Environmental Science Activities Kit: Ready-To-Use Lessons, Labs, and Worksheets for Grades 7-12

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This timely update of the popular Environmental Science Activities Kit includes more than 35 lessons for middle and high school science teachers on the most compelling and relevant environmental topics, such as global warming, food and water production, alternative energy sources, endangered species, land-use issues, and many more.

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Overview

This timely update of the popular Environmental Science Activities Kit includes more than 35 lessons for middle and high school science teachers on the most compelling and relevant environmental topics, such as global warming, food and water production, alternative energy sources, endangered species, land-use issues, and many more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470239551
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/31/2008
  • Series: J-B Ed: Activities Series, #14
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 407,718
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael L. Roa was a classroom teacher and school administrator for 38 years and is currently the science education specialist for the Sonoma County Office of Education in California. He is the author of several books on environmental science and is a frequent presenter at local, state, and national science conventions.

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Table of Contents

About Environmental Education and This Resource Book.

Using the Environmental Science Activities Kit.

A Few Words About Safety.

UNIT ONE: HUMAN ISSUES.

ACTIVITY 1. POPULATION—MORE IS LESS.

ACTIVITY 2. FOOD? WHAT FOOD?

ACTIVITY 3. WE “AUTO” DRIVE LESS.

ACTIVITY 4. TOXICS IN THE HOME.

ACTIVITY 5. WANTS AND NEEDS.

ACTIVITY 6. WHAT’S HAPPENING?

ACTIVITY 7. THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY.

ACTIVITY 8. DO IT!

UNIT TWO: LAND USE ISSUES.

ACTIVITY 9. SURFACE MINING.

ACTIVITY 10. WHY RECYCLE?

ACTIVITY 11. SOIL COMPACTION.

ACTIVITY 12. WHAT PRICE OPEN SPACE?

ACTIVITY 13. MULTIPLE USE OR MULTIPLE ABUSE?

ACTIVITY 14. RUNOFF RESEARCH.

UNIT THREE: WILDLIFE ISSUES.

ACTIVITY 15. HABITATS—THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

ACTIVITY 16. MICROHABITATS.

ACTIVITY 17. LONGITUDINAL STUDIES.

ACTIVITY 18. SALTWATER INTRUSION.

ACTIVITY 19. ENDANGERED SPECIES I—WHAT’SHAPPENING?

ACTIVITY 20. ENDANGERED SPECIES II—WHO CARES?

UNIT FOUR: WATER ISSUES.

ACTIVITY 21. OIL SPILL!

ACTIVITY 22. WATER TREATMENT.

ACTIVITY 23. “WATER” WE GOING TO DO?

UNIT FIVE: ATMOSPHERIC ISSUES.

ACTIVITY 24. DETECTING AIR POLLUTION.

ACTIVITY 25. ACIDIC PRECIPITATION.

ACTIVITY 26. GLOBAL WARMING.

UNIT SIX: ENERGY ISSUES.

ACTIVITY 27. FOOD CHAINS.

ACTIVITY 28. WE’RE ALL IN THE WEB.

ACTIVITY 29. HIDDEN ENERGY USES.

ACTIVITY 30. “WATTS” THE COST?

ACTIVITY 31. CONSERVE A WATT.

ACTIVITY 32. KEEP THE HEAT!

ACTIVITY 33. CATCH THE SUN!

ACTIVITY 34. FOSSIL FUEL EXTRACTION.

ACTIVITY 35. THE NUCLEAR POWER PUZZLE.

ACTIVITY 36. BIOFUELS.

ACTIVITY 37. ENERGY ALTERNATIVES.

APPENDIX I: Governmental Agencies.

APPENDIX II: Selected Private Environmental Organizations.

APPENDIX III: Helpful Web Sites.

APPENDIX IV: How to Write for Information.

APPENDIX V: How to Write a Letter to a GovernmentalOfficial.

APPENDIX VI: Local Environmental Investigations.

RESOURCES.

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