ERIC Number: ED361234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Our Changing Future: An Integrated Plan in Social and Natural Science.
Schwarm, Monica M.
With the current supply of fossil fuels slowly diminishing, the people of the 21st century will face a drastic change in their lives. If students become aware of the problem now, they will be able to participate in the technological and social innovations that the depletion of fossil fuel supplies will demand of society in the future. This unit plan is designed to be a thought provoking experience that will make students aware of the problem and encourage them to create innovations that will help accommodate the changes that the depletion of fossil fuels will cause. Upon completion of the lesson, the students will be able to explain fossil fuels, their sources, uses, changes that will occur because of the depletion of the supply, and innovations that could be made as a result of the depletion. The unit's five lessons begin with an introduction on fossil fuels. Students then separate into groups and brainstorm about the effects of fossil fuel depletion. Each group selects one effect for which it devises a solution. Groups brainstorm about their solutions and decide how to create models of their solutions for presentation to the class. Time is allotted for the groups to work on the projects. On the last day of the unit groups present their projects orally to the class. (Author/LBG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A