ERIC Number: ED393972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Mountain Science. Second Edition.
This is the second in a series of books that provide high-interest reading material for rural adults who read below the seventh-grade level. The book provides information on science, technology, and the environment for the people of Appalachia and other rural areas, helping to bring the concepts and meaning of science within their grasp. Many of the articles are first-hand accounts of science as practiced in earlier times by ancestors of the storytellers. Revised and updated from the first edition, this edition is relevant to adults with low reading levels beyond the Sequatchie Valley area of southeastern Tennessee that was emphasized in the first edition. The book is printed in large type in order to help adult readers who have vision problems, and where appropriate, stories are written in modified vernacular form. Words in italics are explained at the end of each story. The reading levels are based on the Fry Graph for Estimating Readability, the Dolch Word List, and lists of most-used words. Reading levels range from first through sixth grade. Stories in Part One have a controlled vocabulary and all new words are listed. The 52 stories are organized in eight parts: (1) science and people; (2) water--you can't do without it; (3) power and people; (4) earth science; (5) our forests; (6) herbs and healing; (7) guns and hunting; and (8) the meaning of science. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sequatchie County Board of Education, Dunlap, TN.