Goals and Objectives of this Investigation
The Primary Goals and objectives of this investigation are to:
1. Make use of appropriate technological resources
2. Applications of science to real world issues
3. Use collaborative teamwork to achieve a goal
4. Link science to California history
5. Gain understanding of how science is integrated between life, earth and physical.
6. Focus learning on specific Content and Performance Standards (Link #4) as outlined by California Department of Education (1995).
Printed Resources (field guides are essential for identifying provided images):
Peterson Field Guide Series:
|#16. Western Reptiles and Amphibians, by Robert C. Stebbins. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985.|
|#5. Mammals, by William H. Burt and R.P. Grossenheidner. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980.|
|#19. Insects, by Donald J. Borror and R.E. White. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970.|
Golden Guide Series:
A Guide to the Field Identification Trees of North America, by C. Frank Brockman. Golden Press, New York. 1986.
A Guide to the Field Identifications Birds of North America, by C.S. Robbins, B. Bruun and H.S. Zim. Golden Press, New York. 1983.
A Guide to Field Identification: Rocks and Minerals, by Charles A. Sorrell. Golden Press, Racine, Wisconsin, 1973.
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