Chapters in the Texas Aquatic Science Textbook
Anchoring the Texas Aquatic Science curriculum for middle and high school students is the peer-reviewed textbook, Texas Aquatic Science, published by the Texas A& M University Press.
The Texas Aquatic Science Textbook Chapters
Anchoring the Texas Aquatic Science curriculum for middle and high school students is the peer-reviewed textbook, Texas Aquatic Science, published by the Texas A&M University Press. The textbook is available in print copy and e-book versions, and is available free of charge on the Texas Aquatic Science website.
Developed as part of Texas Aquatic Science for middle and high school students, the textbook Texas Aquatic Science also now serves as a basis for aquatic science instruction at the college level for non-science majors, in the home-school environment, and is open to anyone who wants to learn about nature and water. Aquatic science is covered comprehensively, meeting Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for and covering relevant principles of geology, geography, chemistry, physics, ecology, and biology throughout the text and associated teaching materials. Spanning the hydrologic cycle from rain to runoff from watersheds, underground aquifers to springs, and rivers to estuaries, the textbook provides clear, concise scientific information in an understandable and enjoyable way that promotes understanding of important concepts and clarifies major ideas.
Emphasizing water sustainability and conservation actions, the book describes what readers can do personally to conserve water for the future. Professional job and volunteer opportunities for students are provided in illustrated short story format.
As Texas Aquatic Science was written, science teachers from throughout Texas were invited to review and comment on each chapter as it was drafted. Nearly 100 individuals participated in review of the textbook. As part of publication by the Texas A&M University Press, the text was submitted to anonymous peer-review. Comments and revisions from Texas educators and peer reviewers were included in the final text.
Texas Aquatic Science Video Chapter Introductions
Each chapter of Texas Aquatic Science begins with a video, 90 to 120 sec in length, introducing the major concepts and illustrating the ecosystems or subjects that are covered in the chapter.
Texas Aquatic Science Teachers Guide
The textbook is accompanied by an extensive Teachers Guide.