ERIC Number: ED423128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Teach with Databases: Toxics Release Inventory. [Multimedia].
Barracato, Jay; Spooner, Barbara
This curriculum unit provides students with real world applications of science as it pertains to toxic releases into the environment. This boxed package contains the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Teacher's Guide, TRI Database Basics guide, comprehensive TRI compact disk with user's guide, "Getting Started: A Guide to Bringing Environmental Education into your Classroom," and the Environmental Protection Agency's "Guide to Environmental Issues." Topics covered include identifying a local watershed and airshed, identifying toxic releases in a region, learning more about a toxic chemicals, conservation of mass, water quality monitoring, and bioaccumulation. With this kit, students learn how to collect and describe data, investigate data quality, identify trends in data, apply basic statistical methods to their data, and develop appropriate graphs. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Uses in Education, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, General Science, Hands on Science, Physics, Pollution, Relevance (Education), Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Scientific Methodology
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.