ERIC Number: ED207817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Learning About Energy in Secondary Schools: Some Exemplary Lessons for Students. Volume II. Final Report, April 8, 1981 to December 31, 1981.
Simmons, John S., Ed.
Sixteen teaching units of activities were prepared for students in grades 4-12 to increase their awareness, knowledge, and skills of energy and energy related issues by examining topics such as energy conservation on the farm, foreign oil, U.S. energy consumption, energy efficient houses, alternative energy sources, personal energy use, conservation, automobiles and geography. The activities draw upon social studies, mathematics, language arts, science, art and architecture, and use a variety of teaching methods including films, discussion, role playing, readings, question and answers, map and graph reading, interviewing, speeches, lecture and group work. While the organizational format for each unit is not standardized, most indicate grade level, subject, objectives, new vocabulary, materials needed, skills, evaluation, and resource materials. In the beginning of the book, a Florida Governor's Energy Award Program, comparable to the Presidential Physical Fitness Program, is proposed. It is suggested that local areas implement this award program with their own award certificates. (DC)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Art Activities, Conservation Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mathematics, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Coll. of Education.