ERIC Number: ED174366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies Trial Edition. Set II.
Fairwell, Kay, Ed.; And Others
The 24 activities in the Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies (OBIS) Trial Edition Set II use living organisms such as crabs, birds, crayfish, lichens, and insects to investigate biological interrelationships, organism behavior, and species density to promote greater environmental and sensory awareness. The activities, designed primarily for groups of children ages 10 to 15, focus on terrestrial, beach, freshwater, marine, woodland, and other habitats. Light and its effect on animal behavior, study of intertidal plant and animal colonies, hibernation site study, comparison of insects in lawn areas and weedy areas, a simulated oil spill, investigation of sea movements and currents, and a series of environmental games are among the specific activities. Each is presented in a folio with an introduction, list of materials, action, discussion, and follow up. There are three additional folios: (1) an introduction to OBIS: (2) a "Leader's Survival Kit", with suggestions for the combination of the Set I and II activities into various learning modules organized by biological or environmental concept, skill, or habitat; and (3) an OBIS Tool Box, containing Equipment and Technique Cards with instructions for the construction and use of inexpensive equipment, such as bird feeders and tide stakes. (SB)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Animal Behavior, Biology, Construction (Process), Earth Science, Ecology, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Field Instruction, Group Activities, Illustrations, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Outdoor Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Guides, Water Resources, Worksheets, Youth Clubs, Youth Programs
Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 ($9.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.