ERIC Number: ED319627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Energy and the Environment. Environmental Studies. 4 Color Transparencies, Reproducibles & Teaching Guide. Grade 3, 4, 5.
Ortleb, Edward P.; And Others
The world is faced with a variety of environmental problems. No country has escaped pollution and resource depletion. Basic ecological principles are often ignored and sometimes this contributes to ecological disasters. This volume is designed to provide basic information about the quality of the earth's energy resources. The visual aids, worksheets, and activity pages are designed to promote investigative and inquiry experiences, and to foster the use of critical thinking skills through the analysis of environmental problems and solutions. An additional feature is the inclusion of a take-home activity. The activity may be done with simple materials or by conducting a survey. The teaching guide provides suggestions for discussion questions to initiate class participation. Extension activities are also suggested. A research activity that can be used to challenge students and an interdisciplinary activity are also provided. This guide contains 12 reproducible hand-outs, a teaching guide, and four overhead transparencies. Topics include solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, fossil fuels, energy from plants, nuclear energy, environmental problems, and home energy conservation. A review quiz is also included. (CW)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Conservation (Environment), Electricity, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Energy Conservation, Energy Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Fuels, Geothermal Energy, Heat, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Natural Resources, Nuclear Power Plants, Radiation, Science Education, Science Materials, Solar Energy, Teaching Guides, Transparencies, Wind Energy
Millikin Publishing Co., 1100 Research Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132 (MP4704, $7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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