• Ms. Sandra Huff
     Share with me: shuff@orange.k12.nj.us 
     Environmental - Free images on Pixabay



    Welcome to Environmental Science


    Instructors:  Mrs. S. Huff


    The goal of our Environmental Science Course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.


    Students will be engaged in hands on laboratory and outdoor activities. We will apply the principles of the scientific method as well as engineering processes to explore and create solutions to world environmental issues. Students will be exposed to global issues via  International news media.


    Our students will use technology to research and chronicle their work and discoveries throughout the course. We aim to engage each student in activities which will build their awareness of science as well as foster creativity and collaboration with teachers and peers.


    UNIT  1

    • Habitat and Niche

    • Community

    • Population Density and Distribution

    • Population Growth Patterns

    • Ecological Succession

    • Climate

    • Biomes and Aquatic Ecosystems

    • Human Population Growth and Natural Resources

    • Air and Water quality

    • Threats to Biodiversity

    • Conservation



    UNIT 2


    • Understanding the major components of the Earth

    • How and why is Earth constantly Changing?

    • How do Earth’s Major Systems Interact?

    • Cryosphere and Geosphere

    • Hydrosphere and Atmosphere

    • Earth and Human Activities


    UNIT 3


    • Ocean Water and Environments

    • Understanding Weather

    • Understanding Climate



    • Electronic Notebook

    • 3 Book Responses

    • Research Paper

    • Science Fair Project

    • 2 Oral Presentations with slides

    • Video Presentation



    • Discovery Education

    • Explore Learning Gizmos (Simulations)

    • PhET University of Colorado







    Both teacher and student must refer to each other professionally.

    No profanity will be tolerated in conversations with peers or teachers.

    No tolerance for violence or inappropriate physical contact.

    Students will raise their hand to speak.

    Students must sign in and out of the room with teacher’s permission.




    Students must arrive to class before the second bell. Late students must have a pass from another teacher or faculty member.



    Any unexcused absence may result in a phone call home.

    Students are required to make-up any missed assignments during their absence.



    Students should arrive with 2 pencils 2 pens, highlighters and 2 notebooks each day.



    • Cell phones and electronic devices must not be turned off and not visible during class.

    • Students may not use headphones unless directed by the instructor.

    • All devices will be promptly confiscated if seen.

    • Parents will have to pick up the device on the 3rd offense.



    • Passes must be utilized at any time students leave the classroom. It is not permissible for students to leave the classroom without permission. Not adhering to this rule will result in higher disciplinary action.

    • Classes will be dismissed at the teacher’s discretion after the sounding of the bell. Students will not be permitted into the classroom late without a pass. Students will receive a consequence if they have not presented a pass or a written excuse. Passes and written excuses will be collected and recorded by the instructor.



    • Communication between home and school is important in helping students succeed and there are ways to maintain that connection.

    • Contact: School you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. The best way to communicate with us, aside from in-person, is through e-mail. We can also be contacted via telephone during our preparatory periods or after school. You may leave a message with the main office as well and we will return your call as soon as possible.





    • Homework assignments are due at the end of each week or on the designated due date.

    • Late assignments are subject to be penalized.



    Teacher office hour will be posted outside the classroom door for each marking period.



    • 2 notebooks

    • 2 pencils with erasers

    • 2 pens (blue or black ink)

    • 1 Classwork folder

    • 1 Homework folder




     Related image