ERIC Number: ED103244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Outdoor Fun for Students, 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 little teacher preparation. The philosophy of the units is based on an experience-oriented process that encourages self-paced independent student work. The purpose of this unit is to provide educational and enjoyable outdoor activities for students of all ages. The unit is divided into four sections, the first of which being concerned with seed dispersal. In the second section, students investigate goldenrod galls and the environmental influences on the wasps that hatch from them. In the next section, students study the succession of plant decomposition, and finally, they observe soil organisms and study the environmental factors that affect those organisms. The activities can be modified for use with students in all grades. Information provided includes a list of materials needed, directions, and student worksheets. (MA)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Investigations, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Soil Conservation, Teaching Guides
National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Order No. 79230, $1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.