Bibliography: Ecology (page 608 of 627)

This bibliography is independently curated for the Water Protectors . Info website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Catherine R. Ney, Antonio C. Allem, Joseph Haberer, Matthew J. Brennan, Clearing, Marilu Rioseco, Keith A. Crnic, Dyanne M. Tracy, Naturescope, and Troy North American Association for Environmental Education.

Brennan, Matthew J. (1986). A Curriculum for the Conservation of People and Their Environment, Journal of Environmental Education. Describes an environmental education program being implemented at the United Nations International School in New York. Discusses the scope, structure, and style of the program. The appendices include the conceptual framework (stating nearly 200 individual concepts) and the curriculum framework for kindergarten through grade 12. Descriptors: Concept Formation, Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Design, Ecology

Ney, Catherine R.; Cross, Pat (1996). Connections: Weather, Systems, and Resources. Unit Grade 4. Natural Resources for Grade 4 is a "hands-on" environmental activities unit designed for teachers to use with their students. Activities are chosen from natural resource programs such as Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, Aquatic Wild, and Project WET. The activities address natural resource themes and meet the Virginia Standards of Learning for Grade 4. The 30 lessons contained within cover a number of topics including weather, plant anatomy, life processes, plants and animal in an ecosystem, and Virginia's natural resources. The lessons are interdisciplinary in their approach, meeting objectives from science, mathematics, oral language, reading, literature, writing, and research skills.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Standards, Animals, Biology, Ecology

Muir, Patricia S.; McCune, Bruce (1993). Simulating Ecological Complexity Using the Example of Pesticides in Ecosystems, American Biology Teacher. Describes a simulation exercise developed for an introductory biology course for nonmajors. The simulation focuses on the control of western spruce budworms in forests of the western United States. A nonlinear, multivariate simulation model is used. Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Computer Uses in Education, Ecology

Petersen, Chris E. (1996). Publish or Perish in the Community College. Scholarly publication of original work at community colleges is usually an elective pursuit, resulting more from a desire to learn than institutional requirements or financial incentives. At the College of DuPage, in Illinois, one faculty member has undertaken a 10-year, self-initiated research project in the biological sciences, involving students in most areas of the research, including publication. The research has focused on the dynamics of ecosystems, while funding sources have included area conservation foundations and businesses. Participating students must be science majors with a minimum background of 1 year of college-level science-based curriculum. They must also be dependable, of high integrity, patient, and tolerant of adverse working conditions. Motivations for students participating include adding to their resumes, developing interests, and enjoying an alternative learning experience. In addition, every effort is made to see that research is published. For the faculty member, each project requires 200-300 hours of donated time towards experimentation, data analyses, writing, and literature review. Faculty members interested in initiating their own research projects should schedule time for reading and exploration of potential study sites, conduct projects that can be done within the time allowances and with available resources, select reliable student participants, and write for publication.   [More]  Descriptors: Community Colleges, Ecology, Educational Strategies, Environmental Research

Rioseco, Marilu (1995). Context Related Curriculum Planning for Science Teaching: A Proposal To Teach Science around the Ozone Problem. This paper reports on the dilution effect of the ozone layer which jeopardizes a section of land in Chile from 53 degrees South latitude to 33 degrees South and the necessity of preparing the population for the possible ecological consequences of an increase in ultraviolet radiation. Scientists in Chile assume part of this task by studying the short and long term effects upon different ecosystems. Education also plays a role in that the problem requires an attitude change in the population. A discussion is provided of the task presented to science educators by the ozone problem, including insight into the role that student motivation plays in science learning. A proposal is made which recommends that instruction not start from the basic content and include at a later time a discussion of applications, but start with a real problem and from there motivate the students to seek explanations in the concepts, laws, scientific processes, and procedures. The experiences described in this paper are based on a three-year pilot program in physics.   [More]  Descriptors: Context Effect, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Educational Strategies

North American Association for Environmental Education, Troy, OH. (1997). The Environmental Education Collection: A Review of Resources for Educators. Volume 1. This book is designed to help educators find curricula, multimedia resources, and other educational materials that can enhance the teaching of environmental education in a variety of settings. Curriculum materials included in this compendium were evaluated using a set of guidelines developed by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). These guidelines highlight six key characteristics of high-quality environmental education materials: (1) fairness and accuracy; (2) depth; (3) emphasis on skills building; (4) action orientation; (5) instructional soundness; and (6) usability. The first section of this resource guide details approximately 50 environmental education curriculum materials. Entries are listed alphabetically and each contains a summary of the curriculum; information about grade level, subject areas, author, publisher, and price; comments specific to the six key characteristics; and a sample of quotations from the reviewers' evaluation sheets. The second section contains an annotated listing of support materials. Following this section is a matrix that cross-lists all of the materials and their various characteristics. Curriculum materials cover such subjects as recycling, environmental chemistry, geology, biodiversity, deforestation, butterflies and other insects, rainforests, wetlands, and agriculture. Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Ecology, Educational Resources

Naturescope (1987). The Habitat Connection. Consists of activities which address the causes of habitat destruction and the effects of habitat loss on animals and plants. Identifies habitat loss as the major reason for the endangerment and extinction of plant and animal species. Descriptors: Animals, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Education

Ney, Catherine R. (1996). Connections: Ocean Environments. Unit Grade 5. Ocean Environments for Grade 5 is a 12-week interdisciplinary ocean environmental unit designed for teachers to use with their students. The unit emphasizes investigation and understanding of our ocean environments, including their geological, physical, and biological characteristics. It also stresses awareness of public policy decisions related to the assessment of marine organism populations and pollution prevention. The 30 lessons contained within cover a number of topics including matter, sound transmission, biological characteristics of earth, geological characteristics of earth, cells, insulation, and ocean environments. The lessons are interdisciplinary in their approach, meeting objectives from science, mathematics, oral language, reading, literature, writing, research skills, and technology.   [More]  Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Ecology, Environment, Environmental Education

Kirman, Joseph M. (1990). Don't Just Teach Geography, Teach about Ethics in Geography, History and Social Science Teacher. Argues that geography teachers should help students explore ethical issues in geography, such as questioning where exploitation ends and conservation begins. Outlines guidelines for ethics, considers pedgogical implications, and offers strategies for motivating students and making geography relevant. Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Ecology

Greenberg, Mark T.; Crnic, Keith A. (1988). Longitudinal Predictors of Developmental Status and Social Interaction in Premature and Full-Term Infants at Age Two, Child Development. The results, which contrasted markedly with findings of major group differences at 12 months of age, indicated that by age two no group differences were apparent on any child development, mother-child interaction, or maternal attitude measures, except that preterms were significantly poorer in motor skills than were full-term infants. Descriptors: Age Differences, Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis, Ecological Factors

Allem, Antonio C. (1990). Pleas, Plights and Environment: Part I, Environmentalist. Discussed is the continual depletion of the world's natural resources and the plea of conservationists. An examination of the dialectic nature/nurture controversy is used to see whether this may account for the state of disharmony recorded between man and nature. Descriptors: College Science, Conservation (Environment), Depleted Resources, Ecological Factors

Haberer, Joseph, Ed. (1987). Current Periodical Literature, Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society. Provides a selected bibliography of items from the periodic literature that pertain to a variety of variables involved in the relationship between science, technology, and society. Includes the address of the author for the purpose of obtaining reprints. Descriptors: College Science, Ecology, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education

Sunal, Dennis; Tracy, Dyanne M., Eds. (1991). SSMILES, School Science and Mathematics. An activity in which students establish criteria outlining what constitutes wasted paper, calculate averages, and compute the number of trees needed to produce a measured amount of wasted paper is described. The mathematics and science concepts, objectives, rationale, content overview, lesson outline, and extensions are included. Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Cooperative Learning, Ecology, Environmental Education

Clearing (1991). The Green Pages: Environmental Education Activities K-12. Presented are 38 environmental education activities for grades K-12. Topics include seed dispersal, food chains, plant identification, sizes and shapes, trees, common names, air pollution, recycling, temperature, litter, water conservation, photography, insects, urban areas, diversity, natural cycles, rain, erosion, phosphates, human population, nuclear energy, environmental hazards, wetlands, and recreational vehicles. Descriptors: Air Pollution, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary School Science

Naturescope (1987). The Big Picture. Contains a series of activities which focus on the process of extinction, how the increasing human population affects other species, and on the reasons for helping endangered species. Includes diagrams and illustrations of endangered species. Descriptors: Animals, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Education

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