ERIC Number: ED097189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Field Plot Studies. Penn State HPER Series No. 4.
Outdoor education teaching materials are presented for grades 3-6. The term "plot studies" encompasses those investigative activities which can be carried on within a small, defined land area on or near school grounds for the purpose of enhancing and extending classroom and textbook activities. Natural science activities deal with plant and animal ecology, soil, and geology. The format was designed to: develop observational skills, provide experience with charts and recording of information, develop a skill in drawing conclusions, and develop ability in summarizing. Most activities can be completed in a half hour in any order the teacher chooses, and sections can be done by themselves or as part of a larger unit. Several poems and a crossword puzzle are included, and the teacher is encouraged to clearly establish the interrelationships of each area with each other area, e.g., language arts with natural science. The appendix is the form for the observation chart which can be used for several topics of study. A bibliography concludes the document. (Author/AH)
Descriptors: Charts, Curriculum Enrichment, Discovery Learning, Ecology, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Natural Sciences, Outdoor Education, Records (Forms), Teaching Guides
Penn State University, Penn State HPER Series, 275 Recreation Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Health and Physical Education.