ERIC Number: ED205420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Product Safety: "An Ounce of Prevention". Health and the Consumer.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.
Secondary level students learn about product safety in this consumer education learning activity package, which is one of a series. While the majority of products are safe, there remains a small percentage of consumer goods which reach the market place containing a real or potential hazard to the consumer's safety. This module is designed to make the consumer aware that such hazardous products do exist and to present methods of avoiding or combating such products. The package includes instructions for the teacher, suggestions for activities, lists of resource materials, film guides, student activity worksheets, a student resource booklet of readings, and an answer key. Content taught includes the products on the markets that are not necessarily safe, hazards connected with toys and sports equipment, cosmetics, medications, home appliances and furnishings, household products containing chemicals, poisonous food, labeling, and combating unsafe products. Students are involved in many activities. Some examples follow. Students analyze magazine advertisements for toys; interview local coaches of different sports to find out safeguards they take to prevent injuries to their players; make a school display advocating safety rules and guidelines for bike riding; read and discuss consumer, industry, and government publications; analyze films; research and report on various types of food poisonings; take field trips, and review guidelines for cautious consumers to follow for good product safety sense. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Consumer Education, Health Education, Learning Activities, Purchasing, Resource Materials, Safety Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Validated Programs
Project SCAT, Osceola County School District, P.O. Box 1948, Kissimmee, FL 32741 (Six units in this series are $29.50, for cost of each unit contact the project).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.