ERIC Number: ED377362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Slices of Silence: A Resource for Adult Basic Education.
Blay, Avril, Ed.
This document, which was developed as a resource for adult basic education teachers in Victoria, Australia, contains six units of science activities to help students develop literacy and numeracy skills while learning basic scientific concepts. Presented in the introduction are guidelines for using the material and a table detailing those basic skills required of students seeking Certificates of General Education for Adults that are covered in each activity. The 38 science activities are organized into 6 units with the following titles: food for thought; cabbages, cleaning, and chemistry; seeing the light; green issues; memory and learning; and science and society. Each unit contains the following types of materials: introductory and background materials for teachers to use when introducing the scientific concepts covered in the unit; details and instructions about the various science activities (including lists of materials needed, step-by-step procedures, and suggestions for follow-up or discussion of the activities); and worksheets to be photocopied and distributed to students. Concluding the document are lists of the following: 25 print/nonprint references and resources recommended for use with the individual units and addresses of 12 sources of resources, 12 other sources of ideas and information, 7 other useful addresses, and 6 possible excursion ideas. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Chemistry, Environmental Education, Food, Foreign Countries, Fused Curriculum, Learning Activities, Light, Literacy Education, Memory, Numeracy, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Instruction
Adult Basic Education Resource and Information Service, National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia ($31 Australian plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia