Environmental Science

Active Learning Laboratories and Applied Problem Sets
Author: Travis P. Wagner,Robert M. Sanford
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1119462576
Category: Science
Page: 272
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Historically viewed as a sub-discipline of biology or ecology, environmental science has quickly grown into its own interdisciplinary field; grounded in natural sciences with branches in technology and the social science, today’s environmental science seeks to understand the human impacts on the Earth and develop solutions that incorporate economic, ethical, planning, and policy thinking. This lab manual incorporates the field’s broad variety of perspectives and disciplines to provide a comprehensive introduction to the everyday practice of environmental science. Hands-on laboratory activities incorporate practical techniques, analysis, and written communication in order to mimic the real-world workflow of an environmental scientist. This updated edition includes a renewed focus on problem solving, and offers more balanced coverage of the field’s diverse topics of interest including air pollution, urban ecology, solid waste, energy consumption, soil identification, water quality assessment, and more, with a clear emphasis on the scientific method. While labs focus on the individual, readers are encouraged to extrapolate to assess effects on their campus, community, state, country, and the world.

Laboratory Manual for Environmental Science


Author: Travis P. Wagner,Robert Sanford
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471671916
Category: Science
Page: 224
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? Utilizes innovative learning techniques, such as problem-based, active, and critical learning. Group and cohort paths to knowledge are encouraged. As part of this approach, the authors stress student-initiated inquiry and experimentation as well as emphasizing civic responsibility in environmental science. ? Develops a variety of topics that mirrors the a variety of subjects found in environmental science, including urban ecology, global impacts, air pollution, solid waste, energy consumption, soils identification, water quality assessment, and the scientific method. ? Encourages students to grasp the big picture by relating the lab activity to real life conditions and their individual contribution to environmental problems. We have individual measures and descriptions, but we also nurture application of this learning to the larger ecological picture. ? Develops a variety of techniques that include traditional laboratory activities, field exercises, Internet research, calculations/extrapolations, and critical analysis. Because the pursuit of real-world environmental science involves all these components, so do the lab activities found in Wagner. ? Emphasizes the improvement of written and other forms of communication. So much of science has become participatory, particularly in making decisions about its application ( i.e. environmental policy). ? Contains relevant problem sets that can be used as labs, lab supplements, or as homework assignments (for courses w/out a lab) for environmental science lectures.

Environmental Science Activities Kit

Ready-To-Use Lessons, Labs, and Worksheets for Grades 7-12
Author: Michael L. Roa
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 332
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Provides 32 detailed, interdisciplinary environmental science lessons with complete directions for use, including summary, introduction, materials needed, preparation and step-by-step teaching directions plus worksheets and background sheets. Organized into six topical units covering Land Use Issues ... Wildlife Issues ... Water Issues ... Atmospheric Issues ... Energy Issues ... Human Issues.

Environment


Author: Peter H. Raven,Linda R. Berg,David M. Hassenzahl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470945702
Category: Science
Page: 516
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"Raven's 8th edition of Environment offers more detailed content than the Visualizing text for a better understanding and integration of the core environmental systems and to view and analyze the role those systems play. Shorter, but still comprehensive coverage focuses on ethical decision making and key local environmental science issues, requiring readers to think critically about the course material outside of the classroom. Other features include brief text in the comprehensive segment; extensive chapter pedagogy to help reinforce the systems approach; more opportunities to think critically about the how systems intersect and fit together; and new data interpretation questions at the end of each chapter"--

Lab Manual for Environmental Science


Author: Edward Wells,Brooks/Cole
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495560241
Category: Science
Page: 208
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New to support the Miller's Environmental Science texts, this lab manual includes both hands-on and data analysis labs to help students develop a range of skills. Create a custom version of this lab manual by adding labs that you have developed or choose from our collection with Cengage Custom Publishing.

