ERIC Number: ED266948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Toxics in My Home? You Bet! Curriculum on Household Toxics for Grades K-3.
Purin, Gina; And Others
This curriculum consists of a one-week course of study designed to introduce K-3 students to (or increase their awareness of) toxic substances commonly found in the home. It includes an introduction/conceptual framework and four learning activities for four concept areas (and an optional word puzzle). Each activity includes a statement of purpose, a list of materials needed (with overhead projector masters and ready-to-duplicate student handouts provided), an objectives statement, advice on classroom preparation and instructional strategies, and evaluation suggestions. The concepts fostered focus on the routine use of toxics, why toxics must be use and stored safely, how toxics may be mistaken for food items, and disposal concerns. The appendices include an annotated list of resource materials, a list of state hazardous and solid waste agencies containing additional information on household toxics and safety precautions, a chart of household products causing indoor air pollution, a resource sheet on chemical hazards in the arts, a list of environmental/health and safety curricula, a chart of first aid tips for poisoning, and a question and answer sheet on specific toxic "incidents." (JN)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Chemistry, Environmental Education, Learning Activities, Poisons, Primary Education, Safety Education, Science Education, Toxicology, Units of Study, Waste Disposal
Golden Empire Health Planning Center, 2100 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95818 ($10.00 with binder; $6.00 without binder).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Golden Empire Health Planning Center, Sacramento, CA.
Note: For related documents, see SE 046 461-463. Portions of appendices contain small or broken type.