ERIC Number: ED413864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Take a Technowalk: To Learn about Materials & Structures. Springboards for Teaching Series. Teaching Innovations.
Williams, Peter; Jacobson, Saryl
A Technowalk is a walk through the community to explore the technology found there, looking for common materials or particular kinds of structures. Technowalks involve the investigating, designing, testing, trouble-shooting, and problem-solving that the technological process provides. This book provides suggestions for 10 Technowalk activities for grades K-8. The book is divided in four parts: Introduction; Using this Book; Learning about Materials; and Learning about Structures. The Materials and Structures sections each contain plans for a sequence of five Technowalks. Each Technowalk includes: suggestions for activities before, during, and after the walk; reproducible worksheets; and extension/home activities. Each section begins with background information which covers the concepts in that section, recommended approaches, and evaluation strategies. Appendices include: chart of detailed outcomes of Technowalks, arranged by category--mathematics, science, and technology; glossary of terms; Technotalk: "What Does Technology Mean to You?"; self, peer, and group assessment forms for grades K-3 and 4-8; reading lists; links with the community; information and permissions form; Technotalk: "Properties of Materials"; teacher resources; Internet sites; and information about Trifolium Books. (SWC)
Descriptors: Construction Materials, Curriculum Enrichment, Design, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Science Education, Structural Elements (Construction), Teaching Guides, Technology Education
Trifolium Books Inc., 238 Davenport Road, Suite 28, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 1J6.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada