ERIC Number: EJ853388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
Forrest or Field?
Mangiante, Elaine Silva
Science and Children, v47 n1 p35-39 Sep 2009
An open field--with its wildflowers, grasses, and vole tunnels--became an instant classroom. Students' senses were awakened there, and upon entering a nearby forest, they immediately detected a difference: less light and cooler air. "Why are there no grasses in the forest? Why aren't there ferns in the field?" These and other questions emerged as fifth-grade students collected and compared data from both a field and forest at a local Audubon Society wildlife refuge.
Descriptors: Data Collection, Grade 5, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Data Analysis, Field Trips, Experiential Learning, Wildlife
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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