ERIC Number: ED103253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Transect Studies, 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 of the units is based on an experience-oriented process that encourages self-paced independent student work. In this unit, students make a line transect and then study the different organisms found along it. Preliminary activities are cncerned with familiarizing students with techniques of measuring temperature, light intensity, wind direction, and kinds of organisms. Next, students prepare the materials to be used at the field site. On the field trip, students collect as much data as possible along their transect. At a classroom debriefing session, students discuss their findings and attempt to identify interrelationships. The activities include a list of materials needed, directions for building the equipment, data collection techniques, and questions for discussion. The latter half of the unit is devoted to sample graphs and data sheets that can be duplicated for the students. Suggested grade levels for this unit are 3-9. (MA)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Investigations, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Order No. 79196, $1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.; Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis.