ERIC Number: ED182180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Networks: How Energy Links People, Goods and Services, Grades 4, 5. Interdisciplinary Student/Teacher Materials in Energy, the Environment, and the Economy.
Johnson, Bette; Swinton, Olivia
The purpose of this unit is to investigate a simple energy network and to make an analogy with similar mutually supporting networks in the natural and man-made worlds. The lessons in this unit develop the network idea around a simple electrical distribution system that we depend on and also into further consideration of electrical energy itself. The network idea in the later lessons emphasizes the interdependence of the man-made network for producing and distributing electrical energy and the natural ecological network. In the final lesson, the consuming end of the network is examined and some strategies for consuming electrical energy are examined. Students should learn that energy networks such as the electrical circuits are a necessary part of modern life. They are also expected to learn about sources, conversions, and uses of electrical energy. There are six lessons in this fourth- and fifth-grade unit. Complete teacher and student materials are provided. (BB)
Descriptors: Electricity, Elementary Education, Energy, Grade 4, Grade 5, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Science Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
U.S. Department of Energy, Technical Information Office, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Education, Business and Labor Affairs.
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see ED 153 859