ERIC Number: ED228090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Contemporary Issues in Science. Course Manual.
Staten Island Continuum of Education, NY.
This manual is designed to provide practical assistance to teachers in Contemporary Issues in Science programs. The manual, divided into five sections, includes activities designed to help students develop skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, research, and critical thinking. Provided in section 1 (source selection) is a teaching unit covering the various qualities of research. It includes methods in evaluating sources and a lesson plan coordinated with a sample student worksheet. Sample articles from a variety of sources are given. Additional articles may be selected for student analysis/discussion by using the criteria for source evaluation provided. Section 2 begins with a diagnostic test. Based on test results, lessons can be selected to assist students in becoming more efficient in their library research. Various practical activities are included. Section 3 provides a variety of suggestions, activities, and lessons to help students improve their writing skills. Section 4 provides case studies (with questions for discussion) involving difficult, real situations which can and have evolved through our advancing technological society. Section 5 offers guidelines for helping students understand the complex interrelationship between science, society, and impact of the media. Objectives, instructional strategies, and suggested questions are provided for each topic in this section. (JN)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Content Area Reading, Critical Thinking, Environmental Education, Information Sources, Library Skills, Reading Skills, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Skill Development, Social Problems, Technical Writing, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises, Writing Skills
Staten Island Continuum of Education, 130 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY 10301 ($15.95 ea., 10 or more 10% discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Staten Island Continuum of Education, NY.