light, water, and air), and why people need plants.

Each lesson in Primarily Plants includes a brief introductory statement, a list of mathematics skills and science processes used in the activities, a materials list, key questions addressed in the activities, background information, management suggestions, procedures, discussion questions, and extension activities.

Price: $14.95 (ISBN 1-881431-24-X). Publisher/supplier: AIMS Education Foundation. Materials: Available locally.

1.109 Project WILD Activity Guide. 2nd ed. Bethesda, Md.: Project WILD, 1992.

Grades: K-6+ Project WILD Activity Guide is part of an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program. The guides 113 activities are organized in 7 sections: (1) Awareness and Appreciation; (2) Diversity of Wildlife Values; (3) Ecological Principles; (4) Management and Conservation; (5) People, Culture and Wildlife; (6) Trends, Issues and Consequences; and (7) Responsible Human Actions. Examples of the activities include identifying similarities and differences in the basic needs of ants and humans; forming an interconnected circle of students to demonstrate the components of a habitat; observing camouflage techniques in live animals; and recommending changes that could benefit wildlife.

A glossary, a conceptual framework, and a guide to the ecosystem concept are included among the guide's 23 appendixes. Activities are cross-referenced by skills used, length of activity, subject, and grade level. Although this guide is written for teachers of grades K-12, the majority of its activities are most appropriate for grades 4 and above.

Price: Attendance at Project WILD workshop. Publisher/supplier: Project WILD. Materials: Available locally, or from commercial suppliers.

1.110 Project WILD Aquatic Education Activity Guide. 2nd ed. Bethesda, Md.: Project WILD, 1992.

Grades: K-6+ Project WILD Aquatic Education Activity Guide is part of an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program. The guide's 40 activities are organized in 7 sections: (1) Awareness and Appreciation; (2) Diversity of Wildlife Values; (3) Ecological Principles; (4) Management and Conservation; (5) Culture and Wildlife; (6) Trends, Issues and Consequences; and (7) Responsible Human Actions. Examples of the activities include calculating the volume of water on the planet, drawing life-size replicas of whales on school grounds, simulating the effects of the changing technology of fishing on fish populations, and producing a newspaper on a variety of issues concerning aquatic wildlife.

A glossary, a conceptual framework, and a guide to the ecosystem concept are included among the guide's 26 appendixes. Activities are cross-referenced by skills used, length of activity, subject, and grade level. Although this guide is written for teachers of grades K-12, the majority of its activities are most appropriate for grades 4 and above.

Price: Attendance at Project WILD Workshop. Publisher/supplier: Project WILD. Materials: Available locally, or from commercial suppliers.

1.111 The Schoolyard Environment. Primary Science Resource Guide. Ilene L. Follman. St. Louis, Mo.: Milliken Publishing Co., 1992.

Grades: K-3 The Schoolyard Environment provides a host of activities to help children learn about soil, plants, animals, adaptations, growth, and cycles of change. Studying the schoolyard environment, students discover similarities, differences, and interactions among living things, learn about relationships between living and nonliving things, and about the relationship of humans to the environment. Groups of students examine a 1-foot-square plot of land and record their observations. They plant seeds and monitor plant growth, compare soils, dig for earthworms, adopt a tree for study, and collect and house insects. They survey an area for animal tracks, birds, litter, and shadows.

This teacher's guide includes reproducible masters for student data sheets, a bibliography, and 4 posters that are used to stimulate discussion.

Price: $7.95 (ISBN 1-55863-362-6). Publisher/supplier: Milliken. Materials: Available locally.

1.112 Seeds and Weeds. Windows on Elementary Science. Joan Westley. Mountain View, Calif.: Creative Publications, 1988.

Grades: K-2 In Seeds and Weeds, children examine and compare many types of seeds. They investigate seeds in their own environment and explore the various ways seeds travel and plant themselves. Students plant seeds and watch the changes that occur during seed germination and plant growth. They count, sort, grind, cook, taste, and dissect seeds, and use them to make musical instruments. Activities are sequenced by increasing levels of difficulty but do not have to be used in order.

Each of the 28 activities in Seeds and Weeds lists a learning objective, process skills, materials needed, questions for discussion, directions for the exploration, and extensions.

Prices: Teacher's Guide (ISBN 088488-710-3), $13.75. Complete kit, $250.00. Publisher/supplier: Creative Publications. Materials: Available locally, from commercial suppliers, or in kit.



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