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SCI 204 DeVry Complete iLabs Package

SCI 204 DeVry Complete iLabs Package

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SCI 204 DeVry Week 1 iLab 1 of 7 Latest

iLab 1 of 7: Deforestation

Note! Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. (See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due dates.)

iLAB OVERVIEW

Scenario and Summary

These labs are graded and should be completed prior to taking the weekly quiz. The purpose of the labs is to familiarize you with the major concepts of the course. You will be exploring important concepts in environmental science in an interactive fashion. You may need to install the Adobe Flash plug-in and the Shockwave plug-in to view these files. These plug-ins can be downloaded for free at .adobe.com/”>http://www.adobe.com.

Deforestation is both a local and a global environmental problem. The tropical rainforests are the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, full of unique plant and animal species. For years, human beings have used these species for food, shelter, clothing, and medicine, as well as sources of income. However, with the high rates of human populations in the tropics, the demand for these resources and the land on which they are found has led to massive destruction of these forests.

This iLab seeks to explore the socioeconomic, cultural, and political pressure that results in deforestation.

Exercise 1 is worth ten points.

Background:

Worldwide, 1.6 billion people rely on forest products for all or part of their livelihoods according to the World Resources Institute and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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Exercise 2 is worth ten points.

Background:

Half the world’s tropical forests have been cleared or degraded. Every hour, at least 4,500 acres of forest fall to chain saws, machetes, flames, or bulldozers according to the Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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Exercise 3 is worth ten points.

Background:

The quickest solution to deforestation would be to simply stop cutting down trees

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Exercise 4 is worth ten points.

Background:

This ilab has discussed Deforestation of The Tropical Rain Forests and the environmental consequences.

SCI 204 DeVry Week 2 iLab 2 of 7 Latest

iLab 2 of 7: Ecosystem, Biodiversity, and Species

Note! Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. (See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due dates.)

iLAB OVERVIEW

Scenario and Summary

These labs are graded and should be completed prior to taking the weekly quiz. The purpose of the labs is to familiarize yourself with the major concepts of the course. You will be exploring important concepts in environmental science in an interactive fashion. You may need to install the Adobe Flash plug-in and the Shockwave plug-in to view these files. These plug-ins can be downloaded for free at http://www.adobe.com.

This iLab will discuss ecosystems, food webs, and the transfer of energy between species. It begins by looking at biomes and ecosystems. Once we have an understanding of ecosystems, we will explore the food chains and food webs that operate within an ecosystem. Answer the four exercises at the end of the iLab in detail.

Deliverables

The total value of this iLab is 40 points; the questions will be worth the following points.

Question 1 is worth a maximum of 10 points—3 points for each and 1 for a detailed discussion.

Question 2 is worth a maximum of 10 points—5 points for giving and discussing each example.

Question 3 is worth a maximum of 10 points, 5 points for each problem and solution.

Question 4 is worth a maximum of 10 points—5 points for the examples and 5 points for discussing the protection measures.

Required Software

Pearson

Access the software at http://media.pearsoncmg.com/pcp/pls_1256927945/es_ilab2/index.html.

iLAB STEPS

STEP 1: Review Lab Instructions

Click this link (ecosystems, biodiversity, and species) to access the lab. Your assignment is to review the lab content and then answer the exercise questions at the bottom of the lab.

STEP 2: Prepare Lab Report

Complete the lab report exercises in MS Word format.

Provide detailed answers to Exercises 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Exercise 1 is worth ten points.

Background:

The eruption of Mount St. Helens is infamous for the destruction wrought on the surrounding areas; however it has also given rise to the development of a host of new ecological systems. Search the Internet for information describing the Mount St. Helens Ecosystems’ recovery after the eruption. Exercise: Discuss the producer, consumer and decomposer relationships in this ecosystem after the eruption. List your references (at least three references are required).

Exercise 2 is worth ten points.

Background:

The Everglades Ecosystem in Florida, U.S.A. is a very unique ecosystem with very important ecological, economic and social roles over the years. However this ecosystem has faced serious changes from introduced, non-native and invasive species.

Exercise: Discuss any two plant species and any two animal species that are affecting the Everglades. What are the challenges facing the native species and how are they adapting to the changing environment? List your references (at least three references are required).

Exercise 3 is worth ten points.

Background:

Coral reef ecosystems are located all over the world in warm, clean, clear and shallow tropical waters. They are often referred to as “the tropical rainforest of the ocean” because of their rich biodiversity. The largest coral reef is the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. Others are around the Caribbean Islands, off the coast of Florida, off the eastern coast of Africa, off the coast of Central America and also in the Red Sea. These ecosystems are facing serious threats both natural and man-made and the biodiversity in many of these areas is changing.

Exercise: Discuss any two serious problems that are affecting the coral reefs in the world today. Suggest solutions to these concerns. List your references (at least three references are required).

Exercise 4 is worth ten points.

Background:

There are many endangered and threatened plant and animal species in the world today.

Exercise: Discuss any two plant and any two animal species that are either endangered of threatened in your state. What efforts is your state taking to protect these species from extinction? Are they successful? What extra actions would support these efforts to ensure higher success rates?

