ERIC Number: ED223463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Reasoning about Energy. An Activity Booklet for Middle and High School Science and Social Studies Students... and Their Teachers.
Allen, Rodney F., Ed.
This booklet is a collection of energy activities to be infused into existing science and social studies courses at the seventh and ninth grade levels. The activities were written for students at different levels of problem solving ability, emphasizing the learning and use of knowledge about energy. By using energy knowledge in these problem-solving activities, students will be developing the thinking skills necessary in the adult world of real problems and critical issues. Activities are presented in seven sections: (1) finding energy information; (2) energy error cards which contain a brief energy situation that involves an error in understanding, belief, or reasoning; (3) critical thinking energy skills; (4) energy persuasion; (5) three energy decision-making cases; (6) solar energy activities (including simple plans for constructing three solar structures); and (7) touring a power plant. Instructional strategies are provided for either an entire section or specific activities within a section. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Office of Energy and Environmental Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL.