ERIC Number: ED297975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Occupationally Related Science. Draft Curriculum 1986-87.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Occupational Education Programs.
To prepare occupational students for employment, a basic understanding of scientific knowledge and the processes of science that have been applied in the development of tools, machines, instruments, and technological techniques or processes should be taught. When a second unit of science was included for all high school students in the New York State Regents Action Plan, an option for a specific science course devoted to the practical application of scientific concepts was approved for occupational students. This syllabus was initiated because science learned in the process of acquiring an occupational preparation can be related to the knowledge needs of workers and consumers. Specific performance objectives and suggested instructional strategies are identified. Topics included in this syllabus are: (1) "Health Science and Safety" (including The Healthy Worker and The Safe Worker); (2) "Physics Applications" (including Mechanics, Wave Motion and Energy Relationships, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, and Energy in Electricity and Magnetism); (3) "Chemical and Material Science Applications" (including Chemical Technology, Chemical Reactions, Chemical Hazards, and Materials Science/Testing); and (4) "Life Science Applications" (including Spheres of the Ecosystem, Cycles of the Ecosystem, Energy Flow in an Ecosystem, and Human Ecological Relationships and Adaptations). (CW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Occupational Education Programs.