ERIC Number: ED392616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Bananas and Balsa, Quetzals and Quinine: A Rainforest Unit for Science and Language Arts.
Pottle, Jean L.
The destruction of rain forests and the impact this has on the earth is an important environmental issue. This book was written to help students learn why it is important to protect those areas of the world. In this activity book, students are introduced to a number of inhabitants of the rain forest. They learn about the diversity of plants and animals that live in these areas, while completing activities related to science, art, language arts, social studies, math, and home economics. The activities included give students a chance to conduct interviews and surveys, set up an experiment on photosynthesis, grow a pineapple, construct a quetzal mobile, make rain forest punch, and design their own classification system. In addition, to a variety of projects, students are asked to complete a journal entry in response to each of the twenty lessons in this book. Lessons include: "Problems in the Rain Forest"; "The Forest Floor"; "The Understory"; "At the Top"; "The Emergents"; "The Princely Pineapple"; "Fascinating Frogs"; "The Magnificent Quetzal"; "What in the World is an Animal?"; "Incredible Insects"; "The Rain Forest and You"; and "Rain Forest Careers." (JRH)
Descriptors: Botany, Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Rainforests, Science Activities, Science Careers
J. Weston Walch, Publisher, P.O. Box 658, 321 Valley Street, Portland, ME 04104-0658.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A