Handbook of Nature Study / Edition 1

Handbook of Nature Study / Edition 1

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by Anna Botsford Comstock
     
 

A matchless handbook for decades, this classic work has been the natural history bible for countless teachers and others who seek information about their environment.See more details below

Overview

A matchless handbook for decades, this classic work has been the natural history bible for countless teachers and others who seek information about their environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801493843
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1986
Series:
A Comstock Bk.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
912
Sales rank:
154,636
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.08(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: THE TEACHING OF NATURE-STUDY
What Nature-Study Is; What Nature-Study Should Do for the Child; Nature-Study as a Help to Health; What Nature-Study Should Do for the Teacher; When and Why the Teacher Should Say" I Do Not Know!"; Nature-Study, the Elixir of Youth; Nature-Study as a Help in School Discipline; Relation of Nature-Study to Science; Nature-Study Not for Drill; The Child Not Interested in Nature-Study;

When to Give the Lesson; Length of the Lesson; The Nature-Study Lesson Always New; Nature-Study and Object Lessons; Nature-Study in the Schoolroom; Nature-Study and Museum Specimens; Lens, Microscope, and Field Glass as Helps; Uses of Pictures, Charts, and Blackboard Drawings; Uses of Scientific Names; The Story as a Supplement to the Nature-Study Lesson;

The Nature-Study Attitude toward Life and Death; Should the Nature-Study Teacher Teach How to Destroy Life?; The Field Notebook; The Field Excursion; Pets as Nature-Study Subjects; Correlation of Nature-Study with Language Work; Correlation of Nature-Study and Drawing; Correlation of Nature-Study with Geography; Correlation of Nature-Study with History; Correlation of Nature-Study with Arithmetic; Gardening and Nature-Study; Nature-Study and Agriculture; Nature-Study Clubs;

How to Use This Book

PART II: ANIMALS
Birds; Fishes; Amphibians; Reptiles; Mammals; Insects; Insects of the Fields of Woods; Insects of the Brook and Pond; Invertebrate Animals other than Insects

PART III: PLANTS
How to Begin the Study of Plants; Some Needs of Plants; How to Teach the Names of the Parts of a Flower and of the Plant; Teach the Use of the Flower; Flower and Insect Partners; Relation of Plants to Geography; Seed Germination

Wild Flowers; Weeds; Garden Flowers; Cultivated Crop Plants; Trees; Flowerless Plants

PART IV: EARTH AND SKY
The Brook; Rocks and Minerals; The Soil; The Magnet; Climate and Weather; Water Forms; The Skies

Index

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