ERIC Number: ED167451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Energy and Conservation Education: Activities for the Classroom, Grades 7-9.
Energy and Man's Environment, Inc., Portland, OR.
The instructional materials and classroom activities described in the document are intended to aid teachers in grades seven through nine develop and implement educational programs dealing with energy-related issues. The document is presented in four sections. Section I explains the organization of the document and summarizes how teachers should implement activities and assess student performance. Section II consists of a matrix of activities described in the document. Information is presented on grade level, time required, and subject matter. Section III describes learning activities in six areas: (1) sources of energy, (2) uses of energy, (3) conversion of energy from one form to another, (4) impact of energy use on the environment, (5) limits of the earth's resources, and (6) the future. For each activity, information is presented on title, concept, time, implementation, materials, and optional activities. Activities involve students in performing and observing energy-related experiments such as starting fires with magnifying glasses, debating the merits of various fuels, compiling lists of energy sources used in industrial and commercial production, discussing energy issues with classmates and resource people, defining terms, and completing handouts. The final chapter presents information on student assessment. Suggested test items are presented along with suggestions on how to use them and an explanation of the origin of test items. (DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Concept Teaching, Conservation Education, Curriculum Guides, Depleted Resources, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Fuels, Futures (of Society), Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Evaluation, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides
Energy and Man's Environment, 0224 S.W. Hamilton, No. 301, Portland, Oregon 97201 ($24.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Energy and Man's Environment, Inc., Portland, OR.
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