ERIC Number: ED327413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Township of Ocean School District Contemporary Science. Student Enrichment Materials.
Truex, Ronald T.
Contemporary Science is a program designed to provide non-academic disaffected students as well as college-bound high school students with a meaningful and positive educational experience in science in order to bridge the gap between science and the citizen in a technological world. The program, designed as a full year elective course, involves the students in activities and projects that reflect concerns regarding current issues in science. The major units of study in this course are matter and energy; meteorology; astronomy; atomic energy; space exploration; population growth; alternate energy sources; health hazards of drugs and smoking; and air, water, and noise pollution. Because of the interdisciplinary theme of the course of study, this program is designed to improve the entire school program by incorporating concepts and skills from other academic areas. These areas include social studies, math, industrial arts, and English. This booklet provides activities that accompany this program. Designed to support the teacher's effort in program implementation, these materials can be used with each unit of study or as supplementary activities. Reproduction masters for transparencies and/or handouts are included. Each activity includes background information, title, purpose, objectives, materials, and detailed procedures. Activity topics include an introduction to contemporary science; the population; intoxicants of man; nuclear energy; astronomy; space exploration; human behavior; air, water, and noise pollution; energy resources; and meteorology. (KR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Energy Education, English Instruction, Enrichment Activities, Health Education, Industrial Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Laboratory Procedures, Mathematics Education, Meteorology, Physics, Pollution, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Space Exploration, Teaching Methods, Technology
Township of Ocean School District, Special Projects, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 ($25.00--includes the program description).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey Governor's Teacher Grant Program, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.
Note: For teacher manual, see SE 051 858; for student program description, see SE 051 859. Contains filled, light, and broken type.