Environmental Science: Active Learning Laboratories and Applied Problem Sets, 2nd Edition
January 2009, ©2010
Part One: General Information.
Laboratory Health & Safety Procedures.
Writing Laboratory Reports.
Part Two: Labs.
Lab One: Environmental Awareness.
Lab Two: Science and the Popular Media.
Lab Three: Greening of the Campus.
Lab Four: Environmental Site Inspection.
Lab Five: Life Cycle Assessment.
Lab Six: Urban Ecosystems.
Lab Seven: Experimental Design: Range of Tolerance.
Lab Eight: Experimental Design: Environmental Contamination.
Lab Nine: Landscaping for Energy Conservation.
Lab Ten: Human Survivorship Changes.
Lab Eleven: Dowsing for Water.
Lab Twelve: Aquatic Species Diversity.
Lab Thirteen: Environmental Forensics.
Lab Fourteen: Field Trip: Sewage Treatment Plant.
Lab Fifteen: Field Trip: Wetlands Mitigation.
Lab Sixteen: Field Trip: Water Treatment Plant.
Lab Seventeen: Global Climate Change and Automobiles.
Lab Eighteen: Indoor Air Quality Inspection.
Lab Nineteen: Soil Characterization.
Lab Twenty: Landfill Planning and Placement.
Lab Twenty-One: Pollution Prevention: Solid Waste.
Lab Twenty-Two: Field Trip: Solid Waste Management
Lab Twenty-Three: Toxicity Testing and the LC50.
Lab Twenty-Four: Environmental Risk Ranking.
Lab Twenty-Five: Sampling for Environmental Pollutants.
Lab Twenty-Six: Indoor Energy Conservation.
Lab Twenty-Seven: Lung Power.
Part Three: Applied Problem Sets.
Problem Set One: The Scientific Method: Observation and Hypothesis.
Problem Set Two: The Scientific Method: Results and Discussion.
Problem Set Three: Quantification of Environmental Problems.
Problem Set Four: Ecosystem Diagram.
Problem Set Five: Biogeochemical Concept Diagram.
Problem Set Six: Global Warming, CO2, and You.
Problem Set Seven: Recognizing Human Impacts.
Problem Set Eight: Ecological Footprints and Sustainability.
Problem Set Nine: Oil Consumption and Future Availability.
Problem Set Ten: Water Quality and Consumer Choice.
Problem Set Eleven: Local Environmental Risk.
Problem Set Twelve: Society and Waste.
Problem Set Thirteen: Introduction to Environmental Modeling.
Problem Set Fourteen: Ecological Identity.
Problem Set Fifteen: Trophic Levels and the Scarborough Marsh.
Problem Set Sixteen: Trophic Ecology of Humans: The Best Guess Breakfast Interview.
Problem Set Seventeen: The Greening of Business.
Problem Set Eighteen: Pesticides and Food.
Problem Set Nineteen: Review and Reflection.
Part Four: Appendices.
The Metric System.
About the Authors.
Updated the laboratory activities and homework problem sets.
These laboratory exercises and problem sets have been designed to use a minimum of equipment at a minimum of cost.