Inside-Out: Environmental Science in the Classroom and the Field, Grades 3–8

by: Robert W. Blake, Jr., J. Adam Frederick, Sarah Haines, and Stephanie Colby Lee

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Teachers seeking new ways to integrate Earth science, chemistry, physical geography, and life science into a study of the environment should just step outside! So say the authors of Inside-Out: Environmental Science in the Classroom and the Field, Grades 3–8, who provide thought-provoking, interesting activities to help teachers and students leave the classroom and learn outside.

Inside-Out covers topics such as using topographic maps to better understand landforms, exploring the physical landscape of a local area, how water sustains biological organisms, and the relationship between soil conditions and local flora—using both field- and classroom-based lessons to convey important environmental science concepts. Each chapter includes an introduction to the material covered, followed by activities that allow students to use direct observation and inquiry to learn various concepts in environmental science. The authors also provide many web resources that will point teachers in the right direction for gaining even more information about these subjects.

If you’re looking for a way to bring environmental science lessons to life for your students, Inside-Out can help you do it!

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