Environmental Science FIRST semester: original research essay on an environmental topic. Please include a connection to Washington State. You must use at least 3 different types of sources and site them. 4-page maximum.
Biology FIRST semester/Environmental Science SECOND semester: write and perform a lab related to the topics in class – click here for ideas (not all of these ideas will relate to Biology or to Environmental Science…chose one that relates to your class). Biology students need to include ALL of the important parts to a lab report. It is also suggested that you have a scientific mentor and a public place to share your results (newspaper, website, elected official, neighbors, documentary on KCTS, petition with signatures, ONN or Olympus, etc.). Use appropriate grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, spelling, and type it. All of these things must be done for a grade of 80%. If you want a higher grade, you need to do something extra, something above and beyond the norm. Examples: