ERIC Number: ED183307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Gloucester Marine Biology Unit.
Shearer, Sonja; And Others
Objectives and activities for a field trip study of the seacoast environment of Gloucester, Massachusetts, are outlined in this guide. One phase of a six-week tenth grade biology unit, the field trip features study of tidal pool and salt marsh ecosystems. Specific objectives of the trip relate to observation and identification of various forms of marine life, interpretation of weather conditions, and use of topographical maps. General goals are for students to realize the importance of science in their own lives, to work successfully with their classmates, and to gain respect for the environment and all its habitants. Activities include collecting and identifying plant and animal life, using cameras and microscopes to obtain data, observing tidal changes and weather conditions (over a 40-hour period), exploring the harbor in dories, and visiting a local museum. Materials for students are summaries of important characteristics of salt marsh and tidal pool ecosystems, and discussion questions guiding interpretation of student observations. Forms are provided for specimen identification and for students' narrative evaluations of the field trip. A teacher evaluation cites successful outcomes of the trip. (JH)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Ecology, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Group Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Marine Biology, Outdoor Education, Science Activities, Secondary Education, Units of Study
Project Exploration, N.M.R.S., Main Street, Townsend, MA 01469 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Project Exploration, Townsend, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Gloucester); Salt Marshes; Tidal Pools