ERIC Number: ED249109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Frogs and Toads. A Spring 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 and behavior of frogs and toads. Strategies for using these activities with second grade students are also provided. The pre-trip activities include differentiating between amphibians and other animals, identifying frogs and toads, investigating the frog's life cycle, and examining food chains. The indoor and outdoor field trip activities conducted at the DEEC are designed to reinforce the concepts examined in school. These activities (and lists of formal and non-formal field trip objectives) are provided in a separate field trip guide. The post-trip activities include raising tadpoles, investigating amphibian behavior, looking for amphibians near school and home, and completing art exercises. The activities (together with the related activity sheets) provide opportunities for students to practice such skills as sequencing, comparing, classifying, and working cooperatively during science, art, language arts, and social studies lessons. (JN)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Biology, Ecology, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Grade 2, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, 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.