A fundamental principle of ecology is that "everything is interconnected." This observation holds true in the academic as well as the natural world; if we study an environmental issue in depth, we find that it cannot be resolved by means of any single discipline. Environmental studies transcend all disciplines so as to include the sciences, mathematics, technology, social studies, language arts and the practical and fine arts. The science component, ecology, is itself an integrating rather than a splintering science. It draws together the traditionally separate disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. Mathematics provides a tool for quantifying and interpreting the data obtained through experimentation and observation.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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Bollwinkel, Carl W.; Bonnett, Barbara A.; and Cochran, Rosalie J.
"Demonstration Classrooms: A Thematic Approach to Science/Mathematics Integration,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 30
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol30/iss3/4