ERIC Number: ED103241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Nature Hunt, 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 the existing curriculum. The unit is self-contained and requires little teacher preparation. The philosophy of the unit is based on an experience-oriented process that encourages self-paced independent student work. In this unit, young primary school children are encouraged to explore a natural area through outdoor activities. They work in small groups to observe, compare, arrange, and communicate their discoveries. This investigation is set up as a game. Students are given containers with natural items collected from the area and with photographs of representative sites in the area. Their goal is to identify and collect items similar to those in the containers and to identify the areas in the photographs. All items are to be brought back to the classroom for study and exchange. Information for teachers includes a list of materials needed, directions for the activities, and field trip preparations. (MA)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Investigations, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Primary Education, Science Education, Teaching Guides
National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Order No. 79105, $1.00)
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