ERIC Number: ED310924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Science Curriculum Guide, 1987. Bulletin 1792.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
This guide for environmental science is intended to make students aware of the problems they will be facing in their environment, and of alternative measures to solve these problems. The course is designed to use scientific principles to study the processes of the environment; examine changes within the environment from a broad perspective; identify both natural and man-made activities that contribute to changes in the environment; and isolate the political, legal, economic, and social aspects. Nine basic process skills and five integrated processes are identified and described. Topic areas include: (1) "Ecology" (including general and human ecology); (2) "Resources" (containing units on soil, agriculture, water, land resources, forest, wildlife, air, and minerals); (3) "Energy" (major and alternative sources); and (4) "Pollution and Environmental Health" (water/air/heavy metal pollution, solid and hazardous wastes, pesticides, radiation, chemical mutagens, food additives, noise, and epidemiological effects). The objectives, concepts, and activities for each subtopic area are listed in the curriculum standards. A skills checklist for 221 identified objectives is provided. A bibliography and reference materials are listed, and evaluation techniques are discussed. (YP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana