Features

Tour the features of Mastering Environmental Science

See how Mastering Environmental Science helps you master key concepts and improve results.

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Explore Fascinating Video Field Trips

Video Field Trips

Video Field Trips give you fascinating behind-the-scenes tours of real-world sites that focus on environmental concerns and the strategies and solutions employed to address them. The popular, brief videos can be assigned in Mastering Environmental Science for auto-graded student assignments.

Watch a sample from a Video Field Trip

Video Field Trips

Boost Your Data Interpretation Skills

Interpreting Graphs and Data Questions

Practice basic quantitative analysis skills with Interpreting Graphs and Data Questions. Coaching activities provide wrong-answer feedback to help you learn from your mistakes.

Trigger your brain to learn faster

Dynamic Study Modules

Finally, there's a better way to learn! We know not every student learns the same way and at the same rate. Dynamic Study Modules assess your performance and activity in real time. They use data and analytics that personalize content to target your particular strengths and weaknesses. And, because we know you’re always on the go, Dynamic Study Modules can be accessed from any computer, tablet, or smartphone!

Show students how to put scientific inquiry skills into action

Process of Science Activities

NEW! Process of Science activities help you explore the Process of Science in greater depth as they put scientific inquiry skills into action.

Access your textbook anytime, anywhere

NEW! eText 2.0 optimized for mobile

  • eText 2.0 mobile app offers offline access and can be downloaded for most iOS and Android phones/tablets from the Apple App Store or Google Play
  • Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media
  • Accessible (screen-reader ready)
  • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode
  • Instructor and student note-taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search

Make the most out of going to class

Learning Catalytics™

Learning Catalytics is an interactive classroom tool that lets you use your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to participate in and stay engaged in lecture. Simply log in and respond to the open-ended questions your instructor posts during class. Your professor can use the results of these questions to help address misunderstandings, start small group discussions, or decide that you’re ready to move on to a new idea. You can also use Learning Catalytics to anonymously let your professor know that you didn’t understand something.

Additional Features

Prepare for success

Chapter Quizzes and Practice Tests help you find out whether you're prepared for exams.

Wrong-answer feedback personalized for you

Using data gathered from all of the students using the program, Mastering offers wrong-answer feedback that is specific to you. Rather than simply providing feedback of the “right/wrong/try again” variety, Mastering guides you towards the correct final answer without giving the answer away.

Hints offer clear guidance

Mastering provides hints of two types that help you work through, and ultimately, solve problems. Declarative hints provide advice on how to approach the problem, guiding you to the final answer. Socratic hints break a problem down into smaller sub-problems, which makes it easier for you to complete the original problem.

Dynamic, engaging content

Using 3D animations, simulations, tutorials, and activities, Mastering utilizes engaging, interactive media to help you learn the toughest topics and succeed in your course.

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