Water for Life – Introduction
Water is Life Introduction – Aquatic Science Lecture 1.1
Water for Life – Aquatic Science Lectures
Water for Life – Aquatic Science Lecture 1 includes: What is water and why is water important? What is the hydrosphere? What are the special properties of water and why are they important? What is the hydrosphere and what is its importance to life on Earth? What are natural resources? What are aquatic resources? How do we use water? How much water is available for human use? What is conservation? Why is it important? How can we tell if water is polluted or clean? How does water pollution affect aquatic life? How does water’s temperature affect the amount of oxygen in it? What is water quality? How do humans affect water quality?
Aquatic Science Lectures by Dr. Rudolph Rosen is an on-line video curriculum arranged into 13 lessons in YouTube Playlists that follows the contents of the textbook, Texas Aquatic Science. Each lecture covers a major aquatic science subject area and is broken down into short sub-topic video presentations. These short videos can be used by instructors in building their own curricula.
Aquatic Science Instructional Support Materials
The textbook, Texas Aquatic Science, is published by the Texas A&M University Press and can be obtained online from any bookseller or from the publisher here: http://www.tamupress.com/product/Texas-Aquatic-Science,7918.aspx
A comprehensive teaching guide and enhancements can be downloaded FREE here: https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/resources/aquatic-science/
The instructional website is here: http://texasaquaticscience.org/
About the Author
Dr. Rudolph Rosen is a university professor and director of the Institute for Water Resources Science and Technology at Texas A&M University in San Antonio and is a Fellow of the Meadows Institute for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. His bio is here: http://texasaquaticscience.org/rudolph-rosen-author-editor-texas-aquatic-science/
About the Aquatic Science Project
Texas Aquatic Science originated from a cooperative education project sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and the National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network for Climate, Energy, Environment and Engagement in Semiarid Regions (NSF-CE3SAR). Additional funding was provided by the Ewing Halsell Foundation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program. Some materials were adapted from or provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
About the Website SustainabilityCourse.org
SustainabilityCourse.org was created by the National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network for Climate, Energy, Environment and Engagement in Semiarid Regions (NSF-CE3SAR) as a means to provide instructional videos, materials and support to faculty in universities and other educational institutions in South Texas and other semiarid regions. These materials may be use freely, but we ask that users acknowledge the source as