ERIC Number: ED103239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Genetic Variation, An Environmental Investigation.
National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.
This environmental unit is one of a series designed for integration within an existing curriculum. The unit is self-contained and requires very little teacher preparation. The philosophy of this series is based on an experience-oriented process that encourages self-paced independent student work. In this unit, students explore possible explanations for diversity within populations. The activities are divided into two sections, the first being concerned with the human populations, and the second with seed populations. Students are asked to make observations of variability in physical characteristics of classmates and to develop hereditary patterns by constructing a family tree. Observations of physical characteristics of seeds and their distribution are also included. This unit is designed for students in grades 4-9. It includes a list of materials needed, background teacher information, directions, additional topics, and short teacher and student bibliographies. (MA)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Investigations, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Population Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Order No. 79123, $1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.
Note: Related documents are SE 018 514-534