Summer Homework - Bardstown City Schools

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PRE-AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SUMMER INFORMATION, 2015-2016
Welcome to Pre-AP Environmental Science!!
Pre-AP Environmental Science (Pre-APES) is a high-school,
credit-bearing course being offered to you at BMS! This course will
require a variety of skills and habits—that come in all shapes and sizes!
Pre-APES is not just about learning new science material; it’s about
discovering how and why everything you’ve learned is interconnected.
We will revisit a great deal of material that you have already learned in
other classes—life science, chemistry, algebra, and even social studies.
We move at a quick pace and the rigor of the class activities and
assignments is greatly increased, so being up-to-speed on the topics
included in this packet will be an immense help to you right from the beginning.
This summer packet is broken into three components—a math review, a geography review, and something new
to you—governmental agencies. The first section is titled “Fun with Numbers ”. When it comes to math, we would
like for you to review four key components for the beginning of this course: scientific notation and calculation with
scientific notation, exponent rules, metric prefixes, and percent change. There is some instructional material in the
packet along with practice problems. Here is the kicker about Pre-APES and math: you may not use a calculator on the
AP exam, so you will NOT be using calculators in class. The time break the habit is now. It’ll be okay….I promise!! 
The next section of the packet is called “Where in the World?” In the course of our time in
this class, we have discovered that many Pre-APES students need a small refresher on geography—
since many of you forget it between 6th grade and now. Therefore the second part of this packet is
a brief geography review. You will be asked to re-familiarize yourself with basic map components,
continents, some countries, and specific locations within some countries.
The last part of this packet is lovingly called “Alphabet Soup”. This information is probably
all new stuff to you—but it is important that you are somewhat familiar with these agencies. We will be
discussing different agencies and organizations, and we usually refer to them by their acronyms. Please make flash
cards for each agency and get to know them!
Please go through this packet between now and when school starts. During the first full week of school (once
we have settled down into a regular schedule and routine), we will collect the packet and flashcards and will have a quiz
on the review material. This is scheduled for Friday, August 14th. This summer assignment will comprise your first set
of unit grades in Pre-APES. We will not be having a formal review of the packet in class, so if there is something you
don’t understand, please e-mail us or contact school and find us. The end of the summer is here—which means we are
probably on campus somewhere! Finally, please sign up for the APES remind account. Information will be sent out in
this format to remind you of upcoming due dates, assignments, tests, quizzes, and parent information. The sign-up
information is included on the back side of this letter.
We can’t wait to see you on August 5th! Enjoy what is left of your summer break!
Mrs. Shawn Boggs
Mrs. Jamie Werner
[email protected]
[email protected]
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Fun with Numbers 
This is packet is due on Friday, August 14th. You will have a short quiz
over these concepts in class on that date.
NO CALCULATORS!!
PART 1: SCIENTIFIC NOTATION
Use the margin to the right to show your work and how you derived the answer.
1. Convert the following numbers into scientific notation.
16,502 = _____________________________
0.0067 = _____________________________
0.015 = _____________________________
600
= _____________________________
3950 = _____________________________
0.222 = _____________________________
2. Convert from scientific notation to standard notation.
6.96 x 103
= _____________________________
3.46 x 10-5
= _____________________________
2.54 x 104
= _____________________________
9.1 x 10-2
= _____________________________
5.0 x 10-3
= _____________________________
9.444 x 102
= _____________________________
PART 2: EXPONENT RULES
Calculate the following without using a calculator. You must show your work! Write your answer in
both scientific notation and expanded form.
1. (8.7 x 10-3) x (4.2 x 10 -9)
= __________________________________________________________
2. (5.2 x 10 18) x (8.7 x 10-22)
= __________________________________________________________
3. (8.7 x 10-3) ÷ (4.2 x 10-9)
=______ ____________________________________________________
4. (5.2 x 1018) ÷ (8.7 x 1022)
= __________________________________________________________
5. (3 x 109) + (14 x 106)
= __________________________________________________________
6. (1.5 x 104) + (25 x 103)
= __________________________________________________________
7. (8.5 x 10-9)) – (4.5 x 10-7)
= __________________________________________________________
8. (92 x 109) – (0.15 x 106)
= __________________________________________________________
PART 3: PREFIXES AND METRIC CONVERSIONS
For this section, you will be converting from one metric unit to another. This practice sheet should be
used to help refresh your memory about metric prefixes and how to easily convert between these
units with ease.
