ERIC Number: ED174368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies Trial Edition, Set IV.
Throgmorton, Larry, Ed.; And Others
Eight games are included in the 24 activities in the Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies (OBIS) Trial Edition Set IV. There are also simulations, crafts, biological techniques, and organism investigations focusing on animal and plant life in the forest, desert, and snow. Designed for small groups of children ages 10 to 15 from schools and community youth organizations, the activities include the study of squirrel food-storage strategies, desert plants, vines, damselfly and dragonfly populations, hopping animals, tree growth, soil differences, and plants that can live in the snow. These strategies for outdoor learning experiences are individually packed in folios that include pertinent biological concepts, materials lists, preparation, action, follow up and a list of related activities. Also included in the Set are a guide to OBIS; a "Leader's Survival Kit" with ideas for safety, conservation, and site selection, as well as suggestions for combining activities from Sets I, II, III, and IV into concept and skill modules; and a "Leader's Tool Box", describing certain biological techniques and detailing the building and use of home-made equipment such as thermometer dip-sticks, pollen boards, and desert leaf models. (SB)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Animal Behavior, Biology, Construction (Process), Earth Science, Ecology, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Field Instruction, Group Activities, Illustrations, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Outdoor Education, Science Instruction, Simulation, Teaching Guides, Water Resources, Worksheets, Youth Clubs, Youth Programs
Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 ($11.50)
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.