ERIC Number: ED129677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Energy Education in Florida's High Schools: A Two-Week Credit Institute for Teachers in North Florida. Final Report, Volume II.
LaHart, David E.; Allen, Rodney F.
Curriculum units developed by high school teachers are provided for specific content instruction in energy education. Based on group agreement that energy education should assist students in changing attitudes, altering personal behavior and energy consumption, and developing sound alternatives, the units are categorized by social studies, science, and home economics. The social studies units begin with several activities involving energy vocabulary terms. For example, crossword puzzles and bingo games reinforce definitions. A week-long simulation game based on political decision making creates awareness of energy allocation problems in terms of such issues as litter clean-up, new housing developments, and public swimming pools. The science units focus on the technology of biological and physical energy systems. Debates about different types of energy use are encouraged, and laboratory projects such as the construction of a solar biogenerator are encouraged. In the home economics units, students learn methods of energy conservation in family life and personal values. Carefully planned house construction, insulation, and use of shrubbery are seen to reduce energy consumption in all seasons. Making hot pads out of a discarded quilt is one of several suggestions for recycling household materials. (AV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Environmental Education Project.