ERIC Number: ED249106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Signs of Spring. A Spring Activity Packet for Pre-School.
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 spring. Strategies for using these activities with preschool children are also provided. The pre-trip activities are used to introduce the concept of seasonal change and to sharpen students' senses of hearing, seeing, smelling, touching, tasting, and moving. An activity sheet and a letter to parents explaining the purpose of the program are included. The field trip involves both indoor and outdoor activities during which children explore spring phenomena. (These activities and lists of formal and non-formal field trip objectives are provided in a separate field trip guide.) Post-trip activities are designed to extend students' exploration of spring into the home and school environments. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Preschool Education, Science Activities, Sensory Experience, Sensory Training, Skill Development, Tactual Perception
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.