ERIC Number: ED135664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Use of an Energy Environment Assessment Instrument.
Fazio, Frank; Dunlop, David L.
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the general background knowledge of the college non-science major with respect to energy-environmental facts and concepts. It was hypothesized that in general, college students have a rather poor background in and lack an understanding of the current energy crises and the related environmental impacts of energy use. Since the hypothesis was later found to be true (accepted), the second purpose of this study was to develop a two-week six-lecture presentation on "Energy and the Environment" as part of a course in physical science for non-science majors. A pretest and posttest design was used and the treatment group showed significant gain scores (0.01 level). (RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (50th, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 22-24, 1977); Contains occasional light and broken type