ERIC Number: ED119963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Man's Impact on the Environment: The City as an Ecosystem.
Brevard County School Board, Cocoa, FL.
This environmental education program emphasizes the cause and effect of change in a city ecosystem with special attention given to man and his role in environmental change. Concepts are employed from the natural and social sciences to investigate environmental problems. Unit activities are inquiry oriented and answer these questions: (1) What is an ecosystem?; (2) What is a description of the ecosystem being investigated?; (3) What are some of the biotic and abiotic features of the ecosystem and how do these features interrelate?; (4) Where are some specific locations of the ecosystem being investigated?; (5) What biotic and abiotic features in the ecosystem have changed and are undergoing change?; (6) What are the natural factors causing change in the ecosystem and how have they been changed?; (7) What are the man-made factors causing change in the ecosystem and how have they been brought about?; (8) What are the results of the changes?; (9) What, if any, new changes are needed in the ecosystem?; and (10) How might these needed changes to the ecosystem be brought about? Questions 6-8 are answered through population, water supply, and air pollution activities. The teacher's guide also contains resources, evaluation techniques, and teacher suggestions for program implementation. Readings, maps, and other handouts are given for learner use. (Author/MR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Brevard County School Board, Cocoa, FL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III