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ERIC Number: ED141486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Skin, Scale, Feather, and Fur.
The "skin, scale, feather, and fur" program was designed to provide children in the New York City public schools with knowledge about various animal species and their place in the animal world. Teacher and paraprofessional staff along with the Staten Island Zoo Personnel developed activities and instructed children at the zoo. They also conducted exploratory learning activities at schools. The primary objective of the program was to determine whether, as a result of participation in the program 70% of the pupils would get 60% of the questions correct on a test measuring knowledge about various animal species. Five hundred pupils in grades three through nine participated in the program. Data was collected for students in grades two through four. A program developed instrument measuring knowledge about various animal species was administered after the children had been exposed to the program. The findings of the report indicated that 98% of the pupils in grades two, three, and four (512 out of 519) received test scores above 60%. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)