ERIC Number: ED244795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Hanging on to the Wetlands. Book II.
Newton, David E.; Slesnick, Irwin L.
This middle/junior high school unit on wetland ecology consists of 12 activities and activity packets containing data sheets, activity sheets, flash cards, game cards, and other materials needed to complete the activities. The first activity is the text for a slide-tape show which provides an overview of the entire unit. Each of the remaining activities is then presented under five headings: (1) objective; (2) background; (3) activity; (4) summary; and (5) going further. The objective tells what students can gain from doing the activity. The background gives information about the subject matter of the activity and, when applicable, explains why the activity is important. The summary consists of several questions to be answered after the activity is completed. Going further is a section with suggestions for additional activities. Among the topics considered in the activities (which may be completed in any order) are endangered wet lands, how to visit a wetland, identifying wetland plants and animals, ecological niches in wetlands, food chains, wetland soils, and motion in wetlands. In addition, instruction for creating art objects related to feelings about wetlands are provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Ecology, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Marine Education, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Units of Study, Water Resources, Wildlife
Western Washington University, Department of Biology, Bellingham, WA 98225 ($25.00 for set of 3: Books I, II, and III).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington Univ., Bellingham.
Note: For Books I and III, see SE 044 519 and SE 044 521.