ERIC Number: ED433995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
An Ecological System Curriculum: An Integrated MST Approach to Environmental Science Education.
Leonhardt, Nina A.
This paper describes an inquiry-based, student-centered mathematics, science, and technology curriculum guide. It features activities addressing such environmental science topics as groundwater modeling, water filtration, soil permeability and porosity, water temperature and salinity, and quadrant studies. Activities are organized so that the concepts and techniques are first developed in the classroom, then reinforced in the schoolyard. The concepts are then carried out into the field, the Pine Barrens, or other parts of the ecosystem. This structure encourages the learner to discover the scientific principle and test it, thereby performing individual research. Results are reported from a survey of teachers, non-formal science educators, and students who had completed learning activities based on the curriculum guide. (CCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (7th, Port of Spain, Trinidad, February, 1998).