Water on the Web
WOW lessons are designed for infusion into the existing science curriculums for college freshmen and advanced high school students. The lessons use the aquatic environment and real lake data to explore basic science concepts through two different approaches: a directed study ("Studying") and an inquiry ("Investigating") approach. The directed studies allow students to apply and learn concepts through direct, guided experience. The inquiry lessons provide a more open-ended opportunity for... More
Material Type: Collection
Date Added to MERLOT: November 22, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 31, 2014
Submitter: Scott Cooper
Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Download Excel files
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Discussion for Water on the Web
4 years ago
Laurieann Casey Klockow (Faculty)
I viewed the Data Interpretation Lesson which can be adapted for use in biology courses outside of water management. It appears an effective lesson for getting students to think about, analyze, and manipulate data to solve a problem, a core skill for any discipline.
It took some time to learn how to navigate the site, ie it was a little difficult to switch between the "studying" lesson, the "investigating" lesson, the data, and the"teaching" lesson plan
Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour
5 years ago
Margaret Trim (Faculty)
A very thorough and complete study. I will definitely use this in my environmental class.
It does appear as if the editors are updating and keeping information current.
Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes.