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How you will be graded in this class:
Bell work (tied to attendance & coming to class on time) 15%
Projects (1 main project and 1 mini project each quarter) 10%
Quiz (every Friday on a regular week to "wrap up" the week) 20%
Exams (given at the end of each unit - see textbook. 1-2 each quarter) 25%
Assignments (class work, homework, notebook, labs, QUIA)  30%


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How Ecosystems Work: Ecology

Segment from the program How Ecosystems Work: Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycles. Entire Movie Description Looks at the processes that are fundamental to all ecosystems. First the concepts of primary productivity, trophic levels, food chains, energy pyramids and the flow of energy through ecosystems are introduced. The program then explains how carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous and water cycle through ecosystems and how human activities can disrupt these cycles and throw them out of balance leading to accelerated eutrophication in lakes in the case of phosphorous imbalances and global warming in the case of carbon imbalances.

Characteristics of Life Video for Notes

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7 Billion: How did we get so big so fast?

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, especially in the West. As higher standards of living and better health care are reaching more parts of the world, the rates of fertility — and population growth — have started to slow down, though the population will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. U.N. forecasts suggest the world population could hit a peak of 10.1 billion by 2100 before beginning to decline. But exact numbers are hard to come by — just small variations in fertility rates could mean a population of 15 billion by the end of the century.