ERIC Number: ED482916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
ZooScope. Teacher's Packet.
This curriculum provides background information and activities for teaching inquiry-based science in the classroom and at the Oregon Zoo. The ZooScope program was created to provide students with hands-on and minds-on activities that are crucial to taking theoretical learning into the real world. The hope is that as students begin asking about the animals they see, they will want to learn more and will be able to use the skills developed here to create their own research projects. The activities in the book are ready-made for upper elementary and middle school students but many are easily adapted for younger and older students. Informational materials include background information for teachers, pre- and post-visit activities, on-ground activities to use at the zoo, data sheets and sample graphs, background information on each of the animals featured in the questions, and a reference section that includes additional sources of information. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science, Informal Education, Inquiry, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Student Motivation, Zoos
Oregon Zoo, Education Division, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Produced by Metro Washington Park Zoo.