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ERIC Number: ED070651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 105
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Investigations in Ecology: Looking Into Earth's Life Systems and Man's Impact on Environment.
Schultz, Beth; Marcuccio, Phyllis
An exploration of earth's life systems and man's impact on his environment are provided in this boxed set of 70 skill cards for upper elementary and high school students. The core idea of the subject matter is that nothing exists in isolation, with both the man-dominated environment and natural habitats used to illustrate the importance of interrelationships. The cards, each focusing on a major ecological concept and detailing a specific investigation, are grouped into three categories: People and Environment; Plants, Animals, and Environment; and Earth: Life's Environment. They feature basic information, definitions, or assumptions on which the investigation is based; a statement of the problem; and drawings, charts, and/or photographs to illustrate the information. Basic mathematical and social studies skills are intertwined in many of the investigations. An accompanying "Guide to Learning" for teachers contains suggestions on how to use the cards; background information about ecology and environment; behavioral objectives; card by card suggestions including guiding questions, best season for the investigation, appropriateness as an outdoor or indoor activity, quantitative skills and social studies skills and concepts involved; supplies needed; and a bibliography for the student and teacher. (BL)
Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, Columbus, Ohio 43216
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