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Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry

Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry contains 34 inquiry-based investigations that prompt students’ interest in the environment.

Description

Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry contains 34 inquiry-based, environmental science investigations. Each experiment includes a preliminary activity, teacher information, sample researchable questions, and sample data. Labs are correlated to AP* and IB** standards. Topics include

  • Earth Systems and Resources/Air and Water
  • Earth Systems and Resources/Soil
  • The Living World
  • Global Change and Population
  • Energy Resources and Consumption
  • Pollution

The inquiry style used is based on recommendations from the National Research Council report, “Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in U.S. High Schools” (2002) and leading inquiry-based learning experts.

Included with Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry

Electronic Version

  • 34 inquiry-based, environmental science investigations
  • Access to up-to-date versions of the experiments
  • Essential teacher information for successful inquiry investigations
  • Suggested researchable questions, sample data, and graphs
  • A generous site license­—buy one book and duplicate experiments for your class
  • Word-processing files of the student investigations, so you can edit the files to match your teaching preferences

Printed Lab Book

When you buy the printed lab book you receive all of the resources listed for the electronic version, plus a printed copy of the book.

Sensors and Interfaces for Experiments

Buy a package to get the sensors and interface used for the investigations in this book.

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Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry iBook

Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry is available on the iBookstore. This student companion contains all student versions from the lab manual, a new glossary feature, and images in full color.

Available on the iBookstore

iBook version

Investigations

Select an investigation below to view an overview, objectives, necessary probeware, and standards correlations.

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1Seasons and Angle of Insolation
2A Local Weather Study
3Investigating Dissolved Oxygen
4Water Quality
5Long Term Water Monitoring
6Water Treatment
7Investigating Salinity
8Soil Temperature
9Soil Salinity
10Soil pH
11Soil Moisture
12Soil and Acid Rain
13Managing Garden Soil Moisture
14Cell Respiration (CO2)
15Biodiversity in Ecosystems
16Biochemical Oxygen Demand
17Water Cycle Column Investigations
18Decomposition Column Investigations
19Ecocolumn Investigations
20Global Warming
21UV Investigations
22Comparing Sunscreens
23Primary Productivity
24Modeling Population Growth
No probeware used
25Insulation Study
26Fossil Fuels
27Energy Conversion
28Wind Power
29Photovoltaic Cells
30Investigation of Passive Solar Heating
31The Effect of Acid Deposition on Aquatic Ecosystems
32Measuring Particulates
33Investigating Indoor Carbon Dioxide Concentrations
34A Pollution StudyStainless Steel Temperature Probe or Relative Humidity Sensor or Soil Moisture Sensor or pH Sensor or Conductivity Probe or Vernier Optical DO Probe or Turbidity Sensor or CO2 Gas Sensor
Stainless Steel Temperature Probe
Relative Humidity Sensor
UVB Sensor
Vernier Optical DO Probe
pH Sensor
Conductivity Probe
Turbidity Sensor
Soil Moisture Sensor
CO<sub>2</sub> Gas Sensor
Light Sensor
Primary Productivity Kit

Primary Productivity Kit (1)

Current Probe
Voltage Probe
Stainless Steel Temperature Probe or Relative Humidity Sensor or Soil Moisture Sensor or pH Sensor or Conductivity Probe or Vernier Optical DO Probe or Turbidity Sensor or CO<sub>2</sub> Gas SensorStainless Steel Temperature Probe or Relative Humidity Sensor or Soil Moisture Sensor or pH Sensor or Conductivity Probe or Vernier Optical DO Probe or Turbidity Sensor or CO<sub>2</sub> Gas SensorStainless Steel Temperature Probe or Relative Humidity Sensor or Soil Moisture Sensor or pH Sensor or Conductivity Probe or Vernier Optical DO Probe or Turbidity Sensor or CO<sub>2</sub> Gas SensorStainless Steel Temperature Probe or Relative Humidity Sensor or Soil Moisture Sensor or pH Sensor or Conductivity Probe or Vernier Optical DO Probe or Turbidity Sensor or CO<sub>2</sub> Gas SensorStainless Steel Temperature Probe or Relative Humidity Sensor or Soil Moisture Sensor or pH Sensor or Conductivity Probe or Vernier Optical DO Probe or Turbidity Sensor or CO<sub>2</sub> Gas SensorStainless Steel Temperature Probe or Relative Humidity Sensor or Soil Moisture Sensor or pH Sensor or Conductivity Probe or Vernier Optical DO Probe or Turbidity Sensor or CO<sub>2</sub> Gas SensorStainless Steel Temperature Probe or Relative Humidity Sensor or Soil Moisture Sensor or pH Sensor or Conductivity Probe or Vernier Optical DO Probe or Turbidity Sensor or CO<sub>2</sub> Gas SensorStainless Steel Temperature Probe or Relative Humidity Sensor or Soil Moisture Sensor or pH Sensor or Conductivity Probe or Vernier Optical DO Probe or Turbidity Sensor or CO<sub>2</sub> Gas Sensor

Stainless Steel Temperature Probe or Relative Humidity Sensor or Soil Moisture Sensor or pH Sensor or Conductivity Probe or Vernier Optical DO Probe or Turbidity Sensor or CO2 Gas Sensor (1)

No probeware used (1)

Correlations

National and State Standards Correlations

Meet your state and national curriculum standards with experiments from Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry. National and State Standard Correlations

Sample Download

Preview "Soil and Acid Rain" from Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry. The preview download includes student instructions, teacher tips, sample data, and more.

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Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry (Electronic Version)ESI-E$40
Investigating Environmental Science through InquiryESI$48

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