ERIC Number: ED249108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Spring Birds. A Spring 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 of spring birds. Strategies for using these activities with first grade students are also provided. The pre-trip activities include a role playing exercise, investigations of chicken eggs and bird adaptations, and methods to sharpen the sense of hearing. Activity sheets and a letter to parents explaining the purpose of the program are included. Activities at the DEEC involve watching birds, looking for bird nests/holes, and listening to bird songs. (These and other activities and lists of formal and non-formal field trip objectives are provided in a separate field trip guide.) The post-trip activities (with related activity sheets) include studying birds at school and at home, making birdfeeders, and making drawings of birds. Additional bird-related art activities are suggested. The activities provide opportunities for students to practice skills in classifying, comparing, cooperating, and communicating during science, language arts, and art lessons. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Art Activities, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Grade 1, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Ornithology, 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.