ERIC Number: ED327412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Township of Ocean School District Contemporary Science. Program Description, September 1989.
Truex, Ronald T.
This report describes a program that was designed to provide non-academic disaffected students as well as college-bound high school students with a meaningful and positive educational experience in science in order to bridge the gap between science and the citizen in a technological world. The program, designed as a full year elective course, involves the students in activities and projects that reflect concerns regarding current issues in science. The major unit of study in this course are matter and energy; meteorology; astronomy; atomic energy; space exploration; population growth; alternate energy sources; health hazards of drugs and smoking; and air, water, and noise pollution. Because of the interdisciplinary theme of the course of study, this program is designed to improve the entire school program by incorporating concepts and skills from other academic areas. These areas include social studies, math, industrial arts, and English. Included are the following: (1) an overview of the program; (2) a literature review; (3) program description; (4) sample activities; and (5) the design and results of the program evaluation. (KR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Course Content, Elective Courses, Energy Education, English Instruction, Health Education, Industrial Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Education, Meteorology, Physics, Pollution, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Science and Society, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Space Exploration, Technology
Township of Ocean School District, Special Projects, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 ($25.00--includes the student enrichment materials).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.
Authoring Institution: Ocean Township Board of Education, Oakhurst, NJ.
Note: For teacher manual, see SE 051 858; for student enrichment materials, see SE 051 860.