ERIC Number: ED211377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
What Adventures Can You Have in Wetlands, Lakes, Ponds, and Puddles? A Marine Education Infusion Unit on Wet Environments. Revised Edition.
Butzow, John W.; And Others
Intended for use in middle and junior high schools, these nine classroom and field activities help students better understand the great diversity of natural communities and the complex interactions of aquatic organisms. A background information section presents teachers with an overview of wetlands, streams, lakes and ponds, and puddles. Classroom activities ask students to view films, participate in a food web exercise, create indoor wet environments using jars and a small children's plastic swimming pool, decorate the classroom with art projects, and study the human history of salt marshes. Field trips allow students to investigate a stream, saltwater marsh, lake, and the school-site watershed. Each activity outlines the objectives, field site when appropriate, materials, timing, and procedures. Teacher resources include lists of organizations, people, teaching units, places to visit, books, and films. Information sheets and student handouts are also included. (DC)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Science Activities, Science Education, Water Resources
Northern New England Marine Education Project, Univ. of Maine at Orono, 206 Shibles Hall, Orono ME 04469 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Marine Education
Note: For related documents, see SE 036 055-058. Produced through the Northern New England Marine Education Project. Contains colored print which may not reproduce well.