ERIC Number: ED241352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
hm Science Study Skills Program: People, Energy, and Appropriate Technology. Student Text.
Wilson, Carol; Krasnow, Gary
This program includes 14 activity-oriented units which integrate instruction in science study skills with hands-on learning about energy and appropriate technology. The program is suitable for use in a wide range of science curricula in grades 7 to 10. Unit topics and the corresponding skills fostered (in parentheses) in part one focus on: the meaning of the word "appropriate" (listening as a science skill); what makes a technology appropriate (building science vocabulary); non-renewable energy (reading for meaning); renewable energy (taking effective notes); technology and the environment (making judgments); using energy efficiently (working with graphs); life cycle costing (problem solving); and review of appropriate technology (test taking). Part two focuses on the solar greenhouse as an appropriate technology. Unit topics and skills in this part include: trapping the sun's energy (using scientific measuring tools); energy behavior in a solar greenhouse (applying scientific laws); storing energy (working with the metric system); and conserving energy (working with scientific notation). Part three consists of two units. The first deals with applications of appropriate technology by considering solar and wind collectors (developing and testing hypotheses). The second is a class project which permits students to use many of the skills they have learned. (JN)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Energy, Greenhouses, Life Cycle Costing, Listening Skills, Notetaking, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Skill Development, Solar Energy, Study Skills, Test Wiseness
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 (Item #3608402, $4.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.; National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Appropriate Technology
Note: Developed by the Study Skills Group.