ERIC Number: ED356970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook of Science, Technology, and Society. Volume II: STS in Action in the Classroom.
Thirunarayanan, M. O., Ed.
This publication is the culmination of the efforts of many teachers involved in a 1- to 3-year Arizona Science, Technology, and Society (STS) project. It contains 34 lesson plans or units of study these teachers modified or created to integrate STS topics, issues, and problems. The major thrust of the activities and units of study cited is to help teachers prepare elementary and secondary students for roles as empowered citizens in a society influenced by advances in science and technology. Topics include: biodiversity, the earth summit '92, an exploratory problem solving activity, energy and economics, parent participation, hunger, using the learning spiral method, communicable diseases, integrated teaching approach, history, language arts, life science without animal dissection, computers in the classroom, how to design a satellite, distances and time, school gardening, schoolwide cooperative programming, earthquake waves, space exploration, soil, global awareness, STS media search (utilizing a multi-age integrative teaching technique), global environmental problems, energy conservation, social action, weather and the water cycle, economics and industry, future studies, and wind erosion. (MCO)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Science and Society, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
STS-Project-FEE, College of Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-0911.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Education.