Environmental Issues & Solutions


Module contents

Expand students’ understanding of the environmental issues that affect their everyday lives

Students investigate landfills; effects of radiation on plants; bioremediation techniques (oil-degrading microbes); climate changes/greenhouse effect; water treatment processes; airborne, soil, and water pollutants; food webs; energy pyramids; and predatory-prey relationships. They learn how to determine the carrying capacity of a population and how to calculate a biodiversity index.

The module concludes with three comprehensive culminating activities which delve into water treatments processes, bioremediation, and qualitative water assessment.

Environmental Issues and Solutions includes:

  • Investigation literature and student guide, comprehensive Curriculum Guide, and a Curriculum Resources CD-ROM with a virtual lab
  • Four units of study (labs), each with 1-5 activities (12 activities total):
    • Unit 1: Environmental Issues
    • Unit 2: Air, Water, and Soils
    • Unit 3: Ecosystems, Energy, and Biodiversity
    • Unit 4: Comprehensive Inquiry Investigations
  • A poster on food webs
  • Storage cabinet with materials for 40 students in clearly labeled drawers
1287226 Complete Module with Virtual Lab
1288883 Curriculum Guide
1288870 CD-ROM Network License
1306596 Refill Package
Environmental Issues and Solutions Sample Downloads
Unit Summary 68 K Download
Objectives, Skills, and Vocabulary 90 K Download
Program Features 967 K Download
Table of Contents 46 K Download
Materials List 66 K Download