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ERIC Number: ED480780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Compare Human-Made Objects with Natural Objects. Grades 3-5.
Rushton, Erik; Ryan, Emily; Swift, Charles
In this activity, students experiment and observe the similarities and differences between human-made objects and nature in small groups. Students compare the function and structure of hollow bones with drinking straws, bird beaks and tool pliers, and bat wings and airplane wings. A classroom discussion can be held to discuss similarities and differences that are observed along with follow-up assessment activities such as journal writing and Venn diagrams. This activity requires a 60- minute time period for completion. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Engineering, Experiential Learning, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Object Permanence, Observational Learning, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Student Motivation
Web site: www.prek-12engineering.org/activities/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Note: Produced by the Office for Technology and Industry Collaboration. For other activities in series, see SE 068 011-041.