ERIC Number: ED422210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Tomorrow's Forecast: Oceans and Weather.
Art to Zoo: Teaching With the Power of Objects, Sep-Oct 1995
This issue of "Art to Zoo" focuses on weather and climate and is tied to the traveling exhibition Ocean Planet from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. The lessons encourage students to think about the profound influence the oceans have on planetary climate and life on earth. Sections of the lesson plan include: (1) "Ocean Currents - Going with the Flow"; (2) "Coastal Climates, Inland Climates"; (3) "Getting There - Ocean Currents and Navigation"; and (4) "El Nino - An Ocean Child." Worksheets, and a resources list conclude the unit. Lessons are designed for grades 4-8 and address science, geography, and social studies. (EH)
Descriptors: Climate, Climate Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multicultural Education, Museums, Oceanography, Physical Geography, Prediction, Social Studies, Weather
Smithsonian Office of Education, Arts and Industries Building 1163, MRC 402, Washington, DC 20560; telephone: 202-357-2425 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.