ERIC Number: ED235032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Pupils' Projects from Zambia. Third World Science. A Collection of Third Form Science Projects from Lubushi Seminary, Kasama, Zambia as Written and Drawn by the Pupils Themselves.
University Coll. of North Wales, Bangor (United Kingdom). School of Education.
The Third World Science Project (TWSP) is designed to add a multicultural element to existing science syllabi (for students aged 11-16) in the United Kingdom. The project seeks to develop an appreciation of the: boundless facination of the natural world; knowledge, skills, and expertise possessed by men/women everywhere; application of knowledge and skills to solve the practical problems of everyday life; impact of modern technology in the world; and the influence of the cultural background on the perception of knowledge, problems, and solutions. Provided are 18 science projects completed by students at the Lubushi Seminary (Northern Zambia) for use in TWSP units as well as to illustrate personal ideas about science in action. Projects include: chiteme (shifting cultivation); fishing in Lake Bangwelu; making Nshima (meal) from bananas; oil-making from castor seeds; Kanchine brewing; making a bark bag "ulupu"; making salt from mud and salt; Cibwa salt production; making fire by friction; bellows making; charcoal burning; iron smelting; constructing a mumamba (Bemba musical instrument); constructing a sekese (instrument to produce sound); drum making; constructing a model of a traditional African house; and a discussion of African medicine. A brief description of Lubushi Seminary, its science department, and science requirements is included. (JN)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Alcoholic Beverages, Cultural Activities, Developing Nations, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Housing, Intermediate Grades, Manufacturing, Medicine, Metallurgy, Musical Instruments, Science Education, Science Projects, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Student Projects
Centre for World Development Education, 128 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH, England.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: University Coll. of North Wales, Bangor (United Kingdom). School of Education.
Identifiers: Third World Science Project; United Kingdom; Zambia