Adventures in Earth and Environmental Science Book 2: Practical Manual

Adventures in Earth and Environmental Science Book 2: Practical Manual

by Dr Peter T Scott


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This is the student practical manual to accompany the second book of ADVENTURES in EARTH and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. It is designed for the second-year program in this topic and is matched to the chapters of Book 2 i.e. Chapters 15 to 28. There are fifty tested practical experiments requiring relatively simple laboratory equipment and Internet connectivity. Each practical activity procedure is clearly set out and many are illustrated with photographs or diagrams. Results and conclusions are directed and there is often reference to further student research. There are also several video links designed to show aspects of the activity or relating to it. All of the mandatory experiments proscribed in the Queensland Syllabus have been included.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925662030
Publisher: Felix Publishing
Publication date: 01/21/2019
Series: Adventures in Earth and Environmental Science , #4
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Dr. Peter Scott is an award-winning of Earth Science of over forty years' experience in both secondary and tertiary education. He holds a bachelor's degree, two master's degrees and a doctorate, including many years on his own research in locating and correlating coal measures. His experience has been as a classroom teacher and Head of Department but he has also worked at the administrative level as Head of Syllabus and as member of State review panels and has served on advisory bodies for several governments and industry bodies. He has also lectured at university in Science teaching. Apart from his exploration during his own field researches, he has also travelled extensively and has visited many places of interest including Antarctica, the Andes, the Amazon, North Africa, the volcanic islands of the Pacific and Asia, Alaska, Hawaii and the American northwest, northern Europe and remote Australia. His studies and interests have also taken him underground into many limestone and lava caves, coal mines and deep metalliferous mines. The Earth is truly a place of adventure - this book encourages the reader to begin its exploration both at home and abroad.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why “Adventures” in Earth and Environmental Science?

2. Studying Earth and Environmental Science;

3. Writing Practical Reports; Safety in the Classroom Laboratory; Safety in the Field.Chapter

15: Use of Resources and Energy

16.1 Examination of Some Common Metallic Ores;

Chapter 17: Non-renewable Fuels and Energy

Chapter 18: Exploration for Resources

Chapter 19: Mining Economic Minerals

Chapter 20: Processing the Mined

Chapter 21: Monitoring and Management

Chapter 22: Renewable Resources

Chapter 23: Renewable Energies

Chapter 24: The Earth in Motion

Chapter 25: Volcanoes

Chapter 26: Earthquakes

Chapter 27: Wind, Rain and Fire

Chapter 28: A Changing Climate

APPENDIX A: Risk Assessment of Practical Work and Excursions

APPENDIX B: Excursion Permission Note

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