ERIC Number: ED461520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Pathfinder Teaching and Learning Units.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Sea Grant Program.; Pacific Mathematics and Science Regional Consortium.; Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.
This collection of teaching units were selected from materials developed during the Operation Pathfinder Institutes (OPI) which took place in the Pacific region between 1994 and 1999. The institutes were intended to provide upper elementary and middle school science teachers with an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the marine environment and to develop strategies for effectively utilizing the oceans and coastal environment as a teaching tool. The institutes were built around six major themes: (1) physical processes that shape our island coasts; (2) habitats; (3) plate tectonics; (4) deep ocean resources; (5) marine pollution; and (6) living marine resources of the Pacific islands. The materials were built around the Pacific Standards for Excellence in Science and include the following units: (1) "A Field Trip to Nan Madol" (Don Young and others); (2) "Organisms Around Our Island" (Maske Jim and others); (3) "The Island's Freshwater and Ecology" (Antero Latorres and Martin Weirlangt); (4) "Our Coral Reef" (Martin Weirlangt); (5) "Components of Pacific Sand" (Curriculum Research Group, University of Hawaii at Manoa); ; and (6) "Fish as a Marine Resource" (Jesus Sonsong and others). Each unit includes a context, a list of standards addresses, a driving question teaching guidelines, and a series of tasks. Each task contains sections on science as inquiry, habits of mind, connections, the designed world, and human society. (Contains 10 references.) (MM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Sea Grant Program.; Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.; University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Sea Grant Program.; Pacific Mathematics and Science Regional Consortium.; Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii