ERIC Number: ED103249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Snow and Ice, 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 minimal teacher preparation. The philosophy behind the series is based on an experience-oriented process that encourages self-paced independent student work. In this unit, students study the physical properties of snow and ice in relation to water, heat, the environment, and themselves. It is a goal of this unit that, by learning more about the behavior of water and its environmental influences, the students will become involved enough to recognize water as a vital source of life and want to protect it. Activities, designed for the elementary grades, are generally done outside. Students observe snowflakes, make cross-sections of snow banks, study snow density and make snow paintings. Besides these, there are numerous other snow activities that guide students to the goal of this unit. Each includes a list of materials, background information, and directions for the teacher. (MA)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Investigations, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Teaching Guides, Weather
National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Order No. 79052, $1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.