ERIC Number: EJ721651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Reference Count: N/A
Getting into ENSO
Lee, Hyonyong; Jax, Dan
Science and Children, v42 n8 p28-31 May 2004
To develop scientific literacy in today's global era, however, it is important that students learn about interactions within the Earth's systems worldwide. A unit exploring El Nino and La Nina-phenomena that can result in extreme weather events in locations all around the world-can help bridge this gap and broaden students awareness of global issues. As a doctoral student and classroom teacher, these authors conducted a successful project-oriented exploration of El Nino with a sixth-grade class in Bexley, Ohio, and would like to share their experiences. Their students had just completed a unit on weather and were in the midst of a unit on climate as an introduction to a broader study of changes in the Earth's systems over time, including climate change. A list of resources and Internet resources is included.
Descriptors: Climate, Scientific Literacy, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Science Education, Grade 6, Student Projects, Internet
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio