ERIC Number: ED337356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Begin with the Nuts and Bolts of S/T/S.
Haney, Richard E.
Numerous scientific concepts and principles underlie the operation of all manufactured products. Increasingly, teachers and science educators are coming to realize that students need more investigative "hands-on" activities and they need to see some rather immediate relevancy of what they are studying if they are to study science with enthusiasm. In response to these concerns, many lessons and units in science, technology, and society (S/T/S) can be organized around such life problems as food-getting, clothing, shelter, transportation, and communication and initiated by the investigation of human-made objects. The features that such a lesson would incorporate include the following: (1) shop and laboratory facilities; (2) teaming of teachers; (3) interdisciplinary subject matter; (4) investigating learning activities; and (5) cooperative learning. (KR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: The article, "The Nuts and Bolts of S/T/S," in Science Scope, v14 n5, 16-18, Feb 1991, was based on this paper.