ERIC Number: ED235035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Clay Pots. Third World Science.
Jones, Natalie; Hughes, Wyn
This unit, developed by the Third World Science Project, 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 fascination 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. The unit consists of three sections. Section 1 is an account of how traditional clay pots are made in Sokoto (Northern Nigeria). Section 2 consists of: an experiment to discover how to keep water cool in porous pots; information on why water stays cooler in porous pots and on how water passes through the walls of these containers; and a discussion of advantages of using clay pots for cooling water, especially in rural areas of developing countries. Section 3 is a discussion of village pottery production in the Philippines. Suggested activities include constructing a Taku Kiln from a dust-bin or oil-drum, simple glazing experiments, and hand-built pottery using coiling or slab techniques. (JN)
Descriptors: Ceramics, Cultural Activities, Developing Nations, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Rural Areas, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Experiments, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Water
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
Sponsor: Training Services Agency, London (England).
Authoring Institution: University Coll. of North Wales, Bangor (United Kingdom). School of Education.
Identifiers: Nigeria; Philippines; Third World Science Project; United Kingdom