ERIC Number: ED249110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Forests and Flowers. A Spring Activity Packet for Third 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 plants and decomposition in the built and natural environments. Strategies for using these activities with third grade students are also provided. The pre-trip activities focus on the characteristics and parts of plants, the nature and use of a classification key, and food chains. These concepts are reinforced during indoor and outdoor activities conducted during a field trip at the DEEC. These activities (and lists of formal and non-formal field trip objectives) are provided in a separate field trip guide. The post-trip activities include information to determine which factors are necessary for plants to grow, investigating urban trees, examining wood and wood products, and examining various aspects of garbage. Many of the ideas presented are useful in creating an interdisciplinary unit on plants and ecology. In addition, students completing this survey of the plant kingdom gain awareness and knowledge about the environment and practice problem-solving skills they will use throughout their lives. (JN)
Descriptors: Botany, Classification, Ecology, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Grade 3, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Primary Education, Science Activities, Social Studies, Trees, Wastes
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.