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Field and Laboratory Activities for Environmental Science https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/0077599829.jpeg 8 2013 9780077599829 The major objectives of this manual are to provide students with hands-on experiences that are relevant, easy to understand, applicable to the student’s life, and presented in an interesting, informative format. Ranging from field and lab experiments to conducting social and personal assessments of the environmental impact of human activities, the manual presents something for everyone, regardless of the budget or facilities of each class. These labs are grouped by categories that can be used in conjunction with any introductory environmental textbook.
09780077599829
Field and Laboratory Activities for Environmental Science

Field and Laboratory Activities for Environmental Science, 8th Edition

ISBN10: 0077599829 | ISBN13: 9780077599829
By Eldon Enger, Bradley Smith
© 2013

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The major objectives of this manual are to provide students with hands-on experiences that are relevant, easy to understand, applicable to the student’s life, and presented in an interesting, informative format. Ranging from field and lab experiments to conducting social and personal assessments of the environmental impact of human activities, the manual presents something for everyone, regardless of the budget or facilities of each class. These labs are grouped by categories that can be used in conjunction with any introductory environmental textbook.

1. Primary Productivity

2. Habitat and Niche

3. Community Structure

4. Estimating Population Size

5. Population Dynamics

6. Historical Changes in Human Population Characteristics

7. Human Population Dynamics

8. Plate Tectonics

9. Soil Characteristics and Plant Growth

10. Stream Ecology and Assessment

11. Personal Energy Consumption

12. Insulating Properties of Building Materials

13. The Effects of Radiation on the Germination and Growth of Squash Seeds

14. Evaluating Renewable Energy Sources

15. Toxicity Testing (LD50)

16. Effects of Salinization on Plants

17. Dissolved Oxygen and Biochemical Oxygen Demand

18. Air Pollution

19. Global Indicators of Climate Change

20. Evaluating Ecological Footprint Calculations

21. Land-Use Planning on Campus

22. Solid Waste Assessment

Appendix 1 The Successful Field Trip

Appendix 2 Suggestions for Field Trips and Alternative Learning Activities

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About the Author

Eldon Enger

Eldon D. Enger received a B.A. and an M.S. from the University of Michigan. He is professor emeritus of biology at Delta College, where he taught biology, zoology, and environmental science and was active in curriculum and course development. Professor Enger is an advocate for variety in teaching methodology and feels that if students are provided with varied experiences, they are more likely to learn. Professor Enger's classes include writing assignments, student presentation of lecture material, debates by students on controversial issues, field experiences, individual student projects, and discussions of local examples and relevant current events. Professor Enger was a Fulbright Exchange Teacher to Australia and Scotland, received the Bergstein Award for Teaching Excellence and the Scholarly Achievement Award from Delta College, and participated as a volunteer in Earthwatch Research Programs.

Bradley Smith

Brad is the Dean Emeritus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Prior to assuming the position as Dean in 1994, he served as the first Director of the Office of Environmental Education for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Brad also served as the Acting President of the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation in Washington, D.C., and as a Special Assistant to the EPA Administrator. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Dean Smith was a professor of political science and environmental studies for 15 years, and the executive director of an environmental education center and nature refuge for five years.

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