ERIC Number: ED116901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Investigating Your Environment. Student Handbook.
Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.
This handbook is designed to encourage students to investigate their environment. The techniques of investigative studies are explained and the means of implementing them are discussed. Environmental problems such as air and water quality, noise pollution, land use, and population studies are the suggested targets of the students' investigations. The information is presented in an unbiased manner which allows students to experiment and then make their own conclusions about the quality of the environment. The tools necessary to make value judgments about the environment are presented throughout the book. This handbook is not designed for use as a traditional textbook, but rather as a compilation of concepts, suggestions, and methods. Students are free to use the materials for whatever topics or depths of study they need. A preliminary section of the book deals with the clarification of values in general. The final section lists numerous resources for further information. Drawings and photographs illustrate the techniques and principles being discussed within the text. Students are given background information on every technique and a table of acceptable values for the results. (MA)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environment, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Land Use, Learning Activities, Population Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Textbooks
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, South Street, Reading, Massachusetts 91867
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.
Note: For the accompanying Teachers' Handbook, see SE 018 946