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ERIC Number: ED001635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 195
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MODERN SCIENCE. INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL.
RICE, GLORIA; AND OTHERS
ELEVEN UNITS OF STUDY INCLUDE--SCIENCE IN OUR LIVES TODAY, APPLIED CHEMISTRY, MODERN MATERIALS, MAN AND MECHANICS, HEAT AND FUELS, NUCLEAR ENERGY, SOUND, LIGHT, ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS, AND SPACE. ALL ARE DIRECTED AT THE STUDENT WHO WOULD USE THE INFORMATION GAINED IN EVERYDAY LIFE, RATHER THAN AT THE POTENTIAL SCIENCE STUDENT. UNIT 1 EXPLAINS THE NEED FOR SCIENCE IN EVERYDAY LIFE, AND LISTS OCCUPATIONS, NOT REQUIRING COLLEGE EDUCATION, THAT REQUIRE A SCIENTIFIC INTEREST. THE NEXT UNIT, CHEMISTRY, DEALS WITH THE BASIC ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS AND THEIR REACTIONS TO CERTAIN ACIDS AND ALKALI. THE USE AND STRUCTURE OF HOUSEHOLD CLEANING AGENTS ARE PRESENTED AS WELL AS THE STRUCTURE OF WATER AND FOODS. UNIT 3 TEACHES THE STRUCTURE AND USES OF MODERN MATERIALS SUCH AS PLASTICS, TEXTILES, SOLVENTS, GLASS, AND METALS. UNIT 4 INCLUDES--SIMPLE MACHINES, HYDRAULIC PRESSURE, WATER SYSTEMS, AIR PRESSURE, PULLEYS, BELTS AND GLASS, ENGINES AND MOTORS, AND FLIGHT. UNIT 5 DISCUSSES HEAT TRANSFER AND FUELS OF VARIOUS TYPES. IN UNIT 6, RADIOACTIVITY IS DISCUSSED WITH ATTENTION GIVEN TO THE CYCLOTRON. IN UNIT 7, THE TRANSMISSION OF SOUND IS INCLUDED. THE NATURE OF LIGHT, COLOR, LENSES, AND OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHY COMPRISE THE SUBJECT MATTER OF UNIT 8. BASIC ELECTRICITY, WITH APPLICATION OF BASIC PRINCIPLES TO HOME USE IS THE TOPIC OF UNIT 9. UNIT 10 DEALS WITH ELECTRONICS, VACUUM TUBES, RADIO, AND TELEVISION. UNIT 11 FOCUSES ON SPACE--DEFINITIONS, VOCABULARY, SPACE RESEARCH BENEFITS AND THE U.S. SPACE PROGRAM.
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Schools, CA.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles)