ERIC Number: ED099188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Studies in the Physical Sciences. Project Reports, Volume 3, The Rachel Carson Project.
Tanner, R. Thomas
This document is the third of seven accompanying volumes included in the Rachel Carson Project. The project attempts to introduce environmental education lessons and units into existing courses of study within a high school rather than to implement environmental education through the introduction of new courses. This volume reports the environmentally-related activities implemented in a physics and a chemistry program by two of the teachers involved in the project. The physics unit concentrates on a study of energy beginning with an introduction of the various forms of energy, i.e., kinetic, potential, work, and heat. Next is an examination of the first law of thermodynamics and its application to steam engines and power sources. The unit concludes with an inquiry into the environmental impact of energy use. A bibliography of the texts and materials used is included. The chemistry unit consists of environmental projects in three areas: literature research, model building, and field research. It includes examples of book reports, an example of a student investigation of the water quality of streams in the area, and a student project involving the construction of an electrostatic precipitator. (MLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Education.
Authoring Institution: Corvallis School District 509J, OR.