ERIC Number: ED149889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Turn on Chemistry Program with a Focus on Community Values.
Kalra, R. M.
The program is a terminal course in chemistry for 9-12 grade students who are non-science majors, low achievers, and/or American Indians. Its objectives include to provide a systematic and practical overview of the discipline of chemistry; to change student behavior through this knowledge; to develop social responsibility, scientific attitude, and the ability to apply what is learned to community situations; and to demonstrate knowledge about the great scientists, including the contributions made by American Indians. The units cover: our chemical world--the chemist's work, the world around us, contributions of scientists; fundamentals of chemistry--symbol and valence, atomic structure, mole concept, acids, bases, salt; environmental chemistry--air and water pollution and purification; chemistry in home and in farming; psychic drugs; chemistry and medical technology; space explorations; and, chemistry is fun--Christmas and Easter demonstrations, a chemical fair, chemistry and the national economy. Each unit first describes content, references, and objectives. The text of the units appears under four column headings: (1) Content, e.g., use of bleach; (2) Examples, Apparatus and Materials, e.g., drinking water, beaker, bleach; (3) Activities, e.g., students purify the water by adding bleach to it; and (4) Evaluation, e.g., students write a report on water purification methods used in their community. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: American Indians, Atomic Structure, Chemistry, Community Influence, Course Content, Course Organization, Drug Education, Environmental Education, Fundamental Concepts, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Modules, Low Achievement, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Space Sciences, Student Evaluation, Unit Plan
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A