ERIC Number: ED142382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Consumer Research - Product Testing. USMES Teacher's Resource Book, Preliminary Edition.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
This USMES unit challenges students to determine which brand of a product is the best buy for a certain purpose. The teacher resource book for the Consumer Research - Product Testing unit contains five sections. The first section describes the USMES approach to student-initiated investigations of real problems, including a discussion of the nature of the USMES "challenges" and of classroom strategy for problem-solving activities. The second section gives information about the Consumer Research - Product Testing unit, including an overview of possible student activities with comments on prerequisite skills, a flow chart and composite log indicating the range of possible student work, a paper describing the use of the unit in primary grades, and a list of questions that the teacher might use. Section 3 contains documentation of class activities, describing ways of introducing the unit and including teachers' logs for the unit. Section 4 includes references to other written materials relevant to the unit and section 5 consists of charts which identify the skills, concepts, and processes covered by the unit. (DT)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Curriculum, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Science Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 1200 Chambers Rd., 3rd Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43212 (on loan)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Note: For related documents, see SE 021 682-708