ERIC Number: ED211367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Separation of Substances: A Teacher's Manual for General Level Program Development, Grade 9. Science and Society Teaching Units. Informal Series/26.
Roberts, Douglas A.; And Others
Recognizing the problems and challenges associated with teaching general level or non-academic science courses in junior high school, a series of manuals was written to assist teachers in developing programs which focus on issues related to science and society. In the first in the series, how to make water fit to drink is investigated. Eight episodes provide information on the advantages and limitations of common separation techniques. Each episode begins with a curriculum summary which outlines the content, teaching essentials, objectives, and evaluation examples. This is followed by a detailed description of how to teach the lesson including notes to the teacher, pre- and post-lab discussion, and directions for the experiments. The appendices contain teacher and student resource sheets. All of the episodes are interconnected by an ongoing simulation game in which students will give advice about water supply treatment to a fictitious community. The teacher's introduction lists seven general characteristics of students who enroll in general level science courses and a set of strategies for counteracting their self-defeating tendencies. Resource lists are also provided. (DC)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Grade 9, Instructional Materials, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Science Education, Science Experiments, Secondary School Science, Simulation, Water Pollution, Water Resources
Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.