ERIC Number: ED042638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
[Environmental Education Units.] Soil Sampling. Stream Profiles. Tree Watching. Plant Puzzles.
Minneapolis Independent School District 275, Minn.
Five of these eleven units describe methods elementary school students can use when studying soil characteristics. Soil nitrogen and water holding capacity tests are included with two techniques for measuring soil pH. Survey methods for soil organisms are suggested. The remaining pamphlets describe diverse activities associated with field environmental studies. Techniques for measuring slopes, drawing profiles and contours and for calculating water-shed run off are detailed and illustrated. Detailed studies of a single tree are suggested to make children aware of interdependence in nature. An outdoor activity investigating many individuals of one plant species designed to stress individual variation is described. Background information for the teacher, and instructions for making some of the apparatus, are included. 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