ERIC Number: ED059950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Environmental Approach to Eighth Grade Science.
Sargo, Herbert J.
This report outlines a method of teaching eighth-grade science with an environmental perspective. Areas of study normally found in junior high science curriculum are integrated with environmental concepts. This particular approach to 8th grade science is intended to be process oriented, field oriented, problem oriented, and relevant to the local community. The class is divided into three or four heterogeneous groups simulating a community situation. Students choose from a list of environmental topics and are given a "group plan" comprised of a list of general questions unique to the subject area to guide their research. The role of the instructor is one of facilitator; students do all they can by themselves. Students are encouraged to expand their learning sources and gain actual environmental experience within the community through letters to organizations. Block scheduling is suggested. Provided are: readings, information and, community sources; group plans; and a list of environmental educational concepts. Over one half of the book consists of appendices: Student Correspondence; Student-Oriented Information for Distribution; Resource Bibliographical Information; Student Papers on Speakers, Filmstrips and Movies; and Excerpts from Group Plan Research. Related documents are: SO 002 611, SO 002 612, and SO 002 615. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Concept Teaching, Conservation Education, Ecology, Environmental Education, Field Experience Programs, Grade 8, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Natural Resources, Pollution, Population Education, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Science Curriculum, Secondary Education, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington State Coll., Bellingham. Huxley Coll. of Environmental Studies.