ERIC Number: ED243727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Marine Organisms in the Classroom. Project CAPE [Teaching Module] SC1.
Hampton, Carolyn H.; Weston, Toni
Nine lessons which involve the use of marine organisms in the classroom are presented in this seventh-grade biology unit. The unit offers instructors alternative ways of meeting common life science goals. It is not meant to be an extra curriculum added to the normal course load, but was developed to consolidate a group of activities designed for the study of marine organisms in a classroom situation. Each lesson includes lesson concept, competency goals, objectives, list of vocabulary words, materials needed, background information, student and teacher preparation, and a set of humane activities to help reach the desired goals. These activities examine such areas as dependence of organisms on non-living environmental factors, characteristics of brine shrimp, behavior of fiddler crabs, and the identification of the incurrent and excurrent siphons of a coquina clam. Introductory material includes: (1) information on setting up salt water aquaria; (2) feeding schedule for marine animals; (3) information on holding tanks; (4) list of supply houses for aquaria apparatus and marine organisms; (5) code of practice on animals in schools; and (5) methods for collecting marine organisms. Materials to be duplicated for student use are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Grade 7, Junior High Schools, Marine Biology, Marine Education, Science Activities, Science Experiments, Secondary School Science
Project CAPE/Dare County Board of Education, P.O. Box 640, Manteo, NC 27954 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Dare County Board of Education, Manteo, NC.
Identifiers: Aquariums; North Carolina
Note: For related documents, see ED 211 358, ED 211 365, ED 211 389, ED 216 906, and SE 044 496-500. Supplementary materials have been added to the end of the document. The journal article in the supplementary material, "Care and Maintenance," is copyrighted; however it has been entered into CIJE, EJ 232 951, Science and Children, v8 n2 Oct 1980.