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 Material Information Title: Environmental race Series Title: Environmental teaching plans Physical Description: Archival Language: English Creator: St. Croix Environmental Education Team Publisher: Division of Fish and Wildlife Place of Publication: Frederiksted, VI
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E.T. A LOCAL WAY OF LEARNING

Title: ENVIRONMENTAL RACE

Author: Eulalie R. Rivera Elementary School
Environmental Education Team

Concepts: Disciplines:
2. Ecosystem 1.Language Arts
11. Individual Acts 2.Mathematics
3.Physical education

Objective:

From a set of clues, students will correctly determine selected letters,
mathematically compute a given number as directed, and position themselves at a
numbered predetermined spot to spell out a word significant to ecological
understanding.

Rationale:

For a change of pace, use the outdoor schoolyard in a combination language,
math, and physical education class. Students will learn some words, do math,
and get some exercise in a fun learning experience with a little competition
added. If class is too small, combine or do with just one class team.

Materials Needed:

22 sheets of 8-2 x 11 paper
Eleven weights to hold paper down
Eleven prepared clue slips as follows

Directions/Activity: (for the teacher only, show students only the clue slips)

1. Form a class or group that consists of two (2) teams of 11 members each. In
addition, there should be two "starters" for each team, preferably a teacher and
an aide or another adult. When outside, each starter will use a broad tip felt
marker and some surface suitable for writing on.

2. Before going outside, prepare 11 sheets (811 x 11) of paper, boldly marking a
number on each from one to 11. Also provide some objects or pins to hold the
paper down on the ground.

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3. With the group outside, position each team member, one behind the other in a
line facing each team starter. From this team positioning, walk off 10 paces,
and there in a transactional line place the numbered sheets of paper on the
ground, about a pace apart, placing the numbered sheets in succession from one
to 11. Also give each team member an 8-2 x 11 blank sheet of paper.

4. Randomly select the clue slips for each team, giving one to first person in
team line, with both teams starting at the same time.

5.If the team member correctly identifies the letter called for and performs the
math- problem to arrive at the proper number, he-uses the blank sheet of paper
to boldly print that letter, and then races with that letter to the spot with
the corresponding number previously placed on the ground, not showing the letter
to anyone.

If a team member cannot identify the letter or perform the math, that member
must go to the back of the line to await another turn.

The following illustrates the setup as described above:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

numbered sheets placed in sequence

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Correct letter, number
Team member runs to
numbered spot *

Incorrect letter,
number. Member
returns to back of
line

Team starter

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6. The team that first positions a member on all, the numbered spots is the
winner, and when they hold up their letters, it should spell out the word
ENVIRONNIENT.

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7. The following clue slips need be duplicated so that each team has a set-and
you're ready to go. Maybe it will be fun!

8. Variations might be to have children race
as imitating a hopping frog or other animal.
until the child reaches the correct numbered

to numbered spots on all fours such
Starter must wait with next clue
spot.

LETTER CLUE #1

The first letter of the name of a large animal normally found in Africa or
Southeast Asis.
What is the name?
The first letter is:
Divide the number of letters in this word by 2, add 5

LETTER CLUE #2

The first letter of the word (name) that makes everything go and grow in this
world.
What is this word?
What is the first letter?
Subtract 5 from the number of letters in this word, the number left is

LETTER CLUE #3

First and last letter in the name for larger bodies
The name is
The letter is
Add zero to the number of letters in the word, your

of flowing water.

number is

LETTER CLUE #4

One of two similar middle letters for the name of a season of the year.
The name is
The letter is
Subtract 2 from the number of the letters in the word, add 4; your number is

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LETTER CLUE #5

Last letter of the name for the main energy source for the earth.
The name is
The last letter is
Multiply the number of letters in this name by 2 and add 1; your number
Is

LETTER CLUE #6

First letter of the name of a species (kind) of very small animal.
The word is
The first letter is
Divide the number of letters in this word by 2, add 1; your number is

LETTER CLUE #7

First letter of the name for a simple weather instrument that shows wind
direction.
The word is
The first letter is
Multiply the number of letters in this word by 3; subtract 9; your number is

LETTER CLUE #8

One of two similar middle letters
thrown around on the landscape.
The name is
The letter is
Add 5 to the number of letters in

for the name given to things just dropped or

this name.

LETTER CLUE #9

The last letter of the name for a common farm animal that lays eggs.
The name is
The last letter is
Divide the number of letters in this word by 3; add 1, the number is

ENVIRONMENTAL RACE

LETTER CLUE #10

First letter for the name of a chemical element that the air we breathe supplies
for the body.
The name is
The letter is
The number of letters in this name is

LETTER CLUE #11

First letter for the general name of all such things as soil, plants, animals
that we see around us.
We call her "Mother".
The name is
The first letter is
Multiply the number of letters in this word by 3; subtract 8, the number is

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