Advanced Environmental Science*

by Carol Matthews and N. Kathryn Weatherhead

*AP® Curriculum Aligned

Make the most of every valuable day in your AP Environmental Science Course! This comprehensive instructional support material covers all topics in the AP curriculum and gives you as a teacher, and your students, valuable experiences with guided inquiry learning. The 32 labs and activities make each day part of an integrated curriculum designed for excellence. Students will feel confident and well-prepared for the AP exam while becoming environmentally aware citizens. These award winning co--authors have combined classroom experiences of over 50 years. Weatherhead is an experienced AP Environmental Science Exam Grader, Table Leader and Workshop Lecturer. Matthews has published lab manuals for APES, Honors Environmental Science, Marine biology and Oceanography. In this manual there are four labs under each of the 8 unit topics listed below.

Designed to be used with any Advanced Environmental Science textbook as a content resource, this full-year course includes major state standard alignments, an easy-to-use pacing guide, plus comprehensive 160 daily lesson plans providing point-of-use content background and teaching strategies to support classroom success. The classroom-tested labs are creative, engaging and apply concepts covered in the (editable PowerPoints) daily class notes that are ready the first day of class. Assessments provided for each unit are also editable in both Word and ExamView. All of these elements will greatly reduce teacher preparation time, improve the instructional environment for both teacher and student, and ensure coverage of all required national and/or state standards. Lab materials are commonly available in grocery or hardware stores.

Advanced Environmental Science wins TEXTY Award from Text & Academic Authors Assn.

AP Environmental Science won National 2010 TEXTY Award from Text & Academic Authors Association. This text is one of only 7 awarded nationally in any subject area for that year and the only one for the Physical Sciences.

Judge's comment: "Excellent work and certainly relevant!  The student manual gives students the opportunity to see concepts in practice.  This is probably the best material that I have seen on environmental  science."

Note: APES Co-Author Kathryn Weatherhead is 2012 South Carolina Teacher of the Year

Also authored by Carol Matthews are:
Marine Biology and Oceanography (click title for link)
Freshwater (Aquatic) Science (click for link)
Environmental Science (Regular or Honors version, click for link)

Text and Academic Authors Association Textbook Excellence (“Texty”) Award: Recognizing Current Textbooks and Learning Materials for Excellence

This text was awarded a "Textbook Excellence Award" from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) the only association devoted solely to serving textbook and academic authors since 1987 ( The "Textbook Excellence Award" recognizes works for their excellence in the areas of content, presentation, appeal, and teachability. These awards are given each year in several academic disciplines for both elementary and high school works and college titles. TAA's panel of judges are all noted textbook authors in these disciplines.

Complete Teacher Manual and Lab Manual - pricing below
  1. Introduction to Environmental Studies
  2. The Physical Environment
  3. Ecosystems and Ecology
  4. Populations
  1. Energy Resources
  2. The Land Environment
  3. The Air Environment
  4. The Water Environment
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These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

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Teacher Edition Subscription - eBook Version
screen view files only, typically purchased with student eBooks, timely delivery to qualified purchasers, includes 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher
Qty: $279 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-902-6
Teacher Edition Subscription - CD Only Version
CD only, screen view of teacher files, allows print of student material, includes 3 times email access
to a mentoring teacher
Qty: $299 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-305-5
Printed Student Book
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required.
Qty: $26 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-303-1
Mentoring Teacher Program Subscription
This subscription allows for 25 times email
access to the mentoring teacher
for 370 days or end of next school year whichever is longer if purchased after Dec. 1
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required
Qty: $200 US

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