ERIC Number: ED269329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Creative Role-Playing Exercises in Science and Technology.
Parisi, Lynn, Ed.
Five simulations for addressing science-related social issues in either the secondary science or social studies classroom are presented. Following a foreword, introduction, and description of the conceptual basis for the activities, each of the activities is presented in its entirety. Complete teacher and student materials for conducting each of the following simulations is presented: storage of spent nuclear fuel, control of recombinant DNA, the acid rain controversy, toxic waste controls, and the controversy over seabed mining. Each simulation follows a standard format emphasizing student skills of information processing, problem solving and group decision making. Students are divided into groups representing a decision-making body and pro, con, and compromise positions on a given issue. Students research their position using provided data and library resources, ultimately using their findings to support their group's position in a simulated public or agency hearing on the subject. Each activity contains step-by-step instructions and student handouts. Each simulation takes approximately two weeks. (LP)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Decision Making, Environment, Environmental Education, Genetic Engineering, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Technology, Pollution, Problem Solving, Science and Society, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Simulation, Skill Development, Social Studies, Units of Study, Water Pollution
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.