ERIC Number: ED252330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Introduce Science to Students Using the Environment: A Guide for Teachers of Native American Students.
Written for science teachers of elementary and secondary Native American students, the guide offers 18 science-related activities that integrate science with Indian culture and life. A teacher preparation exercise is presented first to allow the teacher to look at him/herself and use the information as a tool to understanding the students' learning processes. Each activity provides the following information: grade level, time it takes for activity, notes to the teacher, equipment (if any), objectives, sample discussion topics and questions, illustrations, and instructions on conducting the activity. Activities include sensory walk, the life box, for lichen-likers, an earth cake, the earth as an apple, have you thanked a green plant today, the village house, mini-climates, and the story of water. Other lessons presented are the web of life, the animal world, animal house, from the ground up, ecosystem, strands walk, and for urban studies. Suggestions for leading students in the field, a bibliography, and further reading and enrichment sections are also provided for the teacher. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Relevance (Education), Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Experiments, Science Projects, Units of Study
Native American Science Education Association, 1228 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 ($7.95, plus $2.10 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Univ., Vermillion. School of Education.; Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Coll. of Education.
Note: A joint project of the Pre-College Teacher Development Programs at Northern Arizona University and University of South Dakota.