ERIC Number: ED239918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Growing Classroom: A Garden-Based Science and Nutrition Curriculum for 2nd through 6th Grades. Book 2: Science.
Appel, Gary; And Others
This guide for teaching science is Book Two in Project Life Lab's (Santa Cruz, California) three-part curriculum for a garden-based science and nutrition program for grades 2-6. The curriculum is designed for use as an integrated program, but the books can be used independently. It is suggested that the use of student journals can greatly enhance the effectiveness of the curriculum by providing a place for students to record data and observations as well as feelings. The use of journals is referred to in many of the lessons. Divided into 10 units, this book covers indoor and outdoor science activities on: (1) problem solving and communication; (2) awareness and discovery of perceptions; (3) the many aspects of soil; (4) the mysteries of growing; (5) photosynthesis; (6) cycles and changes, with a focus on decomposition and decay; (7) interdependence in human and animal communities; (8) the ecology and anatomy of insects and flowers; (9) ways energy consumption patterns can be changed; and (10) ways for children to conserve and recycle. Each lesson provides the stated purpose of the lesson, a list of all necessary materials, the type of activity to be carried out along with needed background information, discussion questions for tying the lesson together, and additional activities and follow-up lessons. (JW)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Conservation Education, Demonstration Programs, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Entomology, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Gardening, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Outdoor Education, Perception, Photosynthesis, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Validated Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Live Oak School District, Santa Cruz, CA.