ERIC Number: ED086437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Outdoor Education Equipment: Plans for Easy-to-Make Items.
Bachert, Russel E., Jr.; Snooks, Emerson L.
The document is a versatile publication providing an outdoor education aid for teaching elementary (beginning with grade 4), high school, and college students. The process is one of learning by doing; i.e., the students construct their own instruments for field studies. The book presents over 100 ideas in an easy-to-follow, easy-to-use format. Each piece of equipment is illustrated with a detailed line drawing and is accompanied by an explanation that includes the instrument's purpose, materials needed for construction, procedure for building, and questions to stimulate discussion about its use. In several instances, there are 2 or 3 sets of plans for a given item to allow for experimentation to fit individual needs. Chapter headings include: Animal Life; Math; Water; Weather; and Soil. The Miscellaneous section covers such things as sundials and a maple syrup collector. The intended audience is educators, naturalists, students, college instructors, ecologists and young scientists. (KM)
Descriptors: Climate, Facilities, Facility Utilization Research, Innovation, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Mathematics, Outdoor Education, Research, Science Equipment, Soil Science, Student Projects, Water Resources, Wildlife
The Interstate Printers & Publishers, Inc., 19-27 North Jackson St., Danville, Ill. 61832 ($7.95 less educational discounts)
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