Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Environmental Science Textbook and Digital Program | Grades 9–12

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  • Developed Specifically for High School Students

    This comprehensive program offers a wealth of print and digital resources to help you meet the needs of high school learners with varied interests and learning abilities.

    Updated Content and Case Studies

    The updated contents provides a balanced approach to environmental topics, including ecology, Earth science, health, and policy issues. Enhanced case studies based on current scientific news stories help you teach concepts while making environmental science relevant to your students. They also develop critical-thinking skills and promote hands-on problem solving.

    Full-Featured Teacher Edition

    Environmental Science offers all the support and strategies you’ll need to reach high school students of all abilities. A wealth of activities, teaching resources, and exciting features will ignite class discussion and critical thinking.

    Widest Array of Labs

    Inquiry is the key to understanding science and building critical-thinking skills. Environmental Science offers the largest and most diverse lab and lab support program available for promoting hands-on exploration and application.

    Engaging Online Resources

    Go Green to expand learning and involvement outside the classroom! The Interactive Online Edition helps students reduce your classroom’s carbon footprint by providing 24/7 access to all program resources, including EcoZine— an interactive magazine.

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      Explore the Difference

      A major revision, Holt McDougal Environmental Science © 2013 Student Edition combines current motivating content, clear navigation features, and compelling graphics to help today's students visualize and apply key concepts. A new, full-featured Teacher Edition offers a wealth of support, activities, and strategies to help you reach learners of all abilities, and an Online Interactive Edition puts all of the program's dynamic teaching and learning resources at your fingertips 24/7. Take a tour of the updated Holt McDougal Environmental Science, which was specifically designed to help students understand the environmental issues of today and the future.

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      Meet our featured author of Environmental Science.

  • What makes Holt McDougal Environmental Science © 2013 stand out? Since today’s science classrooms are comprised of students with widely differing abilities and learning styles, the program provides you with time saving, easy-to-use resources targeted specifically for English Language Learners, inclusion, below level, and advanced learners. A wealth of activities, teaching resources, and exciting features will ignite class discussion and critical thinking. Leading edge, innovative digital tools and skills practice resources provide a multimodal approach—an alternative experience—to help all students succeed. Since all the program components are located online, teacher and student will have anytime/anywhere access to the types of resources that today’s teaching environment demands.

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    • What’s New in 2013

      A major revision, Holt McDougal Environmental Science © 2013 Student Edition combines current motivating content, clear navigation features, and compelling graphics to help today's students visualize and apply key concepts. A new, full-featured Teacher Edition offers a wealth of support, activities, and strategies to help you reach learners of all abilities, and an Online Interactive Edition puts all of the program's dynamic teaching and learning resources at your fingertips 24/7.

      New Contributing Author

      Michael Heithaus, Ph.D. brings his specialty in marine biology along with a passion for engaging students in the wonders of the natural world and the application of the scientific method.

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      Expanded Case Studies

      Updated Case Studies in the Student Edition encourage students to take action. These compelling features, first introduced in the Chapter Opener and revisited in the Chapter Review, support introduction of scientific content and concepts as well as critical-thinking and application skills. Students are encouraged to connect case study topics back to the chapter concepts, building an enduring understanding of the main ideas.

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      Differentiated Instruction

      Support for differentiated instruction in the Teacher Edition helps you reach all learners, with strategies in every lesson provided for: Below Level, English Language Learners, Group Activity, Inclusion, Pre-AP*, and Teach with Technology.

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      Interactive Online Edition

      Available at hmdscience.com, the Interactive Online Edition offers 24/7 access to all program components and encourages your students to "Go Green."

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      EcoZine

      This interactive online magazine keeps the program current—and keeps students up to date, informed, and involved—through live news feeds, current events articles, relevant archives, and much more.

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      Virtual Investigations

      21 multimedia lessons, each approximately 30 minutes in length, combine engaging presentations, interactive activities, and simulated scientific investigations to reinforce students’ understanding of environmental science and science skills while strengthening inquiry and lab skills.

    • Reading and Vocabulary

      Students using Holt McDougal Environmental Science © 2013 will get the most out of their reading with point-of-use resources that help build critical reading skills and comprehension.

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      Enhanced eBook

      This online version of the Student Edition, accessed via the Book Pages tab on hmdscience.com, enables students to access all the textbook pages on a desktop, laptop, or netbook computer. A separate tab offers access to the Study Guide, audio, and Key Terms definitions, and the Tools menu provides point-of-use access to the Smart Grapher, Periodic Table, full Glossary, FoldNotes, and other interactive features. Additional motivating functionality includes bookmarking, highlighting, note taking, and keyword searches.

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      Editable Worksheets

      Environmental Science offers a variety of editable worksheets that support the development of critical reading skills and comprehension. Active Reading Worksheets, Study Guide, and Critical Thinking worksheets all provide valuable practice and reinforcement.

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      Teaching Visuals

      More than 200 digital illustrations and diagrams (many from the textbook) support and enhance whole-class instruction.

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      FoldNotes

      Ten reading study tools featured in the Appendix of the Student Edition (and in the Teacher Edition wrap) are also demonstrated online in step-by-step animated instructions to help students organize concepts and review main ideas.

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      Interactive Concept Maps

      Available for every chapter, these interactive graphic organizers show the relationships among concepts and help students develop logical thinking and study skills.

    • Differentiated Instruction
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      Audio Files in English

      The entire Student Edition has been professionally recorded and is available online at point of use to help bolster comprehension. Downloadable to MP3 players, the audio files are also included on the Student One Stop™ DVD.

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      Map Skills Worksheets

      Worksheets designed to improve student map-reading and interpretation skills are ideal for in-class activities or as homework assignments.

