ERIC Number: ED249102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Nature's Hitchhikers. A Fall Activity Packet for Second Grade.
Jackson Community Coll., MI. Dahlem Environmental Education Center.
This instructional packet is one of 14 school environmental education programs developed for use in the classroom and at the Dahlem Environmental Education Center (DEEC) of the Jackson Community College (Michigan). Provided in the packet are pre-trip activities, field trip activities, and post-trip activities which focus on the characteristics of seeds. Strategies for using these activities with second grade students are also provided. The pre-trip activities focus on the nature of seeds, student's dependence on seeds and plants, the requirements for seed growth, and methods of seed dispersal. Five activity sheets and a letter to parents explaining the purpose of the program are included. The post-trip activities provide students with opportunities to investigate seed germination and plant growth. A list of formal and non-formal objectives for both indoor and outdoor field trip activities at the DEEC are presented in a separate field trip guide. Most of the activities are interdisciplinary and can enhance student skills in mathematics, reading, and spelling as well as science. In addition, the activities are designed to sharpen such skills as observing, classifying, measuring, and interpreting. (JN)
Descriptors: Botany, Ecology, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Grade 2, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Plant Growth, Primary Education, Science Activities, Social Studies
Dahlem Environmental Education Center, Jackson Community College, 7117 South Jackson Rd., Jackson, MI 49201.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Inst. of Museum Services.
Authoring Institution: Jackson Community Coll., MI. Dahlem Environmental Education Center.