National Council for Science and the Environment Endorsement letter
This course material, updated annually, is designed to be used with any Environmental Science textbook as a content resource. This full-year course includes standard alignments, an easy-to-use pacing guide, plus comprehensive 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 PowerPoint) daily class notes that are ready the first day of class. Assessments provided for each unit are also editable. 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. The 33 classroom-tested labs are creative, engaging and apply concepts covered in the daily class notes that are ready the first day of class. Lab materials are commonly available in grocery or hardware stores.
Table of Contents:
- Environmental Science Overview
- Development of Biomes
- Ecosystem Structure
- Ecosystem Strategies
- Animal Population Dynamics
- Human Population Demographics
- Influence of Society on the Environment
- Energy Resources
- The Land Environment
- Agriculture Resources
- The Air Environment
- The Water Environment
Also written by Carol Matthews:
AP Environmental Science (see award below),
Marine Biology and Oceanography and
Advanced Environmental Science wins TEXTY Award from the Text and Academic Authors Assn.
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Environmental Science is written by the same teacher-author as AP Environmental Science, Environmental Science, Freshwater and Aquatic Science. The Judge's comment regarding the AP Environmental Science was: "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."
AP Environmental Science wins National 2010 TEXTY Award from Text and Academic Author's Association
This text is one of only 7 awarded nationally that year and the only one for the Physical Sciences.
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 (www.TAAonline.net). 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.