ERIC Number: ED071266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Me and My Environment. Unit III: Energy Relationships in My Environment.
Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.
Presented is the experimental edition of Unit III: Energy Relationships in My Environment, which consists of 25 life science curriculum activities intended for the 13-to-15-year-old educable mentally retarded child. The curriculum guide is being used in the final field test prior to revision. Stressed throughout the program are ecological themes, inquiry skills, problem solving skills, environmental elements, and applicational behaviors and attitudes. Five to eight activities for each of the four core study areas within Unit III are given of which the following are examples: growing plants, chemical energy, measuring energy values, the food chain game, and the green machine. Activities are organized into materials, teaching strategies, and anticipated student behaviors. The four cores consider an introduction to energy, energy in food, energy flow through food chains and webs, and food making in plants. The ecological theme developed is the complementarity of organisms and environment. Inquiry skills seen to be developed are comparing and translating. Two problem solving skills emphasized are explaining and defending. The environmental element considered is energy. A desired behavior outcome is recognition of the child's dependence on his biological environment. (For related curriculum guides see EC 050 871 through EC 050 873 and EC 050 875.) (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.