ERIC Number: ED436344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Long Island Pine Barrens: A Curriculum & Resource Guide.
Long Island Pine Barrens Society, NY.
The Long Island Pine Barrens is Long Island's premier ecosystem. It overlies the greatest quantity of the purest drinking water remaining on Long Island and boasts the greatest diversity of plants and animals in New York State. This curriculum guide provides background and suggested inquiry-based in-class and field trip experiences to use with students in grades 3-8 when teaching environmental science. The environmental significance of the ecological system is discussed and suggested classroom and out-of-classroom activities are also presented to assist in developing hands-on environmental science lessons for students. These suggested activities are presented as lesson plans and are designed to be easily adaptable to the Frameworks for Mathematics, Science, and Technology program currently being promulgated by the New York State Education Department. They can also serve as the starting point for student-produced work presented in portfolios or incorporated into performance-based/authentic assessment activities. (Contains approximately 75 resources.) (CCM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Environmental Education, Evaluation, Hands on Science, Learning Activities, Plants (Botany), Resource Materials, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Wildlife
Long Island Pine Barrens Society, P.O. Box 429, Manorville, NY 11949.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Western Suffolk BOCES, Northport, NY.; New York State Legislative Commission on Water Resource Needs of New York and Long Island, Albany.
Authoring Institution: Long Island Pine Barrens Society, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York