ERIC Number: ED098098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Resource Recovery in Science. Resource Recovery Education Program.
National Center for Resource Recovery, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
This guide, one component of the Resource Recovery Education Kit (see SO 007 866 for a description), contains ideas and activities for teaching about solid waste disposal in secondary level science classes. Among the course objectives are the following: (1) to understand that sufficient technology exists to recover a greater segment of the resources than we are now extracting; (2) to learn about improved methods for reducing waste volume and disposing of the residue; and (3) to develop an understanding of how we can conserve depletable resources for the future. Teaching strategies include constructing models, conducting laboratory experiments, research, and classroom discussion. The guide consists of three major study units: (1) Solid Waste: A Growing Problem; (2) Disposal; and (3) Resource Recovery. Objectives, student activities, questions for discussion and research, basic understandings to be developed, and instructional resources are provided for each unit. A special projects section provides visual and print instruction for constructing a model landfill site simulating the waste conditions that lead to water pollution, identifying the microorganisms responsible for the process of composting, and recycling glass. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Study, Conservation (Environment), Course Objectives, Ecology, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Pollution, Questioning Techniques, Resource Materials, Science Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Technology, Waste Disposal
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($12.00 for kit, 20 percent discount on order of five or more)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Resource Recovery, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Note: Related documents are SO 007 866, 867, and 870