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Hughes, Helen – Environmental Education Research, 2011
Focussing on the film "Sharkwater" directed by Rob Stewart (2006), this article discusses formal interpretive aspects of recent environmental documentaries which are intended to raise awareness about environmental issues. It is argued that contemporary environmental documentaries seek to persuade audiences to protect the shared physical…
Descriptors: Audiences, Documentaries, Physical Environment, Films
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Horton, Jessica; Golden, Barry; Parmly, Jilynn – Science and Children, 2013
Through the construction of arguments, students are invited to make sense of the concept of a species and its connection to both extinction and local biomes. Scientific argumentation is the process by which scientists engage in discourse aimed at developing common knowledge about the natural world (Driver et al. 1994). This article describes a 5E…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Persuasive Discourse, Evidence, Sustainable Development
Graff, Robert – Arts & Activities, 2009
This lesson begins with a discussion on prehistoric times and how most life forms have either become extinct or have evolved into something people see in the environment today. Most of the conversation revolves around dinosaurs or animals on the endangered species list, such as the panda or polar bear. The author directed the conversation to…
Descriptors: Paleontology, Entomology, Films, Art Activities
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Muir, Lucie; Tabram, Rae – Primary Science, 2013
ARKive is an initiative of the UK-based wildlife and educational charity, Wildscreen, whose mission is to promote the conservation of the world's biodiversity through the power of wildlife imagery. ARKive aims to produce a comprehensive wildlife guide to the natural world for those who cannot travel there by working with the world's very best…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Wildlife
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Conderman, Greg; Woods, C. Sheldon – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
In light of the importance science plays in people's lives and society, it is perplexing to observe the minimal attention given to science instruction--especially in the elementary grades. Though some information presented here is not new, the authors' intent is to stimulate a dialogue about effective elementary science instruction by offering a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Educational Opportunities, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Wurzelbacher, Thelma M. – Science and Children, 1979
Suggestions are presented for planning activities around the concept of endangered species. A sample of the classification system and a matching game are described. (SA)
Descriptors: Classroom Games, Conservation (Environment), Educational Games, Elementary Education
Lipscomb, Fran – Humane Education, 1982
Presents background information and teaching suggestions about endangered species for social studies teachers. Discusses political processes, economics, current events, and ethics. Lists resource information. (DC)
Descriptors: Current Events, Economics, Environmental Education, Learning Activities
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Schug, Mark C.; Shaw, Jane S. – Social Education, 1997
Argues that well-intentioned government policies, such as the Endangered Species Act, can actually cause harm to endangered species by creating disincentives to preserving the habitat for endangered species. Maintains that the use of incentives can lead to voluntary species protection. Includes instructions for an in-class teaching activity. (MJP)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Developing Nations, Ecology, Economic Development
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Shouse, Roger C.; Sun, Jinai – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2013
This article presents a case study examining the demise of a high school Mandarin language program in a school district that appeared to offer an exceptionally friendly habitat for its survival. Though members of the school board majority who voted against funding the program offered rational explanations for their decision (e.g., insufficient…
Descriptors: High Schools, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Programs, Program Termination
Rowden-Racette, Kellie – Teacher Magazine, 2005
Male educators, especially at the elementary school level, are a shrinking minority. Only 9 percent of the country's elementary school teachers are male, according to the National Education Association's (NEA) 2003 report "Status of the American Public School Teacher." Although the NEA's statistics were drawn from the 2000-01 school year, they're…
Descriptors: Males, Teacher Shortage, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching (Occupation)
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Torkar, Gregor; Bajd, Barbara – Journal of Biological Education, 2006
This article explores trainee teachers' conceptions and ideas about endangered bird species and their protection. The study involved 191 students majoring in kindergarten education, primary school natural science or secondary school biology education at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Education, Slovenia. Data analyses showed that the…
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Natural Sciences, Foreign Countries
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Lightbody, Mary – Science Teacher, 2008
Invasive species, commonly known as "invasives," are nonnative plants, animals, and microbes that completely take over and change an established ecosystem. The consequences of invasives' spread are significant. In fact, many of the species that appear on the Endangered Species list are threatened by invasives. Therefore, the topic of invasive…
Descriptors: Investigations, Ecology, Learning Processes, Science Instruction
Clearing, 1991
Discussed is the possibility that the salmon found in the Columbia River (Idaho) is an endangered species. A list of threatened or endangered animal species in the Pacific Northwest is included. Activities that deal with the topics of diversity, endangered species, and what is being done about them are provided. (KR)
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary School Science
California State Dept. of Education, Los Angeles. – 1993
This document was developed in response to California Senate Bill No. 885, "The Endangered Species Education Project," that called for a statewide program in which schools adopt a local endangered species, research past and current efforts to preserve the species' habitat, develop and implement an action plan to educate the community…
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Endangered Species
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Hammond, Sarah Wheeless; Herron, Sherry S. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Researchers suggest there is an increasing apathy in the study of natural history in academic settings and in the scientific community. However, most studies of environmental knowledge do not address knowledge of local flora and fauna; they are concerned with the knowledge of environmental issues or broad ecological knowledge. Ecoliteracy…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Graduate Students, Environmental Education, Biology
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