Tour the features of Mastering Environmental Science

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

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Give students access to their textbook anytime, anywhere

New Pearson eText optimized for mobile

  • The eText 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 for select titles
  • Accessible (screen-reader ready)
  • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode
  • Instructor and student note-taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search

Help students study better

Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively—and at their own pace. How? By keeping them motivated and engaged. The assignable modules rely on the latest research in cognitive science, using methods—such as adaptivity, gamification, and intermittent rewards—to stimulate learning and improve retention. Each module poses a series of questions about a course topic. These question sets adapt to each student’s performance and offer personalized, targeted feedback to help them master key concepts. With Dynamic Study Modules, students build the confidence they need to deepen their understanding, participate meaningfully, and perform better—in and out of class. Available for select titles.

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Build science literacy and put scientific inquiry skills into action

GraphIt! Activities

GraphIt! Activities are a great way to help your students develop their understanding of graphs and data. These activities use real data to help students build science literacy skills and their understanding of how to analyze and interpret graphs.

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Process of Science Activities

New Process of Science activities help students explore the Process of Science in greater depth as they put scientific inquiry skills into action.

Process of Science Activities

Take your students on fascinating field trips

Video Field Trips

Video Field Trips give students 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 are available for in-class use or can be assigned to students and automatically graded through Instructor Resources in Mastering Environmental Science.


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NEW Case Study Tours

Case Study Tours use Google Earth™ and striking images to bring each chapter opening case study to life. Over 20 video tours encourage students to plunge into the theme of the chapter and allow instructors to assign the experience through Mastering Environmental Science.


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Available for these titles:
Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, 6th Edition by Withgott & Laposata
Coming Soon - Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, 6th Edition by Withgott & Laposata

Relate environmental science topics to course concepts

Everyday Environmental Science Videos

Everyday Environmental Science Videos briefly explore interesting and relevant environmental science topics that relate to concepts in the course. These 20 videos, produced by the BBC, can be shown in class or assigned as homework.

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NEW Focus on Figures Videos

Focus on Figures videos support 15 figures, graphs, and charts from Christensen's The Environment and You, 3/e and reinforce students’ understanding of foundational concepts. Developed with author Justin St. Juliana, the videos are embedded in the Pearson eText, accessible through text QR codes, and assignable in Mastering Environmental Science.

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Make efficient use of teaching tools

Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules

Make use of teaching tools for before, during, and after class, including new ideas for in-class activities. The modules incorporate the best that the text, Mastering Environmental Science, and Learning Catalytics have to offer, and can be accessed through the Instructor Resources area of Mastering Environmental Science.

Available for these titles:
Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, 6th Edition by Withgott & Laposata
The Environment and You, 3rd Edition by Christensen, Leege, & St. Juliana

Give every student a voice

Learning Catalytics™

With Learning Catalytics, you’ll hear from every student when it matters most.

You pose a variety of questions that help students recall ideas, apply concepts, and develop critical-thinking skills. Your students respond using their own smartphones, tablets, or laptops.

You can monitor responses with real-time analytics and find out what your students do — and don’t — understand. Then, you can adjust your teaching accordingly, and even facilitate peer-to-peer learning, helping students stay motivated and engaged.

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Link from your LMS to Mastering Environmental Science

Link from your LMS to Mastering Environmental Science

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to Mastering Environmental Science.* Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook.

For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective.

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*Note that LMS integration is available only for Modified Mastering Environmental Science.

Additional Features

A variety of engaging and effective content

Mastering offers a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities to encourage students to actively learn and retain course concepts.

Everything you need in an easy-to-use format

Mastering provides a rich and flexible set of pre-built courses and assignments to get you started quickly. These assets can be used as is or customized to fit your specific teaching needs. The Calendar View on the course home page displays upcoming assignments and due dates, so you can easily stay organized. NEW! Questions are now easier to edit and delete for assignments and courses.

A powerful gradebook

The Mastering gradebook records all scores for automatically graded assignments. Struggling students and challenging assignments are highlighted in red, giving you an at-a-glance view of potential hurdles in the course.

Wrong-answer feedback personalized for each student

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

Dynamic, best-in-class content

Mastering is continually improving based on data generated through classroom use, resulting in content that is driven by the performance of actual students. We make corrections to improve problems that have ambiguous answer choices, ineffectual detractors, or tricky language, and continue to strengthen each problem through ongoing review of the data generated by Mastering students.

Diagnostics and insights that help you guide the class

Diagnostics within Mastering provide unique insight into class and student performance. With a single click, you can view charts that summarize the most difficult problems, identify vulnerable students, and indicate grade distribution and score improvement over the duration of the course.

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