ERIC Number: ED475235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Toxic Leak!: An Event-Based Science Module. Student Edition. Groundwater Module.
Wright, Russell G.
This book is designed for the middle school students to learn scientific literacy through event-based science. Unlike traditional curricula, the event-based earth science module is a student-centered, interdisciplinary, inquiry-oriented program that emphasizes cooperative learning, teamwork, independent research, hands-on investigations, and exploration of authentic tasks. Each unit is centered around a problem with groundwater that had a catastrophic impact on people and the environment. Students use this book to work in cooperative teams and play the roles of concerned citizens in a small community that has a leaking gasoline storage tank. (KHR)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Environmental Education, Groundwater, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Hazardous Materials, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Middle Schools, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Student Centered Curriculum, Toxicology, Wastes
Dale Seymour Publications, 299 Jefferson Road, P.O. Box 480, Parsippany, NJ 07054 ($11.95). Tel: 800-321-3106 (Toll Free); Web site: www.pearsonlearning.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For other documents in series, see SE 067 730-765.