ERIC Number: ED248107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Ways of Living. Science In a Social CONtext.
Science In a Social CONtext is a series of eight books based on the project SISCON-in-Schools. The books provide a new course in science and society for general studies at sixth-form level. The course has been specially designed to make scientific problems accessible to the non-scientist, as well as to explain the social aspects of science to the scientists. This six-section book is used in a unit which focuses on ways of living. Section 1 examines prehistoric astronomy to see how technology and science can serve a community. Section 2 (which includes astrology) demonstrates the difference between primitive and modern science. Section 3 shows the effect of technology and industrialization on individual's lives. The nature of ecology, cutting forests and clearing lands, crops and pesticides, and fertilizers are among the topics addressed. Section 4 discusses sewage and the water supply and the relationship between industry and water. Section 5 focuses on air pollution, considering smog and the Clean Air Act, sulfur dioxide (the acid rain gas), the danger from car fumes, and the problem of increased carbon dioxide production. Section 6 considers dwindling mineral and fuel resources, recycling problems, homes in crowded cities, and the impact of new technologies. (JN)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Astronomy, Ecology, Environmental Education, Fuels, Housing, Industrialization, Industry, Minerals, Natural Resources, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Technology, Water Resources
Association for Science Education, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AA, England (1.65 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Science Education, Cambridge (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain; Science and Society
Note: For related documents, see SE 044 752-756.