Texas Aquatic Science textbook on-line edition is now available at http://www.texasaquaticscience.org Texas Aquatic Science was authored, adapted, and edited by Rudolph Rosen, Ph.D., who also designed the Texas Aquatic Science web site.
Texas Aquatic Science is a STEM curriculum for aquatic science, from molecules to ecosystems and headwaters to ocean, for middle and high school students and teachers. The curriculum consists of the book Texas Aquatic Science, an online version of the book, a teacher guide, specially produced videos, and supplementary materials. Emphasis in the curriculum is on experiential learning, including learning outdoors in the natural environment. All science teachers in Texas were issued an invitation to help review the book and submit student activities for inclusion in the Teacher Guide. Many educators participated in the review and provided lesson materials. All items in the curriculum are aligned with Texas state standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for sixth through eighth grade, and for Aquatic Science and Environmental Science courses for high school.
Texas Aquatic Science is a cooperative education project sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife, The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. Texas Aquatic Science was modeled after the Missouri Department of Conservation‘s (MDC) curriculum, Conserving Missouri’s Aquatic Ecosystems.
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H2O (Headwaters to Ocean) is a cooperative project sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University and funding partner, the Ewing Halsell Foundation which supports the project H2O. H2O is an experiential, technology-enhanced education program focused on water, from headwaters to the ocean (http://www.water-texas.org)