ERIC Number: ED238618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Village Science: A Resource Handbook for Rural Alaskan Teachers.
A resource handbook for rural Alaskan teachers covers village science, to make basic science concepts relevant to the physical environment in villages. Material is intended for use as filler for weeks that come up short on science materials, to provide stimulation for students who cannot see the relevance of science in their lives, and to help students live more productive, less frustrating lives through understanding their surroundings. The book is arranged as a series of mini-units which can be used in any order, each containing text with illustrations, one or more suggested activities, and student response sheets. A preliminary section defines basic concepts: friction, surface area, inertia, action/reaction, centrifugal force, and center of gravity. The first units cover the sciences of boats, piloting boats, outboard lower units, outboard cooling systems, spark plugs, compression in engines, and carburetors. Subsequent units discuss the sciences of chainsaw clutches, snowmachine clutches, snowmachine tracks, gas lamps, wood stoves, and vapor barriers in houses. Other units explain the sciences of nails, handtools, sharpening tools, goldpanning, cutting down trees, and cutting fish. The final units illustrate the sciences of skates and steel sled runners, dog sleds, snowshoes, airplane floats, guns, generators, speakers, cassettes and radios, and eating foods. (MH)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Electronic Equipment, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Heat Recovery, Motor Vehicles, Physical Environment, Relevance (Education), Rural Education, Rural Environment, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Materials, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iditarod Area School District, McGrath, AK.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska