ERIC Number: ED219285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
A Conceptual Framework for Energy Education, K-12.
Following a discussion of goals of energy education and a list of characteristics describing an energy-literate citizen, 13 sections are presented identifying generalizations which might form the basis for the development of energy curricula, whether for infusion or course development. In some cases, commentary follows the generalization. Titles of sections include conversion and measurement of energy; energy flow in the biosphere; human use of energy; energy history of the United States; energy from fossil fuels; energy from nuclear reactions; energy from solar technologies; electricity as an energy carrier; economic and financial aspects of energy use; ethical issues in energy use; conservation of energy; shelter-related conservation; and transportation conservation. Titles are not meant as proposed units, courses, modules, or curricular parts, but serve as a way to organize the generalizations. Citations in brackets following a generalization refer to existing curriculum materials which treat that topic. Examples of energy-related objectives, widely-used texts, and energy curriculum materials for social studies, and science are provided along with brief comments on meeting needs of special learners. An extreme bibliography is also provided. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies
National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161. (Price: printed copy $13.50; microfiche $4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Energy Research.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Energy Education
Note: Prepared by Enterprise for Education, Santa Monica, CA 90401.