Designed to be used with any Freshwater Science textbook as a content resource, this one semester course includes, an easy-to-use pacing guide, plus comprehensive syllabus 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 class notes that are ready the first day of class. Assessments are provided for each unit. 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 20 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:
- Freshwater Environment
- Ecology and Water Quality
- Lotic Systems
- Stream Animals
- Lentic Systems
Also written by Carol Matthews:
Marine Biology and Oceanography,
Environmental Science and
AP Environmental Science (see award below):
Advanced Environmental Science by Carol Matthews wins TEXTY Award from the Text and Academic Authors Assn.
Freshwater Science is written by the same teacher-author as AP Environmental Science that prompted the 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."
AP Environmental Science wins National 2010 TEXTY Award from Text & Academic Authors 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.
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