ERIC Number: ED345410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
A Walk on the Wild Side: Adventures with Project Learning Tree. A Gifted Science Unit for Grades 1-5.
Hestad, Marsha; Avellone, Kathy
This 9-week curriculum unit on trees is designed for gifted students in grades 1-5. The lessons are designed for 40-minute classes meeting two or three times a week and stress the development of creative thinking skills, creative problem solving and decision making skills, and critical and logical thinking skills. Each of the 12 lesson plans includes a title, a list of materials needed, suggested activities, and possible extended activities. Sample activities include: studying one square foot of yard, taking a walk blindfolded, going on a nature treasure hunt, adopting a tree and recording changes over a year, comparing two adopted trees, identifying patterns in nature, creating a piece of art using only natural products, and making musical instruments using natural items. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Libertyville School District 70, IL.