ERIC Number: ED235045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Salt. 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 begins with a brief consideration of the importance of salt in the diet and extraction of salt from mines/seawater. Additional topic areas considered include: salt produced from swamps at Nala (Tanzania), focusing on ingenuity of villagers in providing a living without money to buy commercial table salt; salt extraction from plants (including papyrus) by burning dried leaves; Cibwa salt production in Northern Zambia (presented as a student science project); salt production in the highlands of Papua New Guinea; use of wood to absorb salt from dilute solutions; and salt production in the Turks/Caicos islands; and procedures used to obtain salt from sea water at salt works located near Guerande in Brittany. (JN)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Developing Nations, Dietetics, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Manufacturing, Natural Resources, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Solar Energy, 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: Salts; Third World Science Project; United Kingdom