Explorations in Backyard Biology: Drawing on Nature in the Classroom, Grades 4-6

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Teacher Ideas Press, 1996 - Natural history - 204 pages
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Students will discover life science adventures in their own backyards (or school yards) with this new resource! After reading brief descriptions of fascinating creatures, they participate in hands-on explorations with exciting classroom and field activities. Using drawing and writing skills, they record their experiences in a Naturalist's Notebook, which helps them make further discoveries. The author offers activities in four areas of natural history-size, scale, and the world of the very small; predator-prey relationships among animals; animal communication; and the ecology of living communities, including their human members. The activities can be integrated with other curriculum areas, used to supplement the science program, or be used as springboards for science projects. By emphasizing the process of drawing and combining it with study of an area that teachers and students may think difficult, this book offers a fun and user-friendly approach to science. Grades 4-6.

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R. GARY RAHAM, a freelance writer and illustrator, is also a graphic designer for Citizen Printing Co., Ft. Collins, Colorado.

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