ERIC Number: ED236040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Marine Science Activities, Grade Six.
Kolb, James A.
This unit, one of a series designed to develop and foster an understanding of the marine environment, presents marine science activities for grade 6 students. The unit is divided into the following sections: (1) Pagoo (story of a hermit crab); (2) introduction to marine environments; (3) salt water environment; (4) sea water investigations; (5) physical features of the marine environment; (6) oceanographic instruments; (7) beach environmental conditions; (8) biological environment; and (9) understanding the environment. Each section has a student text with related activities. Each student text is preceded by a teacher section containing hints on how to use the section, additional information, and items requiring advanced planning. Each activity is also preceded by a teacher background section providing additional information about the activity, including teaching hints and answer key for activities. Important vocabulary words/terms are listed in the teacher background sections; they are also underlined in the student text. Activities are designed to enhance reading as well as investigational skills; several activities provide practice in mathematics skills. Although all activities can be modified to suit individual needs or used "as is," it is strongly recommended that they be performed along with the readings/discussions found in student text material. (JM)
Descriptors: Animals, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Marine Biology, Marine Education, Measurement Equipment, Oceanography, Physical Environment, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Equipment, Units of Study, Water
James A. Kolb/Marine Science Center, 17771 Fjord Drive, NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Educational Services District 114, Marine Science Center, Poulsbo, WA.