ERIC Number: ED417928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Mud, Muck and Other Wonderful Things: An Environmental Curriculum for Five-to Eight-year Olds. Environmental Stewardship.
This ecology curriculum for young children is arranged into seven chapters of activities. The chapters are preceded by an activity matrix that provides information on outcomes, location of activity, and time of year. Each chapter begins with a background section that provides a basic understanding of the topic. It also explains how much young children can be expected to understand about the subject based on their developmental stage. Each activity includes a text box providing information on specific life skills emphasized, group size, materials needed, location, duration, and other information. The activities themselves are a combination of games, scientific experiments, and opportunities for creative expression. Activities explore such topics as tree functions, ecosystems and habitats, sun energy, food chains, wetlands, natural cycles, weather, ecosystem succession, renewable and nonrenewable resources, and decomposition. A glossary is included. (PVD)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Curriculum Guides, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Education, Fundamental Concepts, Learning Activities, Outdoor Education, Primary Education, Science Education, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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