ERIC Number: ED103247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Sampling Button Populations, 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 units are self-contained and require minimal teacher preparation. The philosophy behind the units is based on an experience-oriented process that encourages self-paced independent student work. This particular unit is an introduction to the techniques of sampling. Using button and bean populations, students learn various ways of sampling. Next, they learn to use this data by constructing simple graphs based on their statistical analysis of the samples. At the end of the unit are eight additional activities designed for independent study. Students can investigate variations within human and plant populations and statistically study their frequency through random sampling techniques. This unit is designed for students in grades 3-9. Each activity contains a list of materials, directions, and discussion questions to aid the teacher. (MA)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Investigations, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Sampling, Science Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Order No. 79098, $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