ERIC Number: ED437286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Science Writing: An Environmental Focus.
Britt, Peggy, Ed.; Riggs, Nancy, Ed.
The purpose of this book is to introduce students to writing for the lay public about a few of the many public issues that affect the ecosystems in which we live. This document responds to growing national concerns about student cognitive development and a growing interest in writing across the curriculum. Part I, Chapter 1 is a self-contained section in which students are introduced to science writing and the importance of accuracy. In Chapter 1, students also learn the difference between basic science and applied science, and three types of science writing are explained. Part II features Chapters 2-5 that introduce specific environmental topics followed by readings that illustrate some of the various formats in which science writing is produced. An Appendix contains an extensive list of contacts for more information. (WRM)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Fisheries, High Schools, Pollution, Rhetoric, Science and Society, Science Education, Tourism, Wildlife Management, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Tel: 217-333-8055 (Pub #IISG-98-19); Michigan Sea Grant, Tel: 734-764-1118 (Pub #MSG-98-401).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Sea Grant Program.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program, Urbana, IL.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Michigan Sea Grant Coll. Program.