Video Field Trips take you behind the scenes of real-world sites that focus on environmental concerns and the strategies and solutions employed to address them.
NEW! Case Study Tours use Google Earth™ and striking images to bring chapter opening case studies to life. Over 20 video tours immerse you in the chapter's theme.
Practice basic quantitative analysis skills with Interpreting Graphs and Data Questions. Coaching activities provide wrong-answer feedback to help you learn from your mistakes.
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!
Process of Science coaching activities help you think critically about environmental research, like a scientist, and understand basic experimental design skills.
Learning Catalytics is an interactive classroom tool that lets you use your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to participate and stay engaged. Simply respond to the 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. With Learning Catalytics, you can tell your professor what you did—or didn't—understand without saying a word.
Chapter Quizzes and Practice Tests help you find out whether you're prepared for exams.
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.
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.
Using 3D animations, simulations, tutorials, and activities, Mastering utilizes engaging, interactive media to help you learn the toughest topics and succeed in your course.