ERIC Number: ED249104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Energy Around Us. A Fall Activity Packet for Fourth 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 energy uses, energy sources, and issues associated with energy. Strategies for using these activities with fourth grade students are also provided. During the pre-trip activities, students identify the variety of ways they can use energy and the sources of that energy. On the field trip, they learn how plants and animals use energy and complete some wind, water, and solar experiments. The post-trip activities extend this information by examining the advantages and disadvantages of various energy sources. In addition, students complete a valuing exercise and conduct an energy conservation project. A list of formal and non-formal objectives for the indoor and outdoor field trip activities at the DEEC are presented in a separate field trip guide. All activities are interdisciplinary (science, mathematics, language arts, social studies, and art) and foster the development of such skills as classification, problem-solving, interdependence, and global awareness. (JN)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Art Activities, Ecology, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Energy, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Grade 4, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Power Technology, 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.