ERIC Number: ED413172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
City Kids and City Critters! Activities for Urban Explorers from the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.
Roberts, Janet Wier; Huelbig, Carole
This guide contains activities from the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center programs for children ages 8 to 12 years. The multisensory activities help students improve their observational skills and utilize activity sheets, journals, and hands-on projects to involve them. Children observe, draw, and photograph animals in their natural settings and learn about a variety of urban wildlife habitats. These experiences allow students to practice skills that are important to understanding and applying information and concepts in science. Each activity begins with a focus on the science process skills that students will use. An ecological approach is employed throughout the guide to focus on the study of the relationships of living things to one another and to their environment. The chapters are: (1) "Becoming a Nature Detective"; (2) "Observing Nature in Busy, People Places"; (3) "Discovering Critters in Great Green Spaces"; (4) "Pondering Ponds & Other Wonderful Wet Places"; (5) "Exploring Backyards & Schoolyards"; (6) "Nurturing Nature Close to Home." Each chapter concludes with a list of suggested books for further reading. Contains a resource list, a bibliography, and an index. (DDR)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Habitats, Hands on Science, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Process Skills, Student Motivation, Teaching Guides, Urban Environment
Learning Triangle Press, 11 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Texas