ERIC Number: ED470962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Invasion Ecology. Teacher's Guide [and Student Edition]. Cornell Scientific Inquiry Series.
Krasny, Marianne E.; Trautmann, Nancy; Carlsen, William; Cunningham, Christine
This book contains the teacher's guide of the Environmental Inquiry curriculum series developed at Cornell University. It is designed to teach learning skills for investigating the behaviors of non-native and native species and demonstrate how to apply scientific knowledge to solve real-life problems. This book focuses on strange intruders invading parts of the world, threatening the environment and economy, and their impact on ecological balance. The natural links between biology, ecology, and environmental studies and the important connection between science and public policy are illuminated. Three sections present background on the science of ecology and its place in the control of invasive species; protocols for practicing methods that scientists use in monitoring invasive species such as early detection surveys, plot sampling, transect surveys, and decomposition studies; and a series of helpful worksheets to guide students through their own interactive research. The Student Edition is appended. (KHR)
Descriptors: Biology, Ecology, Environmental Education, Inquiry, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
NSTA Press, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.; Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Note: For the separately published Student Edition, see SE 067 057. Produced by the Environmental Inquiry Leadership Team with Bernd Blossey, Alan Fiero, and Adam Welman.