ERIC Number: ED219274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons from an Energy Curriculum for the Senior High Grades. Unit VI - Fossil Fuels and Energy Alternatives (Solar, Coal). Energy Education Curriculum Project.
Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Curriculum.; Indiana State Dept. of Commerce, Indianapolis. Energy Group.
Energy education units (consisting of a general teacher's guide and nine units containing a wide variety of energy lessons, resources, learning aids, and bibliography) were developed for the Indiana Energy Education Program from existing energy education materials. The units were designed to serve as an entire curriculum, resource document, supplementary materials, or as a laboratory manual of "hands-on" activities which could be infused into existing grades 9-12 curricula. Unit VI, focusing on fossil fuels and energy alternatives (solar and coal), consists of an introduction (rationale, unit objectives, and general background information), eight "solar lessons," three "coal lessons," unit resources, bibliography, and teacher evaluation form. Each lesson includes lesson title, objectives, background information, activities, evaluation techniques, and resources. Titles of solar lessons are: (1) All Buildings Are Solar Collectors; (2) The Cardboard Carpenter and the Solar Hot Plate; (3) A Green/Ice House; (4) A Wet Solar Collector; (5) The Sunshine Papers (drawing and designing a solar plate collector); (6) Color Conduction Comparison; (7) Wind Generator; and (8) Second Hand Solar Sources: Savonius Rotors. Coal lesson titles are: (1) Coal and Energy; (2) Types of Mining and Mines; and (3) Problems with Coal and Solutions. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Coal, Conservation Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Fuels, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Solar Radiation, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Curriculum.; Indiana State Dept. of Commerce, Indianapolis. Energy Group.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana