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SCI 207 SCI207 Entire Course AshfordUniversity New Course SyllabusClick this link to get the tutorial:http://homeworkfox.com/tutorials/general-questions/5654/sci-207-sci207-entire-course-ashford-university-new-course-syllabus/SCI 207 SCI207 Entire Course: Ashford University: New Course SyllabusSCI 207 SCI207 Week 1 AssignmentInnovation and SustainabilityInnovation and SustainabilityHumans are constantly innovating ways to produce and consume material resources. Write apaper addressing the following issue:Give specific examples of at least two (2) production and two (2) consumption habits humanshave related to material resources. These are discussed in Chapter Two of ContemporaryEnvironmental Issues, which includes production of all types of consumer goods as well asconsumption of environmental resources.Discuss efforts that must be considered about these production and consumption habits in orderto sustain the global population.SCI 207 SCI207 Week 1 LaboratoryPopulation BiologyPopulation BiologyVisit Population Biology and complete the virtual lab. This lab gives you the opportunity toexplore the affects of competition on population growth. Follow the instructions on thePopulation Biology Submission Form. Using this worksheet, you will answer the lab questionsand fill in the table on the Population Biology Submission Form. Save it as a Word documentand submit it.Carefully review theGrading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate yourassignment.
SCI 207 SCI207 Week 1 DQ1Biomes and DiversityExtinction is a natural selection process. Should humans strive to preserve a representativesample of all biomes or aquatic zones? Why should humans be concerned with the extinctionrate?SCI 207 SCI207 Week 1 DQ2Week 1 DQ2Trends in the EnvironmentIn the 1980s a popular environmental slogan was "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" and now "GoGreen," is a popular message. Consider the Reusable Grocery Bags sold in markets everywhere.What are the pros and cons that you see in this latest trend? Give examples of the potentialenvironmental impactSCI 207 SCI207 Week 2 Laboratory 2 LandUse in PinchotLand Use in PinchotVisit Land Use in Pinchot Lab (accessible through the Labs section of ContemporaryEnvironmental Issues) and complete the virtual lab. In this lab you will apply the scientificmethod to examine how thresholds of land use changes such as deforestation and urban sprawlcan impact communities, predator/prey relationships, species diversity, and quality of life inhuman communities.In order to complete this lab, download the Land Use in Pinchot Lab Instructions and Land Usein Pinchot Lab Data Table. Answer the Lab Questions at the end of the Land Lab Instructions.Save it as a Word document and submit it.SCI 207 SCI207 Week 2 LaboratoryEnvironmental FootprintEnvironmental FootprintComplete the first part of this lab at Footprint Calculator (accessible through the Labs section of
Contemporary Environmental Issues). You will use the ecological footprint calculator to evaluateyour environmental footprint. Then, complete the second part at Household Emissions Calculator(accessible through the Labs section of Contemporary Environmental Issues). You will use theEPA’s household emissions calculator to quantitatively identify three to five everyday productsor practices that contribute most to your footprint and identify measurable solutions to each. Thatis, you will estimate savings of both carbon emissions and money that can be achieved via thesolutions. In the study questions, reflect upon your results and relate them to themes covered inContemporary Environmental Issues.In order to complete this lab, download the Environmental Footprint Instructions. Answer theLab Questions at the end of the document. Save it as a Word document and submit it.SCI 207 SCI207 Week 2 DQ1Week 2 DQ1Food and AgricultureIn the United States, we are fortunate to have an abundant supply of food, and much of this isdue to our agricultural technology. However, there are many concerns about our food source,including genetically modified crops, the use of more chemicals, and climate change just name afew. Give examples of how humans have increased their food supply and what effects thesemethods have on the environment overall. Discuss concerns you have about the overall safety ofthe food you eat?SCI 207 SCI207 Week 2 DQ2Week 2 DQ2Urban SprawlExamine the obvious environmental impacts as well as significant social and physicalramifications of urban sprawl. What is the relationship between landscape and psychologicalwell being? After defining this relationship, discuss how the presence or absence of naturalbeauty in your environment affects your psychological well being on an everyday basis. Give atleast one specific exampleSCI 207 SCI207 Week 3 Quiz1. The United States has lost 50 percent of its wetlands since colonial times2. Which of the following is not an instream use for water?
