Series: River Books, Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texa
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press (December 29, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.3 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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I'm a Texas high school teacher that teaches Aquatic Science (among other things) and I adopted the online version of this book for my school district last year, published by the Texas Parks and wildlife dept. (TPWD). This is a basic level, that does not get complex or technical but still brings up the important concepts: great for the mostly non-sciencey, low-scoring students that get placed in the class: they like the labs. The free online PDF has included lesson plans, questions and tests (with TEKs included): enough material for a whole year and then some, and mostly inquirey and lab based. I was hoping to get a bit more from the textbook; chapter questions or more detail but that is not the case: the book is a summary of all the online chapters that can be found on the website: good if you need a hard copy when technology fails. The free TPWD PDFs offers all the related lesson plans and the website has the same chapters for free. You don't need the book unless you have to have a hard copy of the text.
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