Some folks like getting a head start and preparing early, so I will try to give you a run-down of what to expect for the Fall 2018 semester (8 weeks from today!). For any students taking Honors Earth/Environmental Science or Honors Biology, it is my current understanding that you will likely have me, Mr. Bullock, as your teacher. With that said, feel free to browse any of the resources on this website to get familiar with the things we'll be using.
I am currently adding Biology resources and updating EES resources, so you will see more changes as we approach the start of our school year. For both courses, expect plenty of opportunities for discussion and collaboration--plus, building research and inquiry skills will be a part of the process. The hope will be to align the methods of learning course content as closely with your career pathway as possible. After all, that is one thing unique to CTLA!
As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to pass those along via the contact form.
Congratulations on the hard work you all put in this semester. Enjoy your summer break...we'll be back before you know it!
Here's a list of some topics to review in preparation for the Biosphere Test (the last unit test of the semester!). As usual, the questions on the test will focus on, but are not limited to, this list below:
Students participated in a ChalkTalk concerning factors of Biodiversity, including its importance, fragility, and steps we can take to preserve it. We had many great responses and lively discussion!
Students researched and then presented their findings on how Earth's climate is currently being influenced, both through anthropogenic and natural processes. They also explored how these changes could affect Earth, if continued, and suggested a few sources of alternative energy production.
A handful of key items to focus on for this test are listed below. However, keep in mind that though the exam will cover all of these, it is not limited to these specific key areas:
Students scripted and produced their own newscasts to warn local residents of impending severe weather, including hurricanes, a tornado, and a winter storm. Check out a few of the action shots below. Thanks to Perry Frink, Corey Parker, and JCC for allowing us access to the TV studio!
Students, use the calendar link below to select an appointment to receive additional help in preparing for the Earth/Environmental Science NC Final Exam. This is not a requirement...it is optional! However, if you are unsure about any topic we've covered, please feel free to sign-up for extra assistance. At the very least, if you do not want to come for tutoring, please feel free to e-mail me any questions you have!
Beginning Monday, April 23rd until Friday, May 11th, you can choose from:
*1-hour slots available from 9:30-10:30 AM daily Monday-Friday
*30-minute slots available from 2:00-2:30 & 2:30-3:00 PM daily Monday-Friday
*30-minute slots available from 5:00-5:30 PM only on Mondays (only 3 available)
If you still see a timeslot showing, then it has not been reserved yet.
Our science students created their own made-from-scratch books about water pollution, aimed at kids in elementary school. They derived their own fun titles and included illustrations in addressing such topics as how we can reduce water use and how we can clean water for future use. As shown below, the kids from Princeton Elementary have thoroughly enjoyed reading the books!