ERIC Number: ED496428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
Watershed Dynamics. Teacher Edition (Includes the Full Student Edition). Cornell Scientific Inquiry Series
Carlsen, William S.; Trautmann, Nancy M.
National Science Teachers Association (NJ3)
Whether you're a stream studies novice or a veteran aquatic monitor, "Watershed Dynamics" gives you abundant practical resources to extend your students' investigations into local water quality and land-use issues. This two-part set is ideal for teaching biological and ecological concepts and research techniques. It also shows how the interplay between scientific data and human judgment can shape public policy decisions on zoning, flood control, and agricultural practices. The Teacher Edition explains how to guide student research and engineering design projects. Classroom-ready materials include detailed background, sample assessment tasks and rubrics, and guidelines for integrating peer review into classroom science. The Teacher Edition also includes the complete Student Edition. "Watershed Dynamics" is the final volume in the four-part Cornell Scientific Inquiry Series, designed to guide students in designing and conducting experiments, presenting their results, and exchanging feedback with their peers. Sections in this book include: (1) Understanding Watershed Dynamics; (2) Protocols: Introduction to Research; (3) Interactive Research: Field Studies and Experiments; and (4) Interactive Research: Stormwater Treatment Design Challenge. Also included are: references; Internet resources; sources of air photos, maps, and supplies; and the student edition. [This text was also written by The Environmental Inquiry Team.]
Descriptors: Student Research, Public Policy, Investigations, Ecology, Water Quality, Science Activities, Scientific Research, Scoring Rubrics, Peer Evaluation, Inquiry, Science Experiments, Educational Resources, Science Teachers
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.