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Overview

The major objectives of a lab class, and this manual, are to provide students with hands on experiences that are relevent, easy to understand and applicable to the student's life, presented in an interesting, informative format. This lab manual has been extensively updated to provide the student with the latest information and most applicable laboratory activities possible. The manual has been expanded to provide students with more choices in activities that illustrate crucial environmental issues and relevent topics. Further, the expanded choice of labs allows each teacher to select activities that are tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of his, or her, class. Ranging from field and lab experiments to conducting social and personal assessments of the environmental impact of human activities, the manual presents something for everyone, regardless of the budget or facilities of each class. These labs are grouped by catagories that can be used in conjunction with any introductory environmental textbook. All lab activities have been field tested over the past 6 years, and are easy do within a 2 hour lab. Students, regardless of their science background, will benefit from the variety of laboratory activities offered. Relevence sections for each lab have been included to help the student see that he, or she, is doing more than "just counting trees." The instructions for each lab have been clarified and all sections shortened and updated. Finally, the students themselves have had extensive input on how to best improve the lab activities, ensuring that the voices of those most impacted by the manual are also heard.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072909135
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/16/1999
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Retired from teaching at Delta College summer/2000.

Eldon has over 30 years teaching experience in biology, zoology, and environmental science. Eldon has been a Fullbright Exchange Teacher in Australia and Scotland, received the Bergstein Award for Teaching Excellence at Delta College, and participated in an Earthwatch Research Program in Costa Rica. In addition to the environmental science text, Eldon is co-author of the very successful CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY, general biology text with WCB.

Brad is Dean of the Huxley School of Environmental Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Prior to this, he was Director of Environmental Education for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Brad has degrees in political science, public administration, and natural resources from the University of Michigan. Before accepting the appointment with the EPA, Brad was a professor of political science and environmental studies for 15 years.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Unit 1 Ecological Principles

Chapter 1 Introduction and Lab Format

Chapter 2 Community Structure

Chapter 3 Estimating Population Size

Chapter 4 Species Diversity

Chapter 5 Habitat and Niche

Chapter 6 Ecological Competition

Chapter 7 Is Your Campus Friendly to Wildlife?

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Unit 2 Population Growth

Chapter 8 Population Dynamics

Chapter 9 Human Population--Changes in Survival

Chapter 10 Human Population Dynamics

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Unit 3 Resource Issues

Chapter 11 Water Awareness

Chapter 12 Water Pollution

Chapter 13 Stream Ecology

Chapter 14 Stream Quality Assessment

Chapter 15 Particulate Air Pollution

Chapter 16 Soil Management

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Unit 4 Energy Use

Chapter 17 Economics of Energy Consumption

Chapter 18 Renewable Energy

Chapter 19 The Effectiveness of Insulation

Chapter 20 Personal Energy Consumption

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Unit 5 Lifestyle Choices

Chapter 21 An Environmental Survey

Chapter 22 Land-Use Planning: A Shopping Center

Chapter 23 Probability and Risk

Chapter 24 Environmental Awareness and Lifestyle

Chapter 25 Our Finite Resources: The Current Affair

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Appendix A Random Numbers Table
Appendix B Transforming ex to x
Appendix C The Beaufort Scale
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