Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry

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

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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.

This lab book provides instructions for data collection with Logger Pro® 3 and LabQuest® App only.

What’s Included

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.

Table of Contents
Experiment Suggested Products
1 Seasons and Angle of Insolation Stainless Steel Temperature Probe
2 A Local Weather Study Stainless Steel Temperature Probe, Relative Humidity Sensor, UVB Sensor
3 Investigating Dissolved Oxygen Vernier Optical DO Probe
4 Water Quality Stainless Steel Temperature Probe, pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, Vernier Optical DO Probe, Turbidity Sensor
5 Long Term Water Monitoring Stainless Steel Temperature Probe, pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, Vernier Optical DO Probe, Turbidity Sensor
6 Water Treatment Conductivity Probe, pH Sensor, Turbidity Sensor
7 Investigating Salinity Conductivity Probe
8 Soil Temperature Stainless Steel Temperature Probe (3)
9 Soil Salinity Conductivity Probe
10 Soil pH pH Sensor
11 Soil Moisture Soil Moisture Sensor
12 Soil and Acid Rain pH Sensor
13 Managing Garden Soil Moisture Soil Moisture Sensor
14 Cell Respiration (CO2) CO2 Gas Sensor
15 Biodiversity in Ecosystems Light Sensor, Stainless Steel Temperature Probe, Relative Humidity Sensor, Soil Moisture Sensor
16 Biochemical Oxygen Demand Vernier Optical DO Probe
17 Water Cycle Column Investigations pH Sensor, Stainless Steel Temperature Probe, Relative Humidity Sensor, Soil Moisture Sensor, Conductivity Probe, Light Sensor, CO2 Gas Sensor
18 Decomposition Column Investigations pH Sensor, Stainless Steel Temperature Probe, Relative Humidity Sensor, Light Sensor, CO2 Gas Sensor
19 Ecocolumn Investigations Soil Moisture Sensor, Stainless Steel Temperature Probe, Relative Humidity Sensor, pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, Light Sensor, CO2 Gas Sensor
20 Global Warming Stainless Steel Temperature Probe
21 UV Investigations UVB Sensor
22 Comparing Sunscreens UVB Sensor
23 Primary Productivity Vernier Optical DO Probe, Primary Productivity Kit
24 Modeling Population Growth
25 Insulation Study Stainless Steel Temperature Probe
26 Fossil Fuels Stainless Steel Temperature Probe
27 Energy Conversion Light Sensor, Stainless Steel Temperature Probe
28 Wind Power Current Probe, Voltage Probe
29 Photovoltaic Cells Current Probe, Voltage Probe
30 Current Probe, Voltage Probe Stainless Steel Temperature Probe
31 The Effect of Acid Deposition on Aquatic Ecosystems pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe
32 Measuring Particulates Light Sensor
33 Investigating Indoor Carbon Dioxide Concentrations CO2 Gas Sensor
34 A Pollution Study Stainless Steel Temperature Probe, Relative Humidity Sensor, Soil Moisture Sensor, pH Sensor, Conductivity Probe, Vernier Optical DO Probe, Turbidity Sensor, CO2 Gas Sensor

 

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