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Grades 912. This package of all 20 Inquiries in Science® environmental science kits provides lab activities that help students understand an essential science topic in the area of natural resources, ecology and ecosystems, or human influence on the environment. Each kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups.
Grades 912. The underlying theme of the environmental science series is "sustainability in a global environment." Our knowledge of the complex relationships that organisms have with their environment continues to expand and evolve. Today, more than ever, we understand that the way we interact with our local environment affects the greater global environment. Finding ways to grow and survive while maintaining the planet’s delicate balance is a challenge that we all face. The better we understand the consequences of our actions, the better equipped we are to make decisions that support sustainable environmental practices.
This package of all 20 Inquiries in Science® environmental science kits provides lab activities that help students understand an essential science topic in the area of natural resources, ecology and ecosystems, or human influence on the environment. Each kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups. Receive a FREE digital Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide for each kit with package purchase.
|FREE Digital Teacher’s Manual and Student Guide for Each Kit||1||Included|
|Uncovering the Atmosphere Kit (item #251421)||1||Included|
|Modeling the Hydrosphere Kit (item #251401)||1||Included|
|Saving Soils Kit (item #251402)||1||Included|
|Mining for Minerals Kit (item #251403)||1||Included|
|Determining Agricultural Resources Kit (item #251404)||1||Included|
|Examining Energy Resources Kit (item #251405)||1||Included|
|Interacting Populations Kit (item #251019)||1||Included|
|Analyzing Population Growth Kit (item #251420)||1||Included|
|Assessing Biodiversity Kit (item #251422)||1||Included|
|Simulating Succession Kit (item #251409)||1||Included|
|Sustaining Ecosystems Kit (item #251410)||1||Included|
|Building Ecological Pyramids Kit (item #251011)||1||Included|
|Exploring the Nitrogen Cycle Kit (item #251010)||1||Included|
|Estimating Human Populations Kit (item #251413)||1||Included|
|Testing Water Pollution Kit (item #251415)||1||Included|
|Experiencing Air Pollution Kit (item #251414)||1||Included|
|Tracking Endangered Species Kit (item #251416)||1||Included|
|Understanding Climate Change Kit (item #251417)||1||Included|
|Investigating Legislation Kit (item #251418)||1||Included|
|Conserving Resources Kit (item #251419)||1||Included|
Inquiries in Science® is our exclusive series of hands-on kits specifically designed to help high school students understand abstract, hard-to-grasp science concepts. The series tracks well with most textbooks, and kit topics reflect state science standards and extensive educator input. Since Inquiries in Science® is modular, you can use the kits individually, as a strand, or as a series to teach biology, chemistry, and environmental science.
Field-tested in classrooms nationwide, Inquiries in Science® employs guided inquiry based on the 5E learning cycle of engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate. This inquiry-based approach also promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) practices. It enables students to:
Inquiries in Science® helps students build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and encourages creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. It creates an environment in which you and your students work together as active learners.
Disciplines and topics addressed by the kits were organized and selected based on data from numerous sources, including the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards, AAAS's Project 2061 Science Benchmarks, NAEP's Science Framework, and state science education standards from across the US. In addition, the Inquiries in Science® content and activities reflect the science practices and engineering practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts outlined by the National Research Council's A Framework for K–12 Science Education (2011) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013).