ERIC Number: ED442618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Science and Technology Literacy Materials at the Basic Level: Exemplar Materials. Revised during the Regional Workshop Organized within the Framework of Project 2000+: Scientific and Technological Literacy for All (Philippines, November 4-8, 1997).
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.; International Council of Associations for Science Education.
This collection of science activities is designed to supplement traditional science education by encompassing an issues-based approach to helping students develop scientific and technological literacy. Each unit can be used within an existing teaching sequence and includes an introduction specifying scientific issues and educational objectives, a student guide, and a teacher's guide. Units include: (1) "Should We Construct a Waste Power Plant in Our Town?"; (2) "How to Reduce Electrical Energy Consumption"; (3) "How Safe Is Our Drinking Water?"; (4) "Selecting a Suitable Area for Rice Cultivation"; (5) "The Problem of Plastics Waste--What Is the Solution?"; (6) "Should We Convert Farmland into a Housing Estate?"; (7) "Improving the Construction of Ubonrat Dam"; (8) "How to Manage Household Waste"; (9) "Using Iodized Salt to Prevent Goiter"; (10) "Is Fluoridation of Water Useful for Preventing Tooth Decay?"; and (11) "Why Is the River Dying? Helping Living Things to Survive in a Stream." (WRM)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans, Science Activities, Science and Society, Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy
UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.; International Council of Associations for Science Education.