific Ocean , Slides, One and Two

Topic 6 - Landscapes and soils- In class

Topic 7 - Groundwater to Watersheds - Slides

Topic 8 - Non-renewable energy - Coal, oil and gas - Slides

Spring break - Moving to Online

Week 1, Renewable energy, Panopto , Just Slides, Homework handouts, Number 1 , Number 2

Week 2, Waste generation and disposal , Conservation vs. Recycling , Panopto , Just Slides , Homework handouts , Only one for week 2 online

Week 3 - Environmental Geology and human health , Panopto , Just Slides, Homework and Handout

Week 4 - Air pollution - causes and avoidance

Week 5 - Environmental economics, policy, politics and you

Week 6 - Environmental solutions, opportunities and the quest for sustainability

Final Project , Document stating your three choices , Website for Option 2 = UNI Lifestyle Project , Due Tuesday May 5, at 1pm OR before

Resources

Iowa Geological Survey

United States Geological Survey

The Scientific Method , even better try this or this Hypotheses Versus Theories

Relevant Podcasts

Environmental education Talk of Iowa

Climate Change and our National Parks

Changing Climate Means Changing Oceans