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Gates, David M. – 1979
These materials were designed to be used by life science students for instruction in the application of physical theory to ecosystem operation. Most modules contain computer programs which are built around a particular application of a physical process. This report introduces two models of the thermal energy budget of a leaf. Typical values for…
Descriptors: Biology, Botany, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction
Minnesota Environmental Sciences Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis. – 1975
This teacher's guide, and accompanying set of 24 activity packets, is designed to direct outdoor learning experiences by students. Information is collected and then shared in large group classroom discussion. The 24 activity packets are divided into levels; Level I is recommended for grades 4-6 and Level II for grades 7-12. Each guide is a…
Descriptors: Botany, Career Planning, Earth Science, Ecology
Crovello, Theodore J.; Smith, W. Nelson – 1977
To enhance both teaching and learning in an advanced undergraduate elective course on the interrelationships of plants and human affairs, the computer was used for information retrieval, multiple choice course review, and the running of three simulation models--plant related systems (e.g., the rise in world coffee prices after the 1975 freeze in…
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Biology, Botany, Computer Assisted Instruction
Eckholm, Erik – 1979
Forestry planning is essential if the global trend toward deforestation is to be reversed. World forest trends, although often based on inaccurate or misleading information put out by national governments, indicate that the area of land covered with closed forests has decreased from about 25% in 1950 to about 20% in the 1970s. Major causes of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Conservation (Environment), Developed Nations, Developing Nations
Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education. – 1979
The document is comprised of four newsletters which present a collection of essays, practical teaching methods, and learning activities introducing future studies into the classroom. Aimed at primary and secondary teachers, subject areas include forecasting methods, curriculum implementation and evaluation, innovative teaching materials and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Education
Bingham, Jane – 1979
The Acceptance of Global Education Scale (AGES) measures the attitudes of secondary social studies teachers toward goal statements for the social studies curriculum that reflect a global perspective. AGES can be used in inservice and preservice teacher training programs to form guidelines for construction of a secondary global education…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Economic Factors
Tiemann, Adrian R. – 1979
A high level of individual concern with environmental issues characterizes the ecological crisis of the 1970s. In spite of this increased public involvement, however, many basic problems facing humans as they interact with the environment have remained constant throughout history. For example, the sometimes conflicting concepts of scarcity,…
Descriptors: Activism, Ecology, Economic Development, Environment
Tiemann, Adrian R. – 1979
Sociology will more meaningfully address social change within the private sector if it considers the relationship between business planning and the constraints which operate on industry in the sphere of technology implementation. Specifically, sociologists should incorporate realities of business planning into industry-related models if sociology…
Descriptors: Business, Business Education, Cooperation, Ecology
Ridker, Ronald G.; Cecelski, Elizabeth W. – 1979
To determine the current status and possible trends in the balance between global population growth and natural resources, the bulletin examines demands presented by population and economic growth at various periods throughout history. Periods examined are the recent past, the present to the year 2025, and the long term. Factors focused upon…
Descriptors: Bulletins, Depleted Resources, Ecology, Economic Factors
Schaefer, Larry, Ed.; Hungerford, Nancy, Ed. – 1978
The environmental education activities package for grades 6-8 contains activities in the following curriculum areas: (1) social science; (2) science; (3) language arts; and (4) mathematics. The activities are divided into seven sections based on seven environmental topics: (1) ecosystems; (2) population; (3) energy and resources; (4) economics,…
Descriptors: Activity Units, Curriculum, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education
Morse, James E.; And Others – 1976
The curriculum guide outlines behavioral objectives, learning activities, evaluation methods, and resources to help K-12 classroom teachers develop and implement social studies programs. Major objectives are to extend knowledge, develop skills to make effective use of this knowledge, and to facilitate the socialization process. The first section…
Descriptors: American Culture, Behavioral Objectives, Career Education, Curriculum
Instructional Objectives Exchange, Los Angeles, CA. – 1974
Objectives and sample test items to measure cognitive outcomes in environmental units of study in grades four through nine are presented. The objectives are subdivided into three main groups: (1) natural ecosystem; (2) human environment; and (3) environmental problems. Objectives and test items to measure affective outcomes are also listed.…
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Course Objectives
Caldwell, Lynton K.; Siddiqi, Toufiq A. – 1974
This guide is intended to assist the organization of studies dealing with the behavior of human societies and their institutions in relation to their environments. Emphasis is on contemporary industrial and postindustrial society as it expresses its environmental relationships through action defined by policies, laws, and administrative…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Bibliographies, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. – 1975
The guide is one in a series for teachers, students, and community members to help develop and teach environmental concepts, responsibility, and problem solving. It presents concepts and activities related to environmental education for seventh grade social studies classes. Background information is based on the Indian River County environment of…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Concept Teaching, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. – 1975
The teaching guide presents social studies activities for eighth graders to learn about environmental concepts, problems, and responsibilities. Part of a series for teachers, students, and community members, it is based on the Indian River County environment in Florida. The introduction identifies the county's natural resources, wildlife, and…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Concept Teaching, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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