Complete the following metric conversions.
1. 256 m
= _________________cm
2. 97.25 cm
= _________________ mm
3. 952 g
= _________________mg
4. 0.574 m
= _________________cm
5. 5.287 L
= _________________mL
6. 785.3 km
= _________________m
7. 84.363 km = _________________cm
8. 0.254 g
= _________________kg
9. 36.52 mg
= _________________g
10. 14.72 kg = _________________mg
11. 0.0035 mm=_________________km
12.
35 kW = __________________W
PART 4: PERCENT CHANGE: ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS SHOW YOUR WORK!!!
1. Calculate the percent increase in world grain production per person between 1950 and 2000 using the
following data table:
Year
Per capita world
grain production (kg)
1950
200
1970
223
1990
240
2000
250
2. The total fertility rate (TFR) of a country is the average number of births per woman in that country. In
Madagascar, the TFR went from 6.0 in 1995 down to 5.0 in 2005. What is the percent change in the TDR in
Madagascar from 1995 to 2005?
Where in the World?? 
This is packet is due on Friday, August 14th. You will have a short quiz over
these concepts in class on that date.
As we will be talking about various places throughout the year, basic
geography is important. As a refresher of skills you have learned in the
past, please be familiar with the following terms/locations. There will be a
quiz on the same day as the math refresher quiz (Friday, August 14th) in
which points will be marked on a map, and you will be expected to
identify them (the following list of words will be provided).
Africa
Alaska
Antarctica
Appalachian Mountains
Arctic Ocean
Asia
Atlantic Ocean
Australia
Bangladesh
Brazil
California
Chernobyl
China
England
Equator
Europe
Everglades
Fertile Crescent
Fukushima Daiichi
George’s Banks
Glacier National Park
Colorado River
Grand Banks
Great Lakes
Gulf of Mexico
Gulf Stream
Hoover Dam
India
Indian Ocean
Japan
Kenya
Lake Powell
Las Vegas
Latitude
Love Canal
Mexico
Mississippi River
New Orleans, LA
North America
North Atlantic Ocean
North Pacific Ocean
North, South, East, West
Pacific Ocean
Peru
Philippines
Rocky Mountains
Russia
Saudi Arabia
San Andreas Fault
South America
South Atlantic Ocean
South Pacific Ocean
Southern Ocean
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn
Venezuela
Yangtze River, China
Yellow River, China
Yellowstone National Park
Yucca Mountain
You should also have an idea of which states comprise the following regions of the United States: Great
Plains, Northwest, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast.
There are several blank maps attached that you can
use to help you in your studying.
Alphabet Soup 
This is packet is due on Friday, August 14th. You will have a short quiz over a
select amount of these agency acronyms in class. You will need to attach your
flashcards to this packet when you turn it in on August 14th.
Acronym
Main Dept/Dept
with oversight
ATF
BLM
CDC
CPSC
DEA
DHS
DOE
DOI
DOJ
EPA
DOT
FAA
FBI
FDA
FEMA
FS
FWS
HHS
HUD
IRS
NASA
NIH
NOAA
NPS
NRC
NSF
NTSB
OMB
OSHA
TRE
USAID
USDA
DOJ
DOI
HHS
UN
UNEP
UNESCO
WWF
DOJ
main
main
main
main
main
main
DOT
DOJ
HHS
DHS
USDA
DOI
main
main
TRE
HHS
DOC
DOI
DOI
DOL
main
main
Agency Name
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Bureau of Land Management
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Drug Enforcement Administration
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Department of Justice
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Food & Drug Administration
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Forest Service
Fish & Wildlife Service
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Internal Revenue Service
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Institutes of Health
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
National Park Service
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
National Science Foundation
National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Management and Budget
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Department of Treasury
United State Agency for International Development
Department of Agriculture
International Agencies
United Nations
United Nations Environmental Programme
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
World Wildlife Federation