• Welcome to Mrs. Revette's Living Environment Class!


     What will we be learning? The Living Environment component of Standard 4 of the New York State Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology. This standard states: “Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.” 

    What does this mean for you? You will master the following topics as described in the The Living Environment, Prentice Hall Brief Review workbook. This workbook will be your primary resource to guide you in your learning and preparation for the Regents Exam. You will be required to purchase the workbook for the majority of your classwork. You can conveniently purchase the workbook at the VVS School Store which is located in the Sheveron. 

    LE Review Book

     Here is our Year-At-A-Glance:

    September: Topic 9 - Laboratory Skills

    • Tools for Measurement
    • Microscope Skills
    • Additional Laboratory Techniques
    • Observing Plant and Animal Specimens
    • Laboratory Safety
    • (Effective Communicatiors)

    October: Topic 8 - Scientific Inquiry and Skills

    • What is Science?
    • Scientific Inquiry
    • Further Science Understandings

    November - January: Topic 1 - Similarities and Differences Among Living Organisms

    • The Characteristics of Life
    • Cells: The Basic Structure of Life - December
    • Multicellular Organisms - Human Body Systems - January
    • Comparing Single-celled and Muticellular Organisms
    • Classification and Dichotomous Keys

           Topic 2: Homeostasis in Organisms

    • Basic Biochemical Processes of Living Organisms (includes Compounds, Enzymes, Photosynthesis, and Respiration)
    • Feedback and Homeostasis
    • Disease as a Failure of Homeostasis
    • Biochemistry Unit - Compounds, Enzymes, Photosynthesis, and Respiration

    February: Topic 4 - Reproduction

    • Types of Reproduction
    • Cell Division
    • Human Reproduction and Development
    • Applications of Reproductive Technology

    March: Topic 3 - Genetic Continuity

    • Heredity and Genes
    • The Genetic Code
    • Genetic Engineering

    April: Topic 5 - Evolution

    • The Theory of Evolution
    • the Mechanics of Evolution
    • Patterns of Change

    May: Topic 6 - Ecology

    • Organism and Their Environment
    • Population Interactions
    • Energy flow Through an Ecosystem
    • Diversity Benefits Species and Habitats
    • Environmental Changes

         Topic 7 - Human Impact on Ecosystems

    • Need for Awareness and Understanding
    • Our Environment
    • People and the Environment
    • The Impact of Technology and Industrialization
    • Individual Choices and Societal Actions

    June: Review

    • Local Final
    • Regents Exam