ERIC Number: ED403125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Testing the Waters. Duke Power State Park: An Environmental Education Learning Experience Designed for Grades 4-7.
Rinehart, William C., Jr.; Beazley, Lea J.
This learning packet of hands-on activities was developed by the Duke Power State Park in North Carolina for grades 4-7 to acquaint students with the concepts of water quality, watersheds, aquatic sampling, water pollution, preservation of natural areas, and land use. The loose-leaf book is divided into these sections: (1) introduction to the North Carolina State Park System, Lake Norman, the Duke Power State Park, and the park's activity packet; (2) a summary of the activities including major concepts and objectives covered; (3) previsit activities introducing the use of a dichotomous key, familiarizing students with water-related words, and introducing the concept of watersheds; (4) on-site activities that teach students to recognize indicators of water quality, conduct simple physical and chemical tests, and note firsthand some factors that affect water quality; (5) post-visit activities that encourage students to examine conflicting land-use concerns, discuss ways water becomes polluted, become familiar with major types of aquatic pollution, and predict potential effects of aquatic pollutants on wildlife and people; (6) a list of 57 vocabulary words; and (7) necessary park and parental permission forms. Contains 25 references. (PVD)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Land Use, Outdoor Education, Parks, Science Activities, Water Pollution, Water Quality
North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health and Natural Resources, Div. of Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 27687, Raleigh, NC 27611-7687.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Parks and Recreation.