SCI 204 DeVry Week 3 iLab 3 of 7 Latest

iLab 3 of 7: Human Population

Note! Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. (See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due dates.)

iLAB OVERVIEW

Scenario and Summary

These labs are graded and should be completed prior to taking the weekly quiz. The purpose of the labs is to familiarize you with the major concepts of the course. You will be exploring important concepts in environmental science in an interactive fashion. You may need to install the Adobe Flash plug-in and the Shockwave plug-in to view these files. These plug-ins can be downloaded for free at .adobe.com/”>http://www.adobe.com.

Human population dynamics start with an individual and then to a state and country and finally to a global level. This iLab seeks to discuss the changes in your family tree, your state, country, and across the world. It covers immigration, the demographic transition, fertility rates, and population pyramids. Answer the four exercises at the end of this iLab with details, and include your references.

Exercise 1 is worth ten points.

Background:

Family trees are excellent indicators of the population dynamics within a family.

Exercise: Draw your family tree and discuss the fertility rates in at least three generations. Is the Total Fertility Rate the same or has it changed in the three generations? What are some of the reasons for these differences?

Exercise 2 is worth ten points.

Background:

Population profiles, also called population pyramids, show the distribution of any population into sex and age cohort/groups.

Exercise: Discuss a CURRENT population profile of your state. What does it show? Is the population growing, declining or stable? What is the projected population? List your references (at least three references are required).

Exercise 3 is worth ten points.

Background:

Human migration has been going on for hundreds of years as people move in search of better economic and educational opportunities and improved social lifestyles. Today, immigration is a global discussion. Many developed countries in the world are feeling the pressure from high numbers of immigrants coming into their countries from different cultural, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds.

Exercise: Discuss two similarities and two differences between immigration concerns of the U.S.A. and another developed country of your choice. List your references (at least three references are required).

Exercise 4 is worth ten points.

Background:

As of 2011 the global population passed the seven billion mark. The Earth’s resources are constant as the human population continues to grow. All of these increases are a result of high birth rates in the poor developing countries of Asia, Africa and South America. India has the world’s oldest family planning program, and China has the world’s only One Child Population Policy.

Exercise: Should governments decide the number of children a woman can have in her life time? Discuss the relationship between women’s rights (human rights) and education and fertility rates? List your references (at least three references are required).

Deliverables

The total value of this iLab is 40 points; the questions will be worth the following points.

Question 1 is worth a maximum of 10 points—5 points for the family tree and 5 for discussing the trend.

Question 2 is worth a maximum of 10 points—5 points for discussing examples, 2 for the figure, and 3 for the projection and reasons.

Question 3 is worth a maximum of 10 points— 5 points for discussing similarities, and 5 points for discussing differences.

Question 4 is worth a maximum of 10 points—5 points for each part.

Required Software

Pearson

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iLAB STEPS

STEP 1: Review Lab Instructions

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Click this link (.pearsoncmg.com/pcp/pls_1256927945/es_ilab3/index.html”>human population) to access the lab. Your assignment is to review the lab content and then answer the exercise questions at the bottom of the lab.

STEP 2: Prepare Lab Report

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Complete the lab report exercises in MS Word format.

Provide detailed answers to Exercises 1, 2, 3, and 4.

You must have a cover page with your name, course name, date, iLab number, and title.

STEP 3: Submit Your Report

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Submit your assignment to the Week 3 iLab Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

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SCI 204 DeVry Week 4 iLab 4 of 7 Latest

Exercise 1 is worth ten points.

Background:

Mercury is a heavy metal that occurs naturally in minerals and rocks. Release of mercury from natural sources has been relatively constant over time. However, anthropogenic release of mercury has increased significantly in recent years, primarily due to increased fossil fuel mining and combustion. Mercury that is released into the air eventually ends up in soils or surface water.

Exercise: Discuss any two environmental concerns of having mercury pollution in the air, soils, and surface water.

Exercise 2 is worth ten points.

Background:

After World War II, thousands of young families moved “over the hills” and into the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles. New neighborhoods were springing up, replacing orange groves and open space. Roads and schools were quickly established to keep pace with the rapid population growth. Ringed by beautiful mountains, the entire Los Angeles basin looked like a new, green, sun-filled paradise to the families seeking a fresh start.

In the early 1950s, one of the common family chores in Los Angeles was to carry the trash out to the stone incinerator behind the garage where each family burned all of their dry trash. “Wet” garbage was collected and taken to a city dump, where it was burned by the city. Everyone throughout the city either used an incinerator or burned things in an open trash pile—there were over 400,000 backyard trash incinerators. On warm afternoons, peoples’ eyes would sometimes sting and burn. People would stop, close their eyes, and let the cleansing tears refresh their irritated eyes. They accepted this as a normal part of life in sunny California.

Exercise: Discuss any two reasons why Los Angeles has smog problems (Hint: one anthropogenic and one topographic). List at least two references.

Exercise 3 is worth ten points.

