ERIC Number: ED462254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Webs Wires Waves: The Science & Technology of Communication. National Science and Technology Week, April 20-26, 1997.
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
This collection of activities revolves around the theme of National Science and Technology Week (NSTW). The six 8-page booklets that make up this package present activities that follow a pathway from natural, simple forms of communication toward increasingly complex and technological forms. They are designed to be undertaken in sequence, but can also stand alone as independent units. The activities are for a variety of ages and all have features of assessment, extension, and home/community connection. The package also contains a booklet that presents a wide range of resources that can be used to extend the activities and a poster depicting NSTW. The science content topics covered in the units include natural languages, using codes, the nature of sound, the electromagnetic spectrum, networks, and decoding space images. (DDR)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Biology, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Networks, Physical Sciences, Science Activities, Student Evaluation, Technology Education, Units of Study
National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. Web site: http://nsf.gov/od/lpa/nstw/start.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Bayer Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.; Walt Disney Publishing Group, Burbank, CA. Discover Magazine.; American Telephone and Telegraph Co., New York, NY.; Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI.; 3M, St. Paul, MN.
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.