ERIC Number: ED425916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Old as the Hills. Morrow Mountain State Park: An Environmental Education Learning Experience Designed for Grades 5-7.
North Carolina State Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Parks and Recreation.
This curriculum packet was developed and designed to provide environmental education through a series of hands-on activities for the classroom and the outdoor setting of Morrow Mountain State Park, North Carolina to introduce students to the geology of the Uwharrie Mountains. Designed for grades 5 through 7, the packet meets the established curriculum objectives of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Students are exposed to major concepts such as weathering, erosion, rock cycle, rock types, and geologic processes. The packet is divided into nine sections: (1) introduction to the North Carolina State Parks system, Morrow Mountain State Park, and the activity packet; (2) activity summary and correlation chart showing how each activity correlates with Department of Public Instruction objectives; (3) pre-visit activities on sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rock formation; (4) on-site activities on rock types and characteristics of the Uwharrie Mountains; (5) post-visit activities to reinforce and review previous lessons; (6) vocabulary; (7) references; (8) an appendix summarizing the Uwharrie Mountains geology; and (9) a scheduling worksheet, permission form, and program evaluation form. All activities include curriculum objectives for each grade level, descriptions of location, group size, estimated time needed, materials needed, major concepts covered, and activity objectives, as well as background information for the educator, instructions, student information sheets, and worksheets. Most activities also include extensions and assessment tools. (PVD)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Curriculum Guides, Earth Science, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Geology, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Petrology, Science Education, Volcanoes
North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 27687, Raleigh, NC 27611-7687.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Parks and Recreation.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina