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ERIC Number: EJ775759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Physics Literacy, Energy and the Environment
Hobson, Art
Physics Education, v38 n2 p109-114 Mar 2003
Socially aware science literacy courses are sorely needed in every nation that is industrialized and democratic. This article puts societal topics into the more general context of science literacy, suggests that socially significant topics can fit comfortably into a physics literacy course, looks at energy and environment issues, and discusses how one might teach three such issues: energy use in transportation, global ozone depletion and global warming. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A