ERIC Number: ED223455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Something Special for Teachers. A Schoolhouse Energy Teaching Program. SEED: Schoolhouse Energy Efficiency Demonstration.
Anderson, Calvin E.; Bottinelli, Charles A.
The Schoolhouse Energy Efficiency Demonstration (SEED) program was developed to assist schools in reducing the impact of rising energy costs. Developed as part of the SEED program, this publication was designed to provide background information on the energy issue and to briefly describe what future energy sources may be. It includes: (1) background information on the energy issue, discussing energy conservation, oil and natural gas, coal, nuclear energy, synthetic fuels, and renewable energy resources; (2) examples of what schools are doing about energy, including the role of teachers in energy conservation; (3) suggested ways in which a school building can be used to teach energy, emphasizing energy conservation; (4) a "Student Schoolhouse Energy Survey," for student/teacher use; (5) examples of how energy education can be used outside in the classroom and in extracurricular and community projects; and (6) an exercise that will help teachers "energize" existing curricula. This exercise consists of listing traditional concepts considered essential in the teaching of a subject area and, for each concept, identifying and writing down the hidden energy concept and developing an activity (or modifying an existing one) which emphasizes the hidden energy concept. Sample lesson plans from other energy education programs are included. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Coal, Conservation Education, Depleted Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Fuel Consumption, Fuels, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Natural Resources, School Buildings, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tenneco, Inc., Houston, TX.