ERIC Number: ED427954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Learn about Seabirds. Teaching Packet, Grades 4-6.
Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Anchorage, AK.
This teaching packet is designed to teach Alaskan students in grades 4-6 about Alaska's seabird populations, the worldwide significance of seabirds, and the environmental conditions to which seabirds are sensitive. The packet includes a curriculum guide (containing a teacher's background story and 12 teaching activities), a separately published "Guide to Alaskan seabirds," an issue of a guide to Alaskan seabirds, Zoobooks seabirds magazine, and a full color poster promoting the protection of seabirds. The magazine issue and the poster are not included with ERIC's copy. Topics covered include seabird identification, food webs, population dynamics, predator/prey relationships, adaptations of seabirds to their habitats, traditional uses by people, and potential adverse impacts to seabirds and their habitats. The interdisciplinary activities are sequenced so that important concepts are built upon one another. In addition, schools requesting a workshop on this material receive a seabird slide set, a "Trashing the Oceans" video, and a NOAA marine debris information packet.(DDR)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Birds, Educational Games, Environmental Education, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Marine Biology, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Teaching Guides
Education Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1011 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Anchorage, AK.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska