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ERIC Number: EJ888292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
The Adventures of the Gray Whale: An Integrated Approach to Learning about the Long Migration
Britton, Stacey; Tippins, Deborah; Cajigal, Aris; Cox, Melissa; Cole, Gerri; Vazquez, Max; Trejo, Martha Cabrera; Guzman, Amelia
Science Scope, v33 n8 p27-33 Apr 2010
Using migration as a springboard, students can begin to understand patterns of survival and interdependence that exist within nature, as well as humankind's role in modifying these patterns. This mini-unit involves a series of integrated activities designed to take middle school students (fifth through eighth grades) on a journey of the eastern Pacific gray whale's migration. Through the different learning experiences about whale migration, students are provided with a big picture of scientific ideas, use scientific reasoning and critical-thinking (NRC 1996), and subsequently make connections to scientific ideas in other subjects (e.g., language arts, mathematics, and social studies). (Contains 2 figures and 8 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A