ERIC Number: ED065358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Unit: Little Boxes, Inspection Set, National Trial Print.
Australian Science Education Project, Toorak, Victoria.
The core portion of this unit prepared for students in grades seven and eight of Australian secondary schools aims to develop a greater awareness of the nature and function of housing. The historical development of housing styles and materials in Australia and elsewhere is studied from photographs, and simple investigations are suggested to develop the scientific principles of controlling heat transfer, moving air, and providing light in houses. In the optional sections, suggestions are made for investigating the principles of architectural design and town planning, the properties of building materials, the relationships between building style and technological change, and the problems of water supply and waste disposal from cities. The use of crickets as an analogue to human territoriality and other interpersonal behavior is suggested. The teachers' guide is an overprinted copy of the pupil's manual and contains lists of needed material and suggested instructional techniques. The student's record book contains spaces for responses to questions posed in the unit. (AL)
Descriptors: Behavior, Curriculum, Housing, Instruction, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Units of Study, Urban Planning, Wastes
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Science Education Project, Toorak, Victoria.