ERIC Number: ED220287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Highlands County Energy Lessons. Middle School Level - Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Vocational Education.
Allen, Rodney F., Ed.; Farmer, Richard
Middle school energy skills (Enerskills) and activities (Eneractivities) are provided in seven sections. Areas addressed include: (1) locating energy information using telephone books, dictionaries, card catalogs, and readers' guides; (2) writing letters for energy information; (3) energy and food (food intake/human performance, calories/energy); (4) energy and the environment (human ecology, population growth, food supply, energy sources, air pollution, recycled resources, living spaces, propaganda techniques in energy education); (5) energy in daily living, focusing on heat production, electricity usage, electric light bulbs, home/school energy audits; (6) energy in science (large number concepts, absorption of solar radiation, insulation, conversion of wind to electrical energy, recycling waste to produce/conserve energy, fuel from fruit, finding a calorie of energy); and (7) exploration studies in vocational education, focusing on guidelines for passive construction design and working with EnergyGuide Labels (a new approach for conserving energy using labels on new appliances). Sample EnergyGuides are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Building Design, Conservation Education, Ecology, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Food, Information Sources, Learning Activities, Life Cycle Costing, Merchandise Information, Middle Schools, Recycling, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Utilities
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Highlands County Schools, Sebring, FL.