Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education Issue 60
2011-12-22 発行

地域素材を活用した地学の学習(3) : 西条層を対象とした地層観察の視点について

Geoscience Teaching Using Local Geological Materials(3) : Viewpoints of observing the strata of Saijo Formation
Yamamoto, Yusaku
For many years, the Saijo Formation widely distributed in Higashi-Hiroshima has been used to observe strata in science classes. We reconsider viewpoints of observation of the Saijo Formation on the basis of its sedimentological features. The proposal of the viewpoints were discrimination of the sedimentary facies and consideration of the relation between features of strata and function of running water. We also selected an outcrop which a teacher can use as a teaching material with consideration for the viewpoints, and we proposed a learning program to observe the Saijo Formation on the outcrop. The program was carried out in a science class of an elementary school. In consequence, we found that some students achieved the object of the program.
local geological materials
observation of strata
viewpoints of observation
Saijo Formation
science class in elementary school