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ERIC Number: ED174387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Actividades al Aire Libre (Outdoor Activities). OBIS/Mini-Corps.
California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.
Prepared specifically for use in one-week outdoor summer camp programs for migrant children aged 10-15, the twenty bilingual (Spanish and English) educational and recreational activities in the Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies (OBIS)/Mini-Corps package have been revised to develop language skills as well as an awareness of the outdoor environment. Simulation, observation, experimentation, and numerous games are used to study ants, fish, lichen, plant habitats and distribution, decomposers, water organisms, stalking, and food chains. Each activity is presented in an individual water-resistant folio containing an introduction, materials list, preparation, action, and language development section consisting of discussion activities, language games, and an all-Spanish mini-dictionary. Throughout the package instructions and information for the leader are in English. Headings, key words, materials, and instructions for students are bilingual. The package contains three additional folios which explain fundamental OBIS activity concepts, describe how to use the materials and activities, and give directions for the construction of simple equipment such as dip nets and aquatic observation chambers. Two booklets aid identification of organisms found in and around lawns and ponds. A Spanish version of the same package is also available. (SB)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Bilingual Education, Biology, Day Camp Programs, Ecology, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Experiments, Illustrations, Instructional Materials, Language Acquisition, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Material Development, Migrant Education, Observation, Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Science Instruction, Simulation, Summer Programs, Teaching Methods
Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.
Identifiers: California Mini Corps Camps; OBIS Program; Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies
Note: These activities were adapted from the activities of OBIS Trial Editions Set I, Set II, and Set III as part of the California Plan for the Education of Migrant Children