ERIC Number: ED186316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Energy Future Today: Grades 7, 8, 9, Social Studies.
National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
This teacher's guide contains a unit of study for teaching about energy in grades seven, eight, and nine. The guide is self-contained and includes the handouts students need to work out the activity problems. The unit is developed around the concepts of shortage, scarcity, tradeoffs, investment, and decision making. Students develop these concepts by examining data from both the social sciences and the natural sciences. By participating in several decision-making activities students develop participatory skills as well as an understanding of the problems involved in energy decisions. The activities in which students are involved are many and varied and include using the newspaper headlines to identify effects of a fuel shortage, using graphs and cartoons to define scarcity, and studying the appeals in advertising slogans to identify some of the ways attitudes are formed toward or away from conservation. The packet is divided into four units each of which contains two or three lessons. It is designed to last approximately two weeks. The unit can be extended if the teacher chooses some of the optional decision-making or research activities. Teacher background information on energy is also provided in the guide. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Consumer Affairs, Washington, DC.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see SO 012 549.