ERIC Number: ED250187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
Energy and Economics for the Elementary Grades. Unit I (Grades K-6). Lessons and Activities for the Elementary Grades.
Six lessons for students in grades K-3 and six lessons for students in grades 4-6 are presented. These lessons are designed to help students become more aware of the energy choices that they must make in the present and for the future and to understand that the costs of maintaining a specific standard of living and thriving national economy can be controlled with wise energy choices and decisions. Each lesson includes: statement of concept(s) fostered; time requirement; list of materials needed; rationale; instructional objectives; suggested teaching procedure; suggested evaluation strategy; additional activities; and (when applicable) student handouts, worksheets, and transparency masters. Concepts fostered in the lessons are: productive and natural resources; productive resources (labor, capital, natural resources); consumption; opportunity cost; decision-making, and costs and benefits; and opportunity cost. Included is a list of free and inexpensive materials by these subject areas: coal; conservation; economics and energy; electricity; energy (general); energy education; environment; natural gas; nuclear energy; petroleum; renewable energy sources; and synthetic fuels. Also included is a glossary of important energy and economics terms. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Curriculum.