ERIC Number: ED249101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
The Interesting World of Insects. A Fall Activity Packet for First Grade.
Jackson Community Coll., MI. Dahlem Environmental Education Center.
This instructional packet is one of 14 school environmental education programs developed for use in the classroom and at the Dahlem Environmental Education Center (DEEC) of the Jackson Community College (Michigan). Provided in the packet are pre-trip activities, field trip activities, and post-trip activities which focus on the characteristics and behavior of insects. Strategies for using these activities with first grade students are also provided. The four pre-trip activities focus on insect anatomy, insect life cycles, and the roles insects play. Four activity sheets and a letter to parents explaining the purpose of the program are included. The eight post-trip activities provide students with such experiences as making an insect net, using a classification key, and making insect "motels." Additional activities are also suggested. A list of formal and non-formal objectives and instructions for both indoor and outdoor field trip activities at the DEEC are provided in a separate field trip guide. (JN)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Elementary School Science, Entomology, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Grade 1, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Primary Education, Science Activities
Dahlem Environmental Education Center, Jackson Community College, 7117 South Jackson Rd., Jackson, MI 49201.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Inst. of Museum Services.
Authoring Institution: Jackson Community Coll., MI. Dahlem Environmental Education Center.