Course Materials

Please note: I regularly modify my Environmental Science curriculum. The latest and greatest versions are available on Google Drive here: Mr. Carman's Environmental Science Curriculum & Lesson Plans

This is a list of the course materials I use in my Environmental Science course. This includes assignments, labs and field activities. Some of these change from year to year, and I don't use every assignment each year depending on the weather, but I tried to include everything I've used recently. All of these assignments are free for you to use in your classroom however you see fit, without attribution, although if you do use or modify anything I'd love to hear about it! Because some of these assignments are modified from commercially published resources, they cannot be used in publications of any kind; they are only for classroom use.

I give some assignments using Google Classroom and others on paper, but they've all been replicated on Google Drive for my students who are absent or would rather type on a computer. You can download anything from Google Drive as a Word, Powerpoint, Excel or PDF file by going to the "File" menu and selecting "Download As…".

For those assignments that I normally give on paper, I've included links to the PDFs and Microsoft Word documents. All of these assignments are designed so that they can be completed online or on paper, although the field and lab activities are much better on paper. If you have any questions, please contact me at ccarman *at* kentschools *dot* net!

This is a simple list of every assignment in Environmental Science from the 2021-2022 school year in chronological order with just a link to the Google Doc, PDF, etc. I've also included links to the "Essential Knowledge" slides for each unit.

Unit 1: The Living World: Ecosystems [notes]

Unit 2: The Living World: Biodiversity [notes]

Unit 3: Populations [notes]

Unit 4: Earth Systems & Resources [notes]

Unit 5: Land and Water Use [notes]

Unit 6: Energy Resources and Consumption [notes]

Unit 7: Atmospheric Pollution [notes]

Unit 8: Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution [notes]

Unit 9: Global Change [notes]

Unit 10: Action!

Unit 11: Stream Metrics

This is a more detailed version of the course curriculum that may be slightly out of date but is pretty close to what I did in 2021-2022:

Environmental Science Assignments & Activities: 2019-2020

In the 2020-2021 school year, I re-wrote the entire Environmental Science curriculum to be completed in a "hybrid" setting, where some students were in the classroom two days a week while other students were learning remotely from home every day. I've posted the online curriculum below; please feel free to use any or all of it with your own classes!

Environmental Science Assignments & Activities: 2020-2021