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ERIC Number: ED518701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
Pages: 175
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8735-5213-4
Watershed Dynamics. 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 Student Edition is organized into four parts: (1) an introduction to watersheds, land use, streams, and related research; (2) 10 protocols with specific instruction on research techniques related to watersheds; (3) field studies and experiments that guide students through interactive research projects using the protocols; and (4) an engineering design challenge in which students develop a device to treat simulated stormwater runoff. Included throughout are plentiful forms that provide both structure and flexibility as they guide students through each research step. "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. Following a preface, this book is divided into four sections: (1) Understanding Watershed Dynamics; (2) Protocols: Introduction to Research; (3) Interactive Research: Field Studies and Experiments; and (4) Interactive Research: Stormwater Treatment Design Challenge. [This book was also written by The Environmental Inquiry Team.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)