ERIC Number: ED482562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Amazon Flooded Forest. Teacher Resource Guide.
This teacher's resource guide was created to accompany the Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit at the Oregon Zoo. The enclosed lessons and activities are designed to extend into several aspects of daily curriculum including science, math, reading, writing, speaking, and geography. The materials are intended for use in grades 3-6 although most activities can easily be adapted to meet the needs of other classes. Within each thematic section is found age-appropriate information on the flooded forest as well as a variety of activities for use in the classroom. There is also a series of reproducible worksheets complete with instructions incorporated onto each sheet. A guide for chaperones to use with their groups on visits to the zoo is also included. Activities include: (1) "Compare and Contrast a Flooded Forest and a Coniferous Forest"; (2) "Track the Weather-Here At Home and In the Amazon"; (3) "Map the Amazon River Basin" (worksheet); (4) "Lead a Research Expedition into the Flooded Forest"; (5) "Explore the Concept of Natural Cycles" (worksheet); (6) "Learn How Flooding and Fire Can Be a Good Thing"; (7) "Apply Estimating and Measurement Skills to the Flooded Forest" (worksheet); (8) "Make a Rain Stick"; (9) "Create an Amazon Flooded Forest Habitat" (worksheet); (10) "Research, Write and Illustrate an Amazon A-to-Z Book"; (11) "Amazon Flooded Forest Word Search"; (12) "Identify Niches in the Amazon Flooded Forest" (worksheet); (13) "Write a First-Person Story About an Amazon Animal"; (14) "Explore a Mini Ecosystem"; (15) "Create Camouflage for a Poison Dart Frog" (clip art); (16) "Compare Amazon and Northwest Animals" (worksheet); (17) "Build Amazon Flooded Forest Food Chains" (worksheet); (18) "Write a Dr. Seuss-Like Story or Poem About the Flooded Forest"; (19) "Create a First-Person Amazon Journal or Diary"; (20) "Make a Ron- Ron Toy"; (21) "Compare and Contrast Life Here with Life in the Flooded Forest"; (22) "Amazon Vocabulary Words"; (23) "Raise Cardinal Tetras in Your Classroom"; (24) "Brainstorm Positive Ways to Use the Flooded Forest"; (25) "Who's Who in the Amazon Flooded Forest" (worksheet); (26) "Teacher Resources"; and (27) "Field Trip Questions" (worksheet for chaperones). (MVL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Field Trips, Integrated Activities, Rivers, Science Instruction, Science Interests, Water Resources, Zoos
Oregon Zoo, Education Division, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Produced by Metro Washington Park Zoo.