ERIC Number: ED249105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Reading the Rocks. A Fall Activity Packet for Fifth 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 various geological concepts. Strategies for using these activities with fifth grade students are also provided. The pre-trip activities focus on: (1) igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks; (2) the rock cycle; and (3) weathering and erosion. These and other geological concepts are then reinforced during the indoor and outdoor activities conducted at the DEEC. Instructions and objectives for these activities are provided in a separate field trip guide. The post-trip activities include exploring geology at the school site and examining the effects of Mount St. Helens, and looking for geology in the news. (JN)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Geology, Grade 5, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Outdoor Activities, Science Activities
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.