ERIC Number: ED391645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-15
Animals Alive! An Ecological Guide to Animal Activities.
Animals Alive! is designed to help teachers develop an inquiry-oriented program for studying the animal kingdom in which, whenever possible, live animals are collected locally, studied, observed, and then released completely unharmed back into their natural habitats. By careful selection and modification of the chapter questions, activities, and challenges in this book, teachers can plan, write, and conduct live-animal activities that can be adapted to a wide range of ages and learning abilities. The sequence and content of this book are adaptable to most commercial textbook series and could be used to supplement existing texts and laboratory materials. Topics include: lower invertebrates including sponges, cnidarians, and flatworms; upper invertebrates including segmented worms, mollusks, and arthropods; lower vertebrates including fish, amphibians, and reptiles; and upper vertebrates including birds and mammals. Six appendices include: a guide to classification, commercial suppliers of live animals, wildlife and natural resource authorities, state departments of education, state departments of health, and additional resources. (JRH)
Descriptors: Animals, Biological Sciences, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Inquiry, Science Activities, Science Experiments, Science Projects
Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 5455 Spine Road, Mezzanine West, Boulder, CO 80301.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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