Background:

Assume you are employed in your city’s Public Health Department that deals with air pollution.

Exercise: Discuss at least two policies that you would seek to implement to reduce the impact of indoor air pollution on the human health in your community.

Exercise 4 is worth ten points.

Exercise: Examine your house for five sources of indoor air pollution. Use a chart to record the source, the potential pollutants from the source, and what you need to do to remediate the problem.

Example: If you have a furnace, it could release carbon monoxide. The risk is relatively low because you have it checked every fall, however to remediate the risk entirely, you would need to purchase a carbon monoxide detector.

SCI 204 DeVry Week 5 iLab 5 of 7 Latest

Exercise 1 is worth ten points.

Background:

Eutrophication has affected the Great Lakes of North America for many years. Lake Erie in particular has had a long pollution history.

Exercise: Discuss two sources of pollution that have affected Lake Erie. List your references (at least three references are required).

Exercise 2 is worth ten points.

Background:

Water Pollution is a common problem all over the U.S.A.

Exercise: Discuss two polluted water bodies in your state, and discuss the steps that the state is taking to solve, prevent or reduce more pollution into these water bodies. List your references (at least three references are required).

Exercise 3 is worth ten points.

Background:

The ocean ecosystem has been used as a dumping ground. Many pollutants end up in the ocean. The most visible is plastic which is not biodegradable.

Exercise: Discuss two reasons why the large amounts of plastic in the ocean are an environmental concern. List your references (at least three references are required).

Exercise 4 is worth ten points.

Background:

As of 2011 the global population passed the seven billion mark. The Earth’s resources are constant, but the human population continues to grow. The United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7, Target 7C is to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the global population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. As of 2012, the United Nations reported that the MDG for access to clean water has been reached. It stated that 89% of the populations in the world have access to improved water supplies, up from 76% in the base year of 1990.

Exercise: Discuss two reasons why access to safe drinking water is important for any population. List your references (at least three references are required).

SCI 204 DeVry Week 6 iLab 6 of 7 Latest

Exercise 1 is worth ten points.

Background:

The sea level has been rising as discussed in this iLab. This has led to diverse consequences especially in the island nations of the world. Some of these islands are now faced with the possibilities of totally disappearing.

Exercise: Discuss any two examples of island nations that have been affected by a rising sea level. What are some of the socio-economic challenges these island nations face? List your references (at least three references are required).

Exercise 2 is worth ten points.

Background:

Ocean acidification and warming ocean waters have led to coral bleaching.

Exercise: Discuss two locations in the world where coral bleaching is occurring. What is the future of this important ecosystem in the light of climate change and global warming? List your references (at least three references are required).

Exercise 3 is worth ten points.

Background:

Over 50% of the world’s population lives in developing economies which do not have the resources to mitigate climate change. There has been a glaring difference on education, mitigation and adaptation between the developed countries and the developing countries. The majority of this population relies on subsistence agriculture for food.

Exercise: Discuss any two impacts of climate change on global food production and possible adaptation processes. List your references (at least three references are required).

Exercise 4 is worth ten points.

Background:

The KYOTO Protocol (of which the United States is not a signatory) has established guidelines for the reduction of these six greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N20), hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs), per fluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).

Exercise: Select any two of these gases and discuss their sources. Assume that your country has implemented or will implement the Kyoto Protocol and give possible suggestions on how to reduce the emission of the two gases you have chosen. List your references (at least three references are required).

SCI 204 DeVry Week 7 iLab 7 of 7 Latest

Exercise 1 is worth ten points.

Background:

Every major city in the United States today has landfills where the “trash” of municipal solid waste is buried. Some landfills have been closed while some are still in operation.

Exercise: Discuss the location and names of any two landfill sites in your state. Discuss any two problems associated with these landfills. How has your state/county/city addressed these problems? List your references (at least two references are required).

Exercise 2 is worth ten points.

Background:

Globally, plastic bags are used every day to carry items ranging from groceries to everyday household items. Though that is the trend, some counties, cities, and states in the United States and other countries around the world have banned the use of plastic grocery bags.

Exercise: Discuss any two environmental, social, or health concerns associated with plastic bags. List your references (at least two references are required).

Exercise 3 is worth ten points.

Background:

Individuals generate pounds of waste daily either at home or away from home (e.g., at work, school, hotels, eateries, and recreation areas). This translates to billions of pounds of waste in the United States alone.

Exercise: Assume you are placed in charge of waste management either at your workplace or college. Discuss two possible ways in which you can cut back on the solid waste generated. List your references (at least two references are required).

Exercise 4 is worth ten points.

Background:

Today’s technology keeps updating the electronic gadgets we use. The accumulation of televisions, computers, DVD players, cell phones, and the like have contributed to a new kind of waste called E-waste. Integrated waste management concepts advocate the three Rs of reduce, reuse and recycle.

Exercise: Discuss any two commonly used electronics and how to reuse or recycle as an attempt to reduce the E-waste

SCI 204 DeVry Complete iLabs Package

SCI 204 DeVry Complete iLabs Package

 

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