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Activity Description of "Eco-Tour '96/Biome Studies"

Title Eco-Tour '96/Biome Studies
Audience Integrated Science, Biology, Life Science, Environmental Studies
Abstract Teams of students are asked to work as companies to develop travel brochures for a large ecotourism business. The companies must have tours from a variety of representative biomes. Each student develops a ten-day itinerary in which participants travel through an area without using motorized vehicles. The emphasis is placed on describing the highlights of the journey as an experience in the biome. Students produce an illustrated brochure to describe their trip. This has been tested in 9th grade Integrated Science classes. No special materials are needed.
Author Karen Goldman
Email aekgold@ix.netcom.com
Unifying Concept Systems, order and organization
Science and Technology Understandings about science and technology
Science as Inquiry Understandings about scientific inquiry
History and Nature of Science
Science in Personal and Social PerspectivesNatural resources
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences Interdependence of organisms, Populations and ecosystems, Diversity and adaptations of organisms
Other Standards Science Teaching, Assessment

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