ERIC Number: ED194440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Energy Awareness Resource Unit for Intermediate Grades.
Myers, Richard S.; Myers, Harriet B.
This instructional package suggests objectives, activities, and evaluation methods for use in an elementary school minicourse on energy. Objectives are to help students become aware of the present energy situation and to make more intelligent energy-related decisions in the future. Activities involve language arts, science, math, social studies, art, music, and drama. A period of several weeks is required to complete all suggested activities and evaluation procedures. The document is presented in seven major sections. Section I introduces the unit. Section II outlines major topics--alteration of lifestyles, energy conservation, population pressures, priorities for energy use, and new sources of energy. Section III lists objectives. Section IV describes pre-assessment activities. Section VI (the bulk of the document) describes a variety of learning activities including group projects, creating an energy information center, planning an energy fair, working on art projects, surveying friends and family regarding energy use, drawing energy-use time lines, and calculating energy consumption of various household appliances. Section VI suggests evaluation methods including observation and self-assessment through discussion. The final section lists materials and reading assignments required for various activities. The document concludes with an appendix containing a student evaluation log, a participation chart, and background information on energy. A bibliography is also included. (DB)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Evaluation Methods, Futures (of Society), Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Minicourses, Natural Resources, Science Curriculum, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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