ERIC Number: ED241261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Do You Know Our Marine Algae? A Marine Education Infusion Unit.
Butzow, John W.; Gregory, Charles J.
Designed to provide teaching materials for middle school and junior high school teachers in northern New England, this marine education unit presents teacher-tested ideas and activities for use in the classroom and in field trips to the shore. Each unit includes ideas and activities drawn from a variety of content areas so that teachers of many different subjects can make use of them. Important concepts include the diversity of natural algae communities, and the complex interactions of marine algae with people and the natural seashore environment. Students learn about these complex interrelationships by studying classification, algae species found in the Gulf of Maine, reproduction, ecology, uses of marine algae in the economy, the history of marine algae, the culture and preparation of algae, and the nutritional value of seaweed. The bulk of the unit consists of student materials and activities including games, identification keys, arts and craft ideas, a crossword puzzle, maps, an illustrated field guide, word/phrase lists, game score forms, challenge cards, life history diagrams, puzzle sheets, tests, lists of algae uses, and tables. Teacher resources include an annotated bibliography of over 40 books, articles, periodical sources, and films. (LH)
Descriptors: Ecology, Educational Games, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Marine Biology, Marine Education, Middle Schools, Oceanography, Outdoor Education, Puzzles, Science Education, Units of Study, Word Lists
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Sea Grant Program.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education.