ERIC Number: ED042634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Plants in the Classroom. [Environmental Education Units.]
Minneapolis Independent School District 275, Minn.
These four documents are concerned with methods of introducing ecology to elementary and kindergarten children. The first describes techniques for use in a classroom investigation of growing plants, emphasizing the interrelationships of plants and environment and is designed so that children learn variables must be controlled to arrive at valid conclusions. The second describes the organization of a "nature hunt" for kindergarten pupils. It is arranged so that the child experiences many areas of the primary school curriculum, including science, language arts, reading, numeral awareness, social studies, set theory, and music. The third outlines methods of using natural objects in art, including printing, casting, photography, soil and sand painting and weaving rush mats. An attempt is made to present art activities that will also be science experiences. The last is a classroom activity to emphasize the extent that non-returnable and non-decomposable containers are accumulating in the environment; each student records the number of containers used in a week and then an estimate is made of the amount the local community accumulates in a year. Suggestions for appropriate student actions are made. This work was prepared under an ESEA Title III contract. (AL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Independent School District 275, Minn.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III