ERIC Number: EJ790088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Bring the Zoo to You!
Wilcox, Dawn Renee; Sterling, Donna R.
Science and Children, v45 n8 p42-45 Apr 2008
This hands-on, minds-on zoo project provides a fun and safe opportunity for students to experience the world of animals and nature right in their own classroom. Students have the chance to work individually or in small groups to explore, observe, and discover answers to their questions about the natural world. In addition, it provides numerous occasions to integrate science, math, reading, and art. The nearly month-long experience described here was conducted with a group of top-notch first-grade zookeepers! (Contains 1 figure, 5 resources and 2 online resources.)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Recreational Facilities, Experiential Learning, Animals, Grade 1, Classroom Environment, Science Activities, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Models, Science Education, Zoology, Investigations
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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