SCI 256 ENTIRE COURSE


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SCI 256 ENTIRE COURSE

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SCI 256  ENTIRE COURSE
 
 
WEEK  1


SCI 256 Week 1 Individual Assignment Environmental Science and Human Population Worksheet

 

Instructions: Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Environmental Science and Human Population Worksheet.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

SCI 256 Week 1 Individual Assignment Week 1 Participation

 

Instructions: Participate in class discussion. Refer to the Academic Policies, Instructor Policies, and any Instructor Announcements located in Class Home for information on participation requirements for this class.

 

WEEK  2

SCI 256 Week 2 Individual Assignment Ecosystem Paper

 

Instructions: Select an ecosystem in your area (forest, lake, desert, grassland). Write a 525- to 700-word paper explaining the following:    

1)   Describe the structure of your ecosystem including important abiotic features and dominant plant and animal species.    

2)   Explain some functions/processes of your ecosystem including one nutrient cycle and one food chain.     3)  Give two examples of species interactions (predation, competition, mutualism, etc.) that occur in your ecosystem.    

4)  Identify an invasive species in your ecosystem. Explain its effects on the ecosystem and efforts to control or eradicate it.

Include two outside references. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

SCI 256 Week 2 Individual Assignment Human Impact on Biogeochemical Cycles Worksheet

 

 

Instructions: Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Human Impact on Biogeochemical Cycles Worksheet. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

SCI 256 Week 2 Individual Assignment Week 2 Participation

 

Instructions: Participate in class discussion. Refer to the Academic Policies, Instructor Policies, and any Instructor Announcements located in Class Home for information on participation requirements for this class.

 

 

WEEK  3

SCI 256 Week 3 Individual Assignment Natural Resources Worksheet


Instructions: Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Natural Resources Worksheet. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

SCI 256 Week 3 Individual Assignment Week 3 Participation

 

Instructions: Participate in class discussion. Refer to the Academic Policies, Instructor Policies, and any Instructor Announcements located in Class Home for information on participation requirements for this class.

 

WEEK  4


SCI 256 Week 4 Individual Assignment Environmental Pollution Recommendation


Instructions: There is a concern in your community regarding the environment. You've been tasked to research and present the concerns to your local or state government. Perform an internet search to identify an instance of environmental pollution in your state. Create a 5-to 8-slide PowerPoint® presentation or a 350-to 525-word proposal.   

  • Identify the effects of this pollution on human health and the environment.
  • Explain the causes of this pollution.
  • Recommend ways to prevent/clean up this type of environmental pollution.
  • Include appropriate images. Use at least 2 outside references. Format your presentation and references consistent with APA guidelines.
  • For Local Campus students, these are oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes similar to what you would present orally. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

SCI 256 Week 4 Individual Assignment Climate Change Response

 

Instructions: Some people you know say they don't believe that the climate is changing. After completing this week's readings, how would you respond? Write a 525- to 700-word response including:   

  • How scientists learn about past global temperatures and climates
  • The greenhouse effect
  • Greenhouse gases and their role in current climate change
  • One piece of data scientists offers to show that the climate is changing globally
  • see this NASA website: http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
  • Expected impacts of climate change in your area
  • see the EPA's January 2017 snapshot by state: https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/climate-impacts/climatechange-impacts-state_.html

 

 

SCI 256 Week 4 Individual Assignment Week 4 Participation

 

Instructions: Participate in class discussion. Refer to the Academic Policies, Instructor Policies, and any Instructor Announcements located in Class Home for information on participation requirements for this class.

 

WEEK  5

SCI 256 Week 5 Individual Assignment Community Sustainability Proposal

 

Local government leaders have asked you to provide information and recommendations for increasing sustainability in the community.  Perform an initial search to learn about green initiatives for a city in your area.  Create a 5- to 8-slide PowerPoint® presentation or Write a 350- to 525word proposal to your local government. Include the following:   

  • A summary of green initiatives for a city in your area.
  • Recommendations to your local government for creating a greener, more sustainable and livable community.
  • The proposal should include recommendations both for actions by the local government and by individual homeowners.
  • Explain how implementing these recommendations would promote sustainability and improve like for residents. Include appropriate images. Include a list of the sources you use. Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.
  • For Local Campus students, these are oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes similar to what you would present orally. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Individual

 

SCI 256 Week 5 Individual Assignment Environmental Analysis Presentation

Instructions: Perform an analysis of an environmental issue. Prepare a 5- to 8-slide PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes.  If you first discuss options with your faculty member, you are also welcome to use a tool such as "Voice Thread" to add audio to your presentation.  Include the following:    

  • A description of an environmental issue including the cause of the issue and its effects on the environment and people.
  • An explanation of how economics and personal lifestyle choice are involved in this issue.
  • An explanation of how individuals, communities, and/or governments are working to address the environmental issue.
  • Your opinion as to whether the issue is being adequately addressed and suggestions of ways it could be better addressed. Include at least 2 outside resources for your presentation. Format your presentation according to APA guidelines.
  • For Local Campus students, these are 10- to 15-minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

SCI 256 Week 5 Individual Assignment Week 5 Participation

 

Instructions: Participate in class discussion. Refer to the Academic Policies, Instructor Policies, and any Instructor Announcements located in Class Home for information on participation requirements for this class.

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