ERIC Number: ED042636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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[Environmental Education Units.] Photography for Kids. Vacant Lot Studies. Contour Mapping.
Minneapolis Independent School District 275, Minn.
Techniques suitable for use with elementary school students when studying field environment are described in these four booklets. Techniques for photography (construction of simple cameras, printing on blueprint and photographic paper, use of simple commercial cameras, development of exposed film); for measuring microclimatic factors (temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity, light intensity, and soil moisture); and mapping (simple location of objects and contour mapping) are given. Instructions for making the apparatus required are provided and teaching strategies suggested. One of the booklets outlines a series of activities that can be conducted when studying a vacant city lot. This is felt to be an effective way of introducing biological principles to city children. The importance of man as part of the ecological system is emphasized by including a study of the biological effects of trash in the environment. All booklets contain background information for the teacher, and suggest ways the activities can be used to promote interdisciplinary activities. This work was prepared under an ESEA Title III contract. (AL)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Independent School District 275, Minn.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III