Date Approved

5-1-1996

Embargo Period

9-6-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Environmental Education

Department

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Patterson, F. Gary

Subject(s)

Earth sciences--Study and teaching (Secondary); Water conservation

Disciplines

Science and Mathematics Education

Abstract

Currently, there is no written curriculum for educating students about local water resources and water conservation practices in the Glassboro Eighth Grade Earth Science Curriculum. Utilizing all available references and agencies, (federal, state and local) the author created an enrichment unit dealing with local water resources and water conservation practices to supplement the existing Eighth Grade Science Curriculum, specifically the Geology unit of the Merrill Earth Science textbook. The lessons are hands-on activities which promote critical thinking, problem solving, and cooperative learning. Though designed for a specific audience and for a specific reason, lessons in the unit can be easily adapted by any teacher to incorporate environmental education activities in their classrooms.

Share

COinS