ERIC Number: ED253412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Learning with Otis. A Conservation Education Activities Book, Grade 3.
Haley-Oliphant, Ann; Behrens, Larry
The Learning with Otis program is designed to provide elementary school teachers with practical conservation education activities which should be infused into the existing curriculum on a regular basis. Although many of these activities are science-oriented, the program is not, and should not be considered a science curriculum exclusively. This activity book is the basic component of the program. It consists of lesson plans and student materials organized into eight topic areas: ecology; geology; soil relationships; land use; conservation ethics; wildlife; plants; and water and aquatic life. Each lesson plan includes: (1) the number(s) of Basic Essential Skills Test (BEST) objectives and conservation concepts fostered in the lesson; (2) specific lesson objectives; (3) a list of materials needed; (4) a glossary (called teacher resource words); (5) instructional strategies; (6) suggested student activities; and (7) when applicable, answers to student materials. Numbered lists of conservation education concepts and BEST objectives (for reading/language arts, mathematics, and government/economics) are included. The text for a conservation chart used with the first lesson on land use is included. (JN)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Geology, Land Use, Learning Activities, Science Activities, Science Education, Soil Science, Wildlife
Education Section, Missouri Dept. of Conservation, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Conservation, Jefferson City. Conservation Education Unit.
Note: Conservation poster chart to be used in conjunction with the Conservation Chart text has not been included for filming by EDRS. For a related document, see SE 045 375.