Spanish Captioned Aquatic Science and Water Videos Now Available at TPWD YouTube Channel
Partners in the Texas Aquatic Science project have always focused on making aquatic science as accessible as possible. Now, each Texas Aquatic Science chapter overview video is available with Spanish and English closed captioning thanks to efforts by Texas Aquatic Science partner, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Spanish captioned aquatic science videos will be useful in the largely Hispanic school districts in Texas as one of the several new Spanish aquatic science support efforts. Click below to go to the new Spanish captioned aquatic science videos:
Once the YouTube channel is located, to view closed captioning in either Spanish or English, please do the following: Choose the chapter video of interest. Then click on the closed captions icon/button “CC” found along the menu bar at the bottom of the video window. Then click on the settings icon/button found along the same menu bar (“Settings” is the icon that looks like a little gear). Select Spanish or English. The video will now play with the selected language closed captions visible.
Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive curriculum for water and aquatic science education studies for middle and high school use, plus application at the university level for non science majors.
The curriculum consists of a textbook in hard copy and fully on line, a massive teachers resource and activity guide that includes assessments, specially produced aquatic science video, and 220 online video lessons all fully aligned with Texas teaching standards. It’s become the top-ranked curriculum and source for information on aquatic science on the internet today.
Aquatic science students and adult learners may navigate the online student portal. For teachers, the Teachers Guide is loaded with science investigations, games, models, cooperative learning activities, Internet projects, readings from the student guides, short aquatic science education videos, science journals, and field based assessments of water quality and environmental conditions in a variety of outdoor education field trips. Most time is spent doing hands on activities from the Teacher Guide, over 700 pages of TEKS aligned, hands-on activities designed to engage all learners and all learner types. Lessons in each chapter begin with an activity to allow the teacher to assess what students know about the concepts to be studied. Lessons embed higher order thinking skills, provide depth and complexity of learning, and provide a wide variety of hands-on activities that engage students in many contexts and methods. Each lesson includes an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned by synthesizing the information and demonstrating their learning by developing creative products or performances.
Texas Aquatic Science education includes the Texas Aquatic Science curriculum textbook, teacher guide and activities, aquatic science videos, on-line lessons, and curriculum website.