3. A scientist who studies the movement, storage, and distribution of water is called a hydrolysist4. Which industry requires the greatest use of fresh water?5. Which of the following is not a cause of severe water shortages in China?6. The ability to find and extract additional sources of oil is improved by all of the followingexcept7. Shale gas is a conventional natural gas deposit8. Hydraulic fracturing might pose a threat to the drinking water supply9. Pressure exerted by natural gas or water to lift oil to the surface of a reservoir is known as10. Which of the following is not an environmental concern associated with mountaintopmining?SCI 207 SCI207 Week 4 Assignment NuclearPowerNuclear PowerAll energy sources have drawbacks. Even the clean hydropower option has negativeramifications. Weigh those against the possible consequences of developing nuclear power, acontroversial alternative to fossil fuels. Discuss the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster as well asthe 20th century Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in drawing conclusions about risk versus rewardof nuclear energy use.The paper must be two to three pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You mustuse at least one scholarly resource other than the textbook to support your claims and subclaims.Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samplesand tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the leftnavigation toolbar.SCI 207 SCI207 Week 4 LaboratoryGreenhouse GasesGreenhouse GasesVisit Greenhouse Gases Lab (accessible through the Labs section of ContemporaryEnvironmental Issues) and complete the virtual lab. In this lab you will use a computer model to
explore how human activities are creating a blanket of heat-trapping pollution in Earth’satmosphere. The model illustrates sources of top heat-trapping pollutants and their generalimpacts on Earth’s temperature.In order to complete this lab, download the Greenhouse Gases Lab Instructions. Answer the LabQuestions at the end of the document. To answer the Lab Questions, you will reflect upon howdestabilizing Earth’s climate not only impacts ecosystems and biodiversity, but also criticalelements of human well-being, such as fresh water supplies and agricultural production. Save itas a Word document and submit it.SCI 207 SCI207 Week 3 DQ1Water CycleThe global water cycle provides renewable water, but a number of factors affect how muchfreshwater is available for human consumption. Describe these factors and circumstances. Whendo human interventions in water availability pose serious problems to freshwater accessibility?SCI 207 SCI207 Week 3 DQ2Age of OilIn Chapter Six of Contemporary Environmental Issues, the past century has been referred to asthe Age of Oil. As we reach a possible peak in oil production, what alternatives are forming?Consider the role of OPEC, perhaps, in reorganizing and monitoring oil production. What do youthink is the most viable way to address after effects of this possible peak?SCI 207 SCI207 Week 4 DQ1Climate and Air PollutionClimate change is an environmental issue in the news almost daily, and air pollution impacts uson a global level. What are the implications of global warming? Do you think the efforts toimprove air quality are worth the economic costs?SCI 207 SCI207 Week 4 DQ2EnergyMost of us are aware of the energy concerns of today and the future. There are many pros andcons to the energy sources we currently use. For this forum choose one of the following todiscuss:
If you had to argue the benefits of nuclear energy, what would they be? What are the risks?Support your claims with at least two references in addition to your text in support of yourposition. Cite your sources in APA format.If you had to argue the benefits of wind energy, what would they be? What are the risks? Supportyour claims with at least two references in addition to your text in support of your position. Citeyour sources in APA formatSCI 207 SCI207 Week 5 Assignment FinalPaperFinal PaperYou are required to critically analyze one of the following five (5) environmental issues thathave been addressed in Contemporary Environmental Issues and the associated course materialto demonstrate your comprehension of the fundamental characteristics associated with theconcept of a sustainable world. The Final Paper should incorporate student research, assignedreadings, class discussions, and personal experience.Environmental IssuesChoice One – Are alternative energy sources the answer to ending human dependence on oil?Choice Two –Is global warming due to human actions? Can the human race take action to stopglobal warming? Choice Three – Is genetic engineering the answer to ending global hunger?Choice Four – Should cars be more efficient? Choice Five – Is wind power green?Based on material obtained in class as well as outside material, you must:Present both sides of the argument. You may address one side at a time or point-by-point. It isimportant to maintain an unbiased approach and to fully discuss both sides of the issue. In otherwords, the answers “yes” and “no” should be thoroughly explored for the question/issue youselect.Discuss the impact of this environmental issue on a sustainable world, and provide a criticalanalysis of the current issue.The paper must be eight to ten pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You mustuse at least four scholarly resources (at least one of which can be found in the Ashford OnlineLibrary) in addition to the textbook to support your claims and subclaims. The recommendedreadings listed for Week Five contain articles associated with each of the five choices. Cite yourresources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples andtutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the leftnavigation toolbar.
SCI 207 SCI207 Week 5 Laboratory Pollutersin Your CommunityPolluters in Your CommunityThis lab activity follows up on this week’s discussion topics and gives you an opportunity toconsider polluters in your community.VisitScorecard: The Pollution Information Siteand/orU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyIdentify the top five polluters and the top five chemicals released in your county. Determine thenumber of Superfund sites in your area. Based on the information you find on these sites, list fiveways that you can take action in your community. Submit this information as a Word document.SCI 207 SCI207 Week 5 DQ1WasteWhat waste disposal methods are available to humans and how might they be more effective?What initiatives or incentives could governments create to better equip citizens for managingtheir own waste, garbage, and recyclables?SCI 207 SCI207 Week 5 DQ2Green IntelligenceDefine the main goals and strategies of green intelligence. Do you think market-basedapproaches could save the planet? Why or why not?