M.A. in Environmental Education
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Education
College of Education
Patterson, F. Gary
Earth sciences--Study and teaching (Secondary); Water conservation
Science and Mathematics Education
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.
Memis, Michele Junod, "An enrichment unit on local water resources and water conservation to supplement eighth grade earth science curriculum" (1996). Theses and Dissertations. 2189.