Field and Laboratory Activities for Environmental Science

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 12/5/2012
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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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.

Table of Contents

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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