ERIC Number: ED235038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Energy Convertors. 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 (which assumes students have previously been introduced to energy and its different forms) focuses on different types of energy convertors which can be related to the Third World. The introduction explains how unconventional energy courses may help Third World countries to improve their agricultural methods and living standards, proceeding with discussions of energy sources, importance of photosynthesis/plants, raising of water by muscle power, and other devices which make use of muscle power. Other types of energy convertors widely used in underdeveloped countries are the described, including water wheels, wind energy, and solar energy. The unit concludes with list of addresses to obtain detailed information to construct energy converts in the school laboratory. (JN)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Cultural Activities, Developing Nations, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Physics, Power Technology, Quality of Life, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Solar Energy, Water Resources, Wind Energy
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: Third World Science Project; United Kingdom