ERIC Number: ED249068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Beaches, Dunes, and Barrier Islands. Habitat Pac.
Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
The materials in this educational packet are designed for use with students in grades 4 through 7. They consist of a leader overview, teaching guides and student data sheets for three activities, and a poster. The leader overview describes the nature of beaches, dunes, and barrier islands, tracing their development, settlement, and management and emphasizing the mobile, dynamic nature of these habitats. A glossary and list of reference materials are included. The three activities are: (1) a transect study in which students are introduced to a beach's habitats, zones, movement, and problems; (2) an investigation of the adaptations necessary for survival on a beach; and (3) an exploration of human uses of beach, dune, and barrier island habitats. The teaching guides provide an introduction to and instructional strategies for the activities as well as a list of materials needed, a list of learning outcomes, and a student review sheet (with answers). The poster provides illustrations of the variety of beach wildlife and a simple key used as an aid in their identification. An additional activity on tidal tracks is also included as a separate "student page." (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Ecology, Environmental Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Marine Biology, Outdoor Activities, Wildlife, Wildlife Management
National Institute for Urban Wildlife
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.