ERIC Number: ED273445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Ecology: A Teaching Module. Occasional Paper No. 94.
Brehm, Shirley; And Others
Designed to address conceptual problems associated with ecology, this module can be used with high school students or college nonscience majors including those in elementary education. The materials offer guidance to teachers in diagnosing student deficiencies, in creating dissatisfaction with misconceptions, and in providing opportunities for application and practice. This module contains: (1) an introductory section (discussing the misconceptions related to the understanding of ecology and how to use the module to overcome these barriers); (2) diagnostic test and commentary (designed to be used as a pretest and/or posttest); (3) materials for lecture or discussion (consisting of a series of copy-ready masters for use as overhead transparencies and student handouts on the topics of matter and energy, energy flows and matter cycles, food webs and trophic levels, food and energy pyramids, carbon and nitrogen cycles, and succession); (4) field activity (providing guidelines and suggestions for a field trip on succession); and (5) problem sets and commentary (presenting problems associated with energy flow, matter cycles, succession, and habitats and niches). (ML)
Descriptors: College Science, Ecology, Environmental Education, High Schools, Higher Education, Learning Modules, Misconceptions, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Materials, Secondary School Science
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State Univeristy, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.