ERIC Number: ED396928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
STREAMS: Science Teams in Rural Environments for Aquatic Management Studies. An Interdisciplinary Environmental Education and Water Study Program.
Wilson, Frederic R.; Julian, Timothy E.
This booklet was created to assist teachers in integrating local environmental education topics into their classroom curriculum. It comprises curricular and instructional materials for developing students' awareness about and concern for water resources, and taking action to protect them. It enables students to learn that they are able to make a difference by helping to solve community water-related problems and that work on controversial water-related issues can achieve positive results for the community. This project fosters learning the skills of inquiry in conjunction with learning to use technology to aid in the inquiry process. The curricular materials included can be utilized in social studies, science, mathematics, and language arts classes. Each curricular topic includes the general goal, specific student objectives, procedure for instruction, assessment strategies, and the resources to implement each topic. Topics include: stormwater runoff, erosion and sedimentation, household pollutants, environmental action, nutrient enrichment, water quality monitoring, limnological testing, water treatment plants, waste water treatment plants, studying a stream from headwater to mouth, groundwater, wetlands, acidity/acid precipitation, and computer technology. A list of audio visual materials and valuable contacts is also included. (JRH)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Cooperative Learning, Environmental Education, Field Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Rural Areas, Science Process Skills, Technology, Water Resources
Huntingdon Area Middle School, 2500 Cassady Avenue, Huntingdon, PA 16652.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Juniata Coll., Huntingdon, PA.; Pennsylvania State Education Association, Harrisburg.; Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Harrisburg.; Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Aquatic Life
Note: Support also received from the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium.