ERIC Number: ED165975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
101 Environmental Education Activities. Booklet 4--Science Activities.
Whitney, Helen, Comp.
Fourth in the series "101 Environmental Education Activities" by the Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center, the booklet contains 39 environment-based science activities directed to students in primary, intermediate, and junior high classes. Organization of the activities usually includes grade level, objectives, procedures, and materials, evaluation criteria, and sometimes includes hints and follow-up activities as well. In general, emphasis is placed on learning about soils; weather; various life forms; ecological and environmental relationships; conservation; natural phenomena; and on enhancing the students' powers of observation, sensory awareness, and awareness of environmental problems. Activities include science and energy surveys, weather observations and predictions, soil study and analysis, tree study, plant and animal observations, and specimen collection. Field trips to forest, timber, marsh, and river areas, as well as new housing developments and waste disposal plants help students examine many aspects of their environment from the point of view of various sciences. (SB)
Descriptors: Climate, Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Guides, Ecology, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Environmental Education, Evaluation Criteria, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Instructional Materials, Outdoor Education, Plant Identification, Science Activities, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Sensory Experience, Soil Science
Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center, Thomson, Illinois 61285 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center, Thomson, IL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III