ERIC Number: EJ721653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Reference Count: N/A
Spiderrific Learning Tools
Mitchell, Kevin J.; Diem, Keith G.
Science and Children, v41 n8 p39-41 May 2004
While the sight of a spider may cause a shriek of alarm from an adult, the very same sight might evoke a squeal of delight and fascination from a child. Even "icky" and "gross" creatures can become part of great science lessons. That's the goal of "Spiderrific," a unit of the New Jersey 4-H Science Discovery Series. This curriculum capitalizes on the notion that broader science concepts can be learned from "teachable moments" with real-world creatures and settings.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Elementary School Science, Teaching Methods, Science Programs, Entomology, Science Activities
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey