In this unit, students investigate a fish kill on Georgia’s Ogeechee River, and learn how to obtain, evaluate, and communicate data and information.
In this segment, we outline the eight science and engineering practices of chemistry. Students also discuss qualitative and quantitative observations.
During this segment, we introduce two Science and Engineering Practices: Generating a Hypothesis and Developing a Model.
We explore the steps involved in creating and testing a hypothesis and introduce our third Science and Engineering Practice, planning and carrying out an investigation.
Experimental Design is explored as the terms manipulated variable, responding variable, and constant are discussed.
In this segment, students learn about the importance of lab safety procedures while performing an experiment testing the pH of various samples in the classroom.
Students analyze data collected in the last segment and interpret that data by constructing an argument that explains whether the data shows that their hypothesis should be supported or rejected. Significant figures are mentioned and the importance of data replication is also discussed.
In this segment, students engage in argumentation by either rejecting or supporting their hypotheses about the fish kill. We hear from environmental lawyer Don Stack, who discusses the role of chemistry in his profession.
We take a trip beyond the sea ... to downtown Atlanta and a visit to the Georgia Aquarium. From scuba divers to media specialists to aquarists, we meet everyone who maintains and supports this incredible environment—it takes 600 employees and 2,000 volunteers! And the good news is that you don’t have to work at the Georgia Aquarium to swim here. Anybody can dive in, as you’ll learn in this episode.
Ecosystems come in all shapes and sizes, from massive mountain ranges to the creek in your own backyard. Learn about the key components to a healthy ecosystem in this segment of Let's Go Enviro.
This unit features a variety of roles in the field of Environmental Science as career opportunities. Additionally, students are encouraged to become citizen scientists, environmentalists, and volunteers in their communities.