at home with the gopher tortoise the story of a keystone species

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At Home With The Gopher Tortoise

Author : Madeleine Dunphy
ISBN : 0977753956
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Learn about the gopher tortoise and the more than 360 different kinds of animals that depend upon it for survival.

Strategies To Integrate The Arts In Science

Author : Vivian Poey
ISBN : 9781425810863
Genre : Education
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This teacher-friendly resource provides practical arts-based strategies for classroom teachers to use in teaching science content. Overview information and model lessons are provided for each strategy and ideas are provided for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The strategies addressed within the book allow teachers to make science instruction come alive and best meet students' needs.

The Everything Guide To Informational Texts K 2

Author : Kathy H. Barclay
ISBN : 9781452283050
Genre : Education
File Size : 90. 29 MB
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Your resource for best texts and best practices! Kathy Barclay and Laura Stewart have written the book that teachers like you have been pleading for—a resource that delivers the “what I need to know ” to engage kids in a significant amount of informational text reading experiences. No filler, no lofty ideals about college and career readiness, but instead, the information on how to find lesson-worthy texts and create developmentally appropriate instructional plans that truly help young readers comprehend grade-level texts. What you’ll love most: The how-to’s on selecting informational texts High-impact comprehension strategies Model text lessons and lesson plan templates An annotated list of 449 informational texts

Perfect Pairs

Author : Melissa Stewart
ISBN : 9781571109583
Genre : Education
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Hands-on lessons can be fun and compelling, but when it comes to life science, they aren't always possible, practical, effective, or safe. Children can't follow a lion as it stalks a gazelle, visit the exotic kapok tree in a rain forest, or swim alongside the underwater life in a pond. But they can explore a whole world of animals, plants, and ecosystems through the pages of beautifully illustrated, science-themed picture books. Perfect Pairs, which marries fiction and nonfiction picture books focused on life science, helps educators think about and teach life science in a whole new way. Each of the twenty-two lessons in this book is built around a pair of books that introduces a critical life science concept and guides students through an inquiry-based investigative process to explore that idea--from animal/environment interactions to the role of structure in plant and animal survival, from inheritance of traits to variation of species. Each lesson starts with a "Wonder Statement" and comprises three stages. "Engaging Students" features a hands-on activity that captures student interest, uncovers current thinking, and generates vocabulary. The heart of the investigative process, "Exploring with Students," spotlights the paired books as the teacher reads aloud and helps students find and organize information into data tables. "Encouraging Students to Draw Conclusions" shows students how to review and analyze the information they have collected. Bringing high-quality science-themed picture books into the classroom engages a broad range of students, addresses the Performance Expectations outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards, and supports the goals of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Even if you are science shy, Perfect Pairs can help you become a more confident teacher whose classroom buzzes with curious students eager to explore their natural world.

The Gopher Tortoise

Author : Patricia Sawyer Ashton
ISBN : 9781561643011
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the habitat, physical characteristics, social behavior, eating habits, and conservation of gopher tortoises.

Environmental Science

Author : Daniel D. Chiras
ISBN : 9781449614867
Genre : Science
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Updated throughout with the latest data from the field, the new Ninth Edition of Environmental Science provides a comprehensive, student-friendly introduction to the environmental issues facing society today and offers numerous solutions for how we can create a more sustainable way of life. Chiras focuses on the underlying cause of environmental problems and is sure to present both sides of the issue at hand. Each chapter highlights critical analysis to help student determine how to approach these complex topics and determine the merits of the debates for themselves. The Ninth Edition includes updated and expanded coverage of environmental economics, ecology, and the application of science and technology as it applies to environmental concerns. - Updated and revised throughout to keep pace with the changes in the field. - New and updated Go Green marginal notes provide helpful, inexpensive, and practical tips which will help us all build a sustainable future. - Chapter 15, Foundations of a Sustainable Energy System, includes new content on energy-conservation options, fuel efficiency standards, electric cars, and 'green buildings'. - Stresses critical thinking skills by urging students to analyze complex issues and make rational decisions on key topics. - Spotlight on Sustainable Development boxes give students further insight into timely environmental issues. - Point/Counterpoint sections help students examine both sides of popular environmental issues. - Key Concept boxes highlight the crucial concepts that form the foundation of environmental science.

The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem

Author : Shibu Jose
ISBN : 9780387306872
Genre : Science
File Size : 40. 62 MB
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This book unites a wealth of current information on the ecology, silviculture and restoration of the Longleaf Pine ecosystem. The book includes a discussion of the significant historical, social and political aspects of ecosystem management, making it a valuable resource for students, land managers, ecologists, private landowners, government agencies, consultants and the forest products industry.

Investigations In Environmental Science

Author : Daniel C. Edelson
ISBN : 1585914444
Genre : Science
File Size : 53. 22 MB
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Anthill A Novel

Author : Edward O. Wilson
ISBN : 9780393063202
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 46. 92 MB
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The two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist delivers “an astonishing literary achievement” (Anthony Gottlieb, The Economist). Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, Anthill follows the thrilling adventures of a modern-day Huck Finn, enthralled with the “strange, beautiful, and elegant” world of his native Nokobee County. But as developers begin to threaten the endangered marshlands around which he lives, the book’s hero decides to take decisive action. Edward O. Wilson—the world’s greatest living biologist—elegantly balances glimpses of science with the gripping saga of a boy determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: man himself.

Saving Nature S Legacy

Author : Reed F. Noss
ISBN : 9781559632485
Genre : Nature
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Contains specific guidelines and techniques for maintaining biodiversity within different ecosystems. For land managers needing guidance in biodiversity conservation.

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