ERIC Number: ED142366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Growing Plants. USMES Teacher Resource Book.
Brady, Ray, Jr., Ed.
This USMES unit challenges students to grow plants and determine some purpose for their use. The teacher resource book for the Growing Plants unit contains five sections. The first section describes the USMES approach to student-initiated investigations of real problems, including a discussion of the nature of the USMES "challenges" and of classroom strategy for problem-solving activities. The second section gives information about the Growing Plants unit, including an overview of possible student activities with comments on prerequisite skills, a flow chart and composite log indicating the range of possible student work, a paper describing the use of the unit in primary grades, and a list of questions that the teacher might use. Section 3 contains documentation of class activities through teachers' logs for the unit. Section 4 includes references to other written materials relevant to the unit and section 5 consists of charts which identify the skills, concepts, and processes covered by the unit. (DT)
Descriptors: Biology, Botany, Curriculum, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Education, Plant Science, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Science Education, Teaching Guides
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 1200 Chambers Rd., 3rd Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43212 (on loan)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Note: For related documents, see SE 021 682-708