ERIC Number: ED347044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Earth Day 1990: Lesson Plan and Home Survey--7-12. Energy, Solid Waste/Recycling, Toxics, Transportation, and Water with Fact Sheets and Action Guide.
Holm-Shuett, Amy; Shuett, Greg
The purpose of this 7-12 curriculum is to provide teachers and other educators with classroom lessons and home surveys that are a starting point for understanding five significant environmental issues - water, toxics, energy, transportation, and solid waste/recycling. While each of these environmental issues is complex and has far-reaching implications, the lessons and home surveys can serve as a way for teachers, students and families to begin thinking about these issues in relationship to their own lives. The lesson plan involves two 45-minute lessons and a take home survey. On the first day of the lesson, students are introduced to the five issues and take home a survey to be completed, if possible, with other family members. Students return to school with their completed surveys and discuss the results on the second day of the lesson. This document contains the lesson plans; surveys; a guide to taking action; and fact sheets on "The Automobile", "Energy & Environment," and "Global Warming." (CW)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Alternative Energy Sources, Climate, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Hazardous Materials, Recycling, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Materials, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Solid Wastes, Surveys, Thermal Environment, Water
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Students; Parents
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Earth Day, Stanford, CA.