ERIC Number: ED034093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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Teacher's Guide to Animal Camouflage: The MATCH Box Project; Prototype Edition.
Standring, Gillian; Bernath, Robert
The Materials and Activities for Teachers and Children (MATCH Box) project was developed in 1965 to provide for the relatively intensive treatment of a subject over a short period through materials geared to the elementary school level. Each MATCH Box contains materials, equipment, and activities that work together to foster the teaching/learning of specific subjects. ANIMAL CAMOUFLAGE is a series of five, one-hour lessons covering the protective camouflage systems of insects and animals. The MATCH Box contains, among other things, slides and a shadow box with magnetic "animals". The students study the variations in color, shape, and pattern of animal camouflage and learn to consider their results in terms of the particular relationship between the predator, the prey, and the background. The Box contains brief descriptions of each slide to aid class discussion. The Shadow Box helps students to "see" camouflaged animals and they are given the opportunity to construct their own dioramas. (SH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Children's Museum, Boston, MA.