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      EcoZine

      This interactive online magazine gives students access to current information from the community and the world, updated regularly with live news feeds and feature articles.

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      Scientific Reasoning Skill Builder*

      The exercises in these practice worksheets help students to develop the thinking skills that form the building blocks of quantifying and comparing—and to integrate these thought modes into their reading, writing, and thinking.

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      Support for English Language Learners

      Spanish Study Guide

      Study Skills worksheets help ensure that students understand the key terms and main ideas in each chapter.

      Spanish Section Quizzes

      Chapter Test A is a 10-item quiz for each section.

      Professional Reference for Teacher*

      Three sections to support ELL instruction in this resource include: Teaching Science to Students with Limited English Proficiency, Meeting the Needs of Standard English Learners, Teaching Reading to English Language Learners in the Science Classroom.

    • Labs and Data Analysis

      Because inquiry is the cornerstone of understanding science concepts, Environmental Science offers the widest array of labs available in a high school program to promote hands-on exploration and application.

      Hands-on Labs and Activities

      Throughout Environmental Science, teachers will find a variety of online labs to ensure you have just the right lab for your students. All labs include Teacher Notes, and are available in an editable format.

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      Labs types include:

      • Quick Labs: Minilabs that reinforce key concepts with simple, everyday materials and minimal planning
      • Open Inquiry: Student-developed labs that encourage students to perform their own procedure to solve a problem, often using a real-life example
      • Field Studies: Hands-on environment-focused activities referenced in each chapter and located in Student Resources at the back of the Student Edition
      • Exploration Labs: Exercises prompt students to explore a situation or phenomenon to improve their understanding of a new concept, and then produce a written analysis.
      • STEM Labs: 60 hands-on labs designed to bring the application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into your classroom. Each problem-based lab emphasizes inquiry and the engineering design process.
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      Virtual Investigations

      21 multimedia lessons, each approximately 30 minutes in length, combine engaging presentations, interactive activities, and simulated scientific investigations to reinforce students’ understanding of environmental science and science skills while strengthening inquiry and lab skills.

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      Smart Grapher

      The Smart Grapher is a powerful, easy-to-use graphing tool that students can use to create a variety of graphs using their own data—line graphs, circle graphs, and more. You can use it as a stepping-stone before exposing your students to more complex or sophisticated graphing tools.

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      Lab Generator DVD

      This powerful, customizable tool provides teachers with easy access to the entire robust Environmental Science lab program, plus the Holt McDougal Earth Science lab program—over 300 labs, making it easy for teachers to integrate the two sciences. The database of labs is searchable by topic, difficulty level, duration, or standard. Teachers can also add their own labs.

    • Worksheets

      Provide Practice and Extend Learning

      For every chapter in Environmental Science, students will have access to study guide worksheets, datasheets for all the program labs, and a variety of worksheets designed to strengthen reading and science skills.

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      Active Reading Worksheets

      Editable skills worksheets for every section help students learn to analyze text passages to build comprehension. The following skills are emphasized: recognizing cause and effect, sequencing, recognizing similarities and differences, and organizing information. Assign the worksheets as homework, use them to assess reading skills in struggling readers, or help advanced students practice for standardized tests.

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      Critical Thinking

      On these editable worksheets, students use cognitive skills to draw well-reasoned conclusions. Critical-thinking skills covered include distinguishing between fact and opinion; identifying bias; identifying fallacies in logic; judging the authenticity, worth, or accuracy of a position or claim; and synthesizing and evaluating information from various sources.

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      Map Skills Worksheets

      Worksheets designed to improve student map-reading and interpretation skills are ideal for in-class activities or as homework assignments.

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      Scientific Reasoning Skill Builder*

      The exercises in these practice worksheets help students to develop the thinking skills that form the building blocks of quantifying and comparing—and to integrate these thought modes into their reading, writing, and thinking. Skills covered include observing and describing; describing time; defining, classifying and categorizing; cause-and-effect relationships; comparison; hypothesis; probability; prediction; generalizations; and analogies. The worksheets are especially useful for English language learners and students who are at-risk.

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      Study Guide

      Editable skills worksheets help ensure that students understand the key terms and main concepts in each chapter. These can be assigned for homework or used as an in-class review in preparation for the Chapter Test.  Also available in the print Study Guide and online in Spanish.

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      Labs

      Downloadable labs include QuickLabs, Field Studies, Inquiry, STEM, and Exploration Labs.

    • Assessment Tools

      The Perfect Balance for High School Environmental Science

      The comprehensive assessment options located in the Interactive Online Edition bring together all of the Environmental Science assessment tools into one convenient place, giving you many choices on the best way to assess student learning.

      ExamView® Banks

      All chapter and section quizzes are available in these banks online in the Interactive Online Edition or on the Teacher One Stop™ DVD. Use them to create customized tests, and use questions with classroom clickers.

      Section Quizzes

      Use this quick comprehension check to guide your reteaching options.

      Online Section Self-Quizzes

      Eight to ten questions for each section provide immediate feedback for students.

      Leveled Chapter Tests

      Each chapter has two tests—for general and advanced levels—which can be edited directly or customized in ExamView.

      Online Assessment and Remediation

      For teachers who prefer to deliver online testing with automatic scoring, this option offers a 20-item multiple choice test for every chapter, different from the tests available in ExamView.

    • Available Digital Formats
      iBooks

      iBooks Textbooks

      iBooks® textbooks offer rich, magazine-style student editions, multi-touch capabilities, and embedded interactive features to maximize learning engagement. Available for iPad® and iPad mini™.

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      eTextbooks

      HMH® eTextbooks

      eTextbooks include all of the content from the print textbook and are available across all grade levels and discipline areas. Suitable for most tablets, eTextbooks are portable and easily accessed, with some interactivity depending on the device.

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