ERIC Number: ED103242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Nature's Part in Art, 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, requiring little teacher preparation. The philosophy of the units is based on an experience-oriented process encouraging self-paced independent student work. In this unit, elementary school children explore the use of natural items for art projects. As they collect these items, the students have an opportunity to observe and experience their environment. The art activities include work with plant dyes, printings, collages, centerpieces, terrariums, sand casting, mobiles, sand and soil paintings, and dried plant arrangements. In many cases, there is an attempt to relate an art experience to a science experience. Included in the unit is a list of materials needed and directions for the 27 art projects. (MA)
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Investigations, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Science Education, Teaching Guides
National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Order No. 79178, $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