A more quantitative approach to environmental science with an emphasis on real world application and policy analysis 

sample image from one of the environmental science activities from the environmental science lab manual ecology, development, & sustainability: evaluating soil texture
sample image from one of the environmental science activities from the environmental science lab manual ecology, development, & sustainability: using yeast as a pollution bioassay
sample image from one of the environmental science activities from the environmental science lab manual ecology, development, & sustainability: measuring dissolved oxygen
sample image from one of the environmental science activities from the environmental science lab manual ecology, development, & sustainability: population dynamics of paramecia

ISBN  978-0-9850400-4-8 (teacher edition)
ISBN  978-0-9850400-5-5 (student edition)

 

Ecology, Development, & Sustainability is a thoroughly illustrated environmental science lab manual that incorporates policy evaluation and cost analysis.

To facilitate balance, the manual is organized into three sections that are summarized in the title; the natural environment (ecology), the man-made environment (development), and strategies for maintaining a more viable relationship between these two components (sustainability).

Unlike other manuals, this does not contain any "workbook" activities. All data are either generated by the students or collected by the students from outside sources. Procedures are broken down into small steps, many of which are illustrated. The teacher's edition includes an instructor's guide with tips, sample data, logistical recommendations on how to use the class time, and a difficulty rating scale for each lab. In this new second edition, five new activities were added and all of the more challenging labs were thoroughly revised to provide easier versions (challenging versions are still available in the "advanced study" sections).

In addition to the table of contents, free excerpts from the teacher's edition can be downloaded at the bottom of the page, and many of the activities are summarized in short videos that are currently open to the general public. Instructors can share these videos with their students to help them follow the written instructions.

In order to encourage more widespread distribution my terms of use allow instructors to make photocopies for their students. This gives them the option of purchasing only the teacher edition and use it to make photocopies of labs they want to use to supplement their regular environmental science schedule. Current users are encouraged to follow the Science Blog to keep up with new ideas for optimizing your laboratory experience.

If you already bought the first edition and want to follow up with the second edition, write me directly and I will give send you (at no cost to you) a CD containing a pdf file of the second edition with updated spreadsheets.


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E,D,&S pp1-6.pdf E,D,&S pp1-6.pdf
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E,D,&S soil.pdf E,D,&S soil.pdf
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Ordering (US shipping costs included):

Environmental Science Lab Manual, Instructor Edition (book with CD)

$ 28.99 USD

The instructor edition includes all activities, an instructor guide for each activity, and a CD with a pdf file of the instructor edition lab manual, spreadsheet templates for students, completed spreadsheets for the instructor, and a manual supplement.

 

Environmental Science Lab Manual, Instructor Edition (CD only)

$ 14.00 USD

This option is best for those who anticipate only using a small portion of the lab manual in their classes. The CD includes a pdf file of the instructor edition lab manual, spreadsheet templates for students, completed spreadsheets for the instructor, and a manual supplement.

 

Environmental Science Lab Manual, Student Edition

$ 18.50 USD

If you plan to use a large portion of the activities in the teacher edition, you can save wear and tear on your photocopier by getting the student edition. This edition includes all activities (introduction, procedure, and questions for each activity). Contact the website for information on discounts for bulk orders.

 

Export Surcharge

$ 5.00 USD

    This applies to each item        shipped outside U.S.

 
 
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