Dewey, John. Experience and Education. NY, McMillan 1963 Americans seem to have wiped form their collective memory their own greatest of all philosophers of education, John Dewey. The ideas succinctly expressed in this short book on experience-based education are nt quite the same as those worked out in this unit, but they are consistent with them.
Horne, RA. Chemistry of the Environment. NY, Wiley 1978 In most texts, the hydrological cycle is included as one datum among others. In this major text, the hydrological cycle is the datum upon which the rest of life hangs.
Manahan, Stanley. Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry. Michigan, Lewis Pub. Though currently a standard text on environmental chemistry, nearly half of ffie book is given over tQ a turgid summary of general chemistry. He does this because he knows his students have poorly mastered inkoductory concepts. Prom the perspective here, he would more effectivelv have retaught these concepts by using the environment as a context to bring these abstractions to life, as per this teaching unit.
Wilbraham, Antony. Chemistry. California, Addison Wesley 1993 I chose this book as the student text because it beautifully represents the best of contemporary texts on the market. What is wrong with it is what is typical, i.e. theory not context centered. The key concepts found in this unit were taken from chapters 15 and 16 on Water and aqueous systems and Properties of solutions. Ideas for the experiment on electrolytes were taken from the accompanying small scale laboratory manual for this text.