ERIC Number: ED151297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Energy Activities for Junior High Social Studies.
Minnesota State Energy Agency, St. Paul.
The document contains seven learning activities for junior high students on the energy situation. Objectives are to help students gain understanding and knowledge about the relationships between humans and their social and physical environments; solve problems and clarify issues; examine personal beliefs and values; and recognize the relationships between beliefs, values, and individual behavior. In the first unit, "For Peat's Sake," social studies and science teachers cooperate. In these experiments the heat value of peat is compared to other materials and it is suggested that peat be used for energy production. Students collect information about the energy situation in the second unit. They play an energy game and develop a questionaire to sample student and community opinions about energy. The third unit, "Implications," is a tool which helps students examine possibilities, complexities, interrelationships, and implications of trends and innovations. In the other four units students compare the differences energy has made in lifestyles; consider the implications of alternative living as energy conservation; discuss what they love and hate about power/energy; and explore the future in terms of their own life styles. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Community Attitudes, Consumer Education, Cultural Differences, Decision Making Skills, Educational Games, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Futures (of Society), Grade 7, Grade 8, Group Activities, Information Utilization, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High School Students, Life Style, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Simulation, Social Problems, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Reaction, Units of Study, Values
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Energy Agency, St. Paul.
Note: Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document