ERIC Number: ED314273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Toxic Wastes: Time, Space and Spirit--Keys to Scientific Literacy Series.
It is common to think of toxic wastes as chemical poisons like lead, mercury, or radioactive waste. Poisonous as these substances may be, there is another class of toxic wastes that are far more poisonous. These are the wastes produced by living bacteria and viruses. This booklet considers three aspects of toxic wastes: time, space, and spirit. Time refers to a sense of history; space refers to geography; and spirit refers to life and thought. Several chapters on the history and concepts of biological and non-biological toxins, a time line related to the concepts, a map of the important geography related to these concepts, a glossary of important terms, and a list of several study suggestions are included. (CW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Hazardous Materials, Instructional Materials, Middle Schools, Pollution, Reference Materials, Resource Materials, Science and Society, Science Education, Science History, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Technology, Wastes
Hawkhill Associates, Inc., 125 E. Gilman Street, Madison, WI 53703 ($2.15 each, $1.95 for 10 or more copies of the same title).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
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Note: This is one of a series of 16 booklets written with consultation from the History of Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For other booklets in this series see SE 051 117-132. Drawings may not reproduce well.