ERIC Number: ED147217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Sample Energy Conservation Education Activities for Elementary School Students.
Allen, Rodney F., Ed.; LaHart, David E., Ed.
The booklet contains learning activities for introducing energy and conservation concepts into the existing elementary school curriculum. The activities were developed by Palm Beach County teachers during a one-week workshop. A framework of ideas is divided into three functional categories: universe of energy, living systems and energy, and social systems and energy. The first two categories outline scientific concepts fundamental to an understanding of basic energy ideas and energy flow models of which human beings are a part. The third category sets forth basic concepts in social systems, including governmental, economic, and moral systems, the understanding of which is vital in making decisions affecting production, distribution, and consumption of energy resources. Sixteen sample lessons are provided for grades 1-3 and 19 for grades 1-6. Activity ideas focus on topics such as the sun as a source of energy, fossil energy, and conservation of scarce resources. The majority of activities consists of scientific experiments; other activities include puzzles, drawing exercises, and cut and paste activities. The activities are suggestive, rather than prescriptive; teachers are encouraged to adapt and expand the activities. (DRS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction, West Palm Beach, FL.; Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Note: Pages 8 through 16 were removed by ERIC due to poor reproducibility; Page 55 has been removed by ERIC due to copyright laws; these pages are not included in the pagination