Essential Environment

The Science Behind the Stories
Author: Jay H. Withgott,Matthew Laposata
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780321984579
Category: Science
Page: 480
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#1 best-selling Environmental Science text and media package is now even better! Essential Environment: The Science behind the Stories, Fifth Edition engages students using current, integrated case studies that provide a context for understanding science and environmental concerns in a brief, 18-chapter text. Jay Withgott and Matt Laposata present the latest understanding of environmental science along with expanded FAQ discussions that address common student misconceptions and with new Data Analysis questions that build quantitative literacy. MasteringEnvironmentalScience ® with eText is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product that improves results by helping students quickly master concepts both in and outside the classroom. MasteringEnvironmentalScience incorporates activities written by the authors, so your students will arrive better prepared for class. The book and MasteringEnvironmentalScience work together to create a classroom experience that makes teaching and learning more efficient and enjoyable. Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MasteringEnvironmentalScience does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MasteringEnvironmentalScience please visit www.masteringenvironmentalscience.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MasteringEnvironmentalScience by searching for 0321984455 / 9780321984456. MasteringEnvironmentalScience is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Idiot's Guides: Environmental Science


Author: James Dauray, M.Ed
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615643729
Category: Study Aids
Page: 352
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Environmental science is an integrated, interdisciplinary field that combines the study of ecology, physics, chemistry, biology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, and geography. It is among the top 10 most popular Advanced Placement examinations taken by high school seniors in an effort to receive postsecondary college credit. Idiot's Guide® to Environmental Science provides a step-by-step review of the disciplines that comprise environmental science, helping students grasp the basic concepts, internalize the information, and prepare for exams. Features include: - The basics and history of the human relationship with the natural environment - The ways species grow, change, and interact - A detailed description of the earth's ecosystems, including deserts, grasslands, forests, and aquatic ecosystems - The effects of economics and agriculture on the environment - The various types of energy humans use, as well as how its production impacts the earth's ecosystems, with a focus on renewable energy sources - The ill effects of a growing population, including pollution, toxins, bacteria, waste, and global warming/climate change

Environmental Science


Author: Bradley Smith,Eldon Enger
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780073532554
Category: Science
Page: 512
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This full-color, introductory environmental science text is known for being concise, conceptual, and value-priced. The approach and reading level cover the basic concepts without overloading students with too much detail. The authors reinforce the text's central theme of "interrelationships" by providing a historical perspective, information on economic and political realities, discuss the role of different social experiences, and integrate this with the crucial science to describe the natural world and how we affect it.

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Category: Education
Page: 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Environmental Science

A Global Concern
Author: William P. Cunningham,Barbara Woodworth Saigo
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780072909326
Category: Environmental sciences
Page: 646
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Written for the introductory-level course in Economic Botany, this long-awaited revision offers more emphasis on key topics like biotechnology and ethnobotany.

Visualizing Environmental Science


Author: Linda R. Berg,Mary Catherine Hager,David M. Hassenzahl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 489
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The new third edition provides environmental scientists with an approach that focuses on visuals rather than excessive content. The streamlined coverage discusses the basic science so students walk away with a strong understanding of the facts. New Think Critically and Data Interpretation features encourage them to analyse visuals and graphs to place information in context. The illustrations have been improved and additional opportunities to conduct real data analysis have been added. The What a Scientist Sees feature also gives environment scientists a real-world perspective of how a concept or phenomenon is applied in the field.

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions


Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133169546
Category: Science
Page: 800
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Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Functions and Change: A Modeling Approach to College Algebra


Author: Bruce Crauder,Benny Evans,Alan Noell
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337515612
Category: Mathematics
Page: 576
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FUNCTIONS AND CHANGE: A MODELING APPROACH TO COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Sixth Edition, is ideal for both non-traditional and terminal students taking college algebra, as well as those who may continue onto calculus. Graphing utilities, functions, modeling, real data, applications and projects develop students’ skills and give them the practice they need to not only master basic mathematics but apply it in future courses and careers. With a new, separate section on quadratic functions, additional emphasis on business applications, and new skill-building exercises and Excel activities, the sixth edition reinforces the authors' focus on connecting math in the real world, promotes mastery of the material, and fosters critical thinking. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Category: Education
Page: 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Environmental Science

Student Workbook
Author: Tracey Greenwood,Kent Pryor,Lisa Bainbridge-Smith,Richard Allan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781927173558
Category: Biotic communities
Page: 250
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"Environmental Science introduces students to the Earth's physical and biological systems, and the interactions of humans with these. This revision introduces new content and aligns the workbook to its supporting digital resources. Content developments include updates on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, and in-depth coverage of energy extraction issues, pollution, and the wider environmental implications of urban development. The ideal companion to both the APES curriculum and the IB Environmental Systems and Societies"--Back cover.