ERIC Number: ED214841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Energy Awareness. Environmental Education Series.
Gore, Patrick D.; And Others
The major objective of the 32 activities in this teaching guide is to make students aware of energy issues. Although the activities are designed for students in grades 4-12, they can be adapted for younger students and for adults. Departing from the standard expository approaches found in most curriculum materials, these teaching strategies include starter exercises to spur interest in and discussion of topics on energy, data gathering, and using community resources. The first of the six sections contains activities for identifying student attitudes about energy issues. Section two provides activities for teaching vocabulary, map reading, comparison/contrast skills, interdependence concepts, and math skills pertaining to energy topics. Presenting data for studying energy issues is the goal of section three. Activities focus on teaching students how much energy appliances use and alternatives to this kind of energy use. In section four, students are asked to think about what may happen with energy in the future, what people could do to affect energy in the future, and what ideas students would place in an energy platform. The fifth section provides activities for demonstrating, creating, and displaying ideas for energy alternatives. Examples of these special activities are to have students design a T-shirt with a picture of energy, build a solar hot dog cooker, and conduct a poster contest. Each activity contains an introduction; a list of objectives; and information about grade level, time required, and materials needed. The general teaching procedure has a basic skills focus. Often there is a debriefing and question section. The last section contains handouts. (Author/NE).
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Conservation Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Futures (of Society), Learning Activities, Prediction, Student Attitudes, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 ($12.95 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Denver Univ., CO. Graduate School of International Studies.; Denver Univ., CO. School of Education.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.