ERIC Number: ED228091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Contemporary Issues in Science. Implementation Manual.
Staten Island Continuum of Education, NY.
Contemporary Issues in Science Program (CIIS) is designed to provide teachers and students with the necessary tools and strategies for bringing contemporary scientific issues into the classroom. Provided in this document are discussions of the three major elements in the program, support elements, and major activities. Major elements include the research paper and class discussions, lectures, and forum. Support elements include the advisory group, resource center, paper reviews, and community involvement. Strategies and examples related to each element are provided. In addition, suggestions related to use of the program in business education/industrial arts, career education/internships, and in interdisciplinary studies are provided. An overview, background information, questions, references, teacher notes, and vocabulary are provided for each of 11 issues presented in an appendix. Issues include acid rain, radioactive wastes, hazardous wastes, Love Canal, aquifers, cloning, recombinant DNA, organ transplants, laetrile, genetic counseling, and birth control. Provided in a second appendix are selected resources, including organizations, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and speaker directories. (JN)
Descriptors: Business Education, Career Education, Contraception, DNA, Environmental Education, Genetic Engineering, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Social Problems, Tissue Donors, Wastes, Water Pollution
Staten Island Continuum of Education, 130 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY 10301 ($15.95 ea., 10 or more 10% discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Staten Island Continuum of Education, NY.
Identifiers: Acid Rain; National Science Foundation; Science and Society