ERIC Number: ED342604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Critters: K-6 Life Science Activities. Project AIMS.
Allen, Maureen Murphy; And Others
Project AIMS (Activities to Integrate Mathematics and Science) has as its purpose the integration of subject matter in grades K-9. Field testing of the curriculum materials produced by AIMS indicates that this integration produces the following beneficial results: (1) mathematics becomes more meaningful, hence more useful; (2) science is increasingly studied and understood, with a significant economy of time; (3) there is improved quality of learning and retention; and (4) there is a dramatic increase in students' motivation and involvement. This teaching guide to animals for grades k-6 contains 39 lessons, each with a teaching instructions page with lists of materials, objectives and procedures, and reproducible worksheets for students. Topics include: (1) "Insects and Spiders"; (2) "Mealworms"; (3) "Earthworms"; (4) "Snails"; (5) "Silkworms"; (6) "Isopods"; (7) "Aquatic Critters"; (8) "Adaptation and Camouflage"; and (9) "Food Chain." Also included is a vocabulary list for the unit, an index of skills, a list of children's literature to be used to extend these activities, a letter for parents, and information on the AIMS project. (CW)
Descriptors: Animals, Biological Sciences, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Holistic Approach, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Materials
AIMS Education Foundation, P.O. Box 8120, Fresno, CA 93747 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: AIMS Education Foundation, Fresno, CA.
Note: For other guides in this series, see SE 051 963-966.