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ERIC Number: ED082923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 6
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Exploring Railroad Track Ecology as an Outdoor Teaching Technique.
Rillo, Thomas J.
Railroad right-of-ways can provide an outdoor classroom where many indigenous organisms and other natural resources can be directly experienced. A typical class can be divided into 3 or 4 segments, with each representing a study group assigned to a specific area of investigation. Suggested activities and questions are presented for the following: embankment, railroads, ties, rails, soil, micro-climate, speed, and distance. A checklist of a railroad track covered the major topics of man, mammals, birds, insects, and plants. It was noted that sciences, social studies, mathematics, language arts, art, and music can be easily enriched when concepts inherent in each discipline are extended to the railroad track outdoor laboratory. (PS)
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