ERIC Number: ED475258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Blackout!: An Event-Based Science Module. Teacher's Guide. Electricity and Solar Activity Module.
Wright, Russell G.
This book is designed for middle school earth science or physical science teachers to help their students 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. Students use this book to work in cooperative groups to build models of power companies and simulate causes of electrical blackouts. 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, Electricity, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Middle Schools, Physics, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Solar Energy, Student Centered Curriculum
Dale Seymour Publications, 299 Jefferson Road, P.O. Box 480, Parsippany, NJ 07054-048 ($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
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Includes video entitled "Blackout!" and CD-ROM entitled "IMAGE Space Weather Information and Resources". For other documents in series, see SE 067 730-764.