Tools of the Environmental Scientist

What tools do environmental scientists use? Learners gain insight into how researchers use the scientific method in environmental science, as well as how scientists' values affect environmental decision making. Using a PowerPoint, pupils explore the importance of the different types of models used in environmental science and hear real-world examples of each. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce the scientific method as it relates to environmental science
  • Have small groups add descriptions of each type of model used in environmental science to a class poster
  • Lead a discussion on values and their impacts on environmental decision making
Classroom Considerations

  • Part two in an 11-installment Environmental Science series
  • Works in a series or as a standalone resource
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Content is relevant to other science disciplines
  • Contains some variation in instructional strategy
Cons

  • None