ERIC Number: ED249112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Our World of Water. A Spring Program for Fifth Graders.
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 water in the built and natural environments. Strategies for using these activities with fifth grade students are also provided. The pre-trip activities focus on the variety and significance of water resources, the water cycle, and animals at a pond. These areas 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 studies of pollution, pollution problems, and pond pollution. A simulation of a river commission and an activity designed to allow students to express their feelings for ponds are included. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the topic, the activities can be used in science, social studies, mathematics, and language arts curricula. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Grade 5, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Science Activities, Social Studies, Water, Water Pollution, Water Resources
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.