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ERIC Number: ED168725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Energy Education: The MIZER Series.
Braun, Bonnie; Wilson, Elaine
This preschool curriculum guide for energy education provides concepts and activities designed to develop an awareness of energy, an interest in understanding energy and a sense of ability and responsibility to use energy wisely. The guide provides language, science, math, social studies, art, physical education and music experiences appropriate for small or large groups of children. An ageless non-sexist MIZER sun-symbol (a puppet or bulletin board figure) is essential to the program as a means of personifying abstract concepts and integrating diverse activities. The guide has five major sections organized around the ideas of understanding basic energy transfer, using energy wisely and sources of energy. Letters from MIZER are included in the fifth section as a means of extending the school-based program to activities and games for the family at home. Field testing suggests that progress through the curriculum should be slow in order to give the children and their families time to acquire and respond to the energy education ideas and activities. Simple activities and basic materials proved better than more elaborate implementations for instructing young children. A Household Energy Management Checklist and a family survey letter are included in the guide. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Early Childhood Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Home Programs, Kindergarten Children, Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Preschool Children
Student Union Bookstore, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Div. of Home Economics.
Note: Special funding was provided by the Presidential Challenge Grant of Oklahoma State University