ERIC Number: ED222358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Energy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. An Interdisciplinary Approach. Revised.
Imel, Geri J.; And Others
This three-part unit is designed to give grades 7-9 students practice in interpreting and analyzing information concerning use of energy in Nebraska. The first section is a general (generic) overview of the different kinds of energy resources and serves as an introduction to the problems of supplying ever-increasing energy needs. Activities in this section include graph-making, value clarification, electrical consumption analysis, and others. The second section (social studies) focuses on developing skills to face energy issues. Students write about a day without energy and use a rationale decision-making process in prioritizing their efforts to deal with energy problems. The third section contains science-related activities, including making fuel from grain and collecting the sun's energy. Activities in the social studies and science sections are optional. Rationale, objectives, and instructional strategies are provided for each unit. A list of process skills fostered, advanced teacher preparation, recommended time, goals, and planning guides for general, social studies, and science activities are also provided. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Electrical Appliances, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Fuels, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Solar Radiation
Nebraska Energy Office, Extension Division Chief, P. O. Box 95085, Lincoln, NE 68509 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Energy Office, Lincoln.
Identifiers: Energy Education; Nebraska
Note: For related documents, see ED 179 395 and SE 039 406-416.