ERIC Number: ED223434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Fossil Fuels. A Supplement to the "Science 100, 101" Curriculum Guide. Curriculum Support Series.
Soprovich, William, Comp.
When the fossil fuels unit was first designed for Science 101 (the currently approved provincial guide for grade 10 science in Manitoba), Canadian support materials were very limited. Since students are asked to interpret data concerning energy consumption and sources for certain fossil fuels, the need for appropriate Canadian data became obvious. This document meets the need by: (1) providing some background information for teachers; (2) describing some activities and student-oriented information which are correlated to unit objectives; and (3) providing transparency masters which can be used to lead discussions or develop a new lecture. Topic areas in the overview section for teachers include effect of rate at which resources are used, factors affecting rate of resource use, supply and demand (oil/gas), octane numbers, and gasoline additives. Topic areas in student materials section include formation of fossil fuels, refining crude oil, burning fossil fuels, factors affecting the burning of fossil fuels, trends in fossil fuel use, and environmental effects. These materials can also be used for energy-oriented units in Physics 200, 300. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Coal, Conservation Education, Depleted Resources, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Fuel Consumption, Fuels, Grade 10, High Schools, Physics, Resource Materials, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.
Identifiers: Energy Education; Fossil Fuels; Manitoba