ERIC Number: ED475236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Toxic Leak!: An Event-Based Science Module. Teacher's Guide. Groundwater Module.
Wright, Russell G.
This book is designed for middle school earth science teachers to help their students learn about problems with toxic leaking and 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. 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. The module in this book can be used to build a whole curriculum or fit into current lesson plans to add interest. (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 ($26.50). Tel: 800-321-3106; Web site: www.pearsonlearning.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Also includes video entitled "WSCO-TV's Paw Creek: Neighbors in Fear". For other documents in series, see SE 067 730-765.