Energy

for more current curricular resources see:

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  • http://www.rerc-vt.org/resources/educational.htm
    • AWARD-WINNING ENERGY EDUCATION ACTIVITIES.  Education Program Division, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1979.  Descriptions of winning entries developed by teachers for classroom use.
    • BRINGING ENERGY TO THE PEOPLE.  Washington, DC. and Ghana, Grades 6-7, National Science Teachers Association, Office of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Dept. of Energy, April, 1980.  Covers two basic concepts:  l) energy is a basic need in all cultures and 2) energy use affects the way people live.  Complete teacher and student materials included.
    • ENERGY AND ORDER OR IF YOU CAN'T TRUST THE LAW OF CONSERVATION AND ENERGY, WHO CAN YOU TRUST?  by Mark Terpy and Paul Witt, Friends of the Earth Foundation, 1976.  Leads students to an understanding of their personal energy use, to a realization of the moral nature of the assumptions underlying energy decisions and to a belief that they can and should participate in decisions affecting their and the plant's life.  High School.
    • ENERGY EDUCATION WORKSHOP HANDBOOK.  National Science Teachers Association.  Washington:  Office of Education, Business and Labor Affairs.  A guide to materials by the project for an energy-enriched curriculum.  Grades 1-12.
    • ENERGY EDUCATION.  Intercom 98, GPE*.  This unit attempts to add a global perspective to energy decisions by stressing the worldwide effects of various energy choices.  Activities and simulations are included along with a bibliography of classroom resources.
    • ENERGY IN THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE.  National Science Teachers Association, 1978.  Designed to introduce students to the global marketplace in energy and to the causes and implications of the interdependence created by that marketplace.  Grades 9-11.
    • ENERGY TRANSITIONS IN U.S. HISTORY.  Grades 8-9, National Science Teachers Association, U.S. Dept. of Energy, June 1979.  This unit explores the history of U.S. through the influence that the major energy source has on the culture and the impact of changing to another energy source. 
    • ENERGY X:  A Classroom Simulation in Natural Resource Allocations.  Oaklawn:  Ideal School Supply Company, 1974.  A simulation game designed to teach students their responsibility in the energy crisis and to foster an awareness of the need for more intelligent use of energy resources.
    • ENERGY, ENGINES, AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.  Grades 8-9, National Science Teachers Association, U.S. Dept. of Energy, August, 1979.  This unit examines some of the broad social and economic upheavals that took place during the Industrial Revolution with special attention to the role of energy.
    • ENERGY.  by Ian Breach.  London:  Pictorial Charts Educational Trust.  Posters with text.  Examines basic sources of energy that are alternatives to oil.
    • ENERGY:  Nuclear and Alternative Forms.  by Paul Eardensohn, Center for World Education.  A teacher's guide suggesting activities and resources about various types of energy sources, i.e., nuclear, fossil fuels, and solar.  High School.
    • MATHEMATICS IN ENERGY.  Grades 8-9, National Science Teachers Assoc., Office of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1979.  Combines practice in math skills with learning some quantitative facts about energy.  Activities cover fractions, decimals, percents and graphs.
    • NETWORKS:  How Energy Links People, Goods, and Services.  Grades 4-5, National Science Teachers Association, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Consumer Affairs, 1979.  This unit is designed to explore the links between energy and the economy.  Includes complete Teacher's Guide and student materials that can be duplicated.
    • NUCLEAR ENERGY:  Too Hot to Handle?  Current Affairs, 1979.  How safe is nuclear energy?  This filmstrip covers all sides of the controversy and examines questions such as how we can minimize official "coverups" of accidents, what we can do with nuclear wastes, and whether we must use nuclear energy as an alternative to the diminishing oil supply.  Color filmstrip, cassette, teacher's guide.
    • OPEC:  A Case Study in Global Power.  Educational Enrichment, 1979.  This filmstrip examines the power wielded by this economic bloc of thirteen nations that supply the bulk of the world's oil, and also looks at the alleged exploitationÕs of consumers by the multinational oil companies.
    • TEACHING ABOUT ENERGY AWARENESS:  33 Activities.  CTIR*, August, 1978.  A collection of lessons and activities which teach critical thinking skills and use energy awareness as the data base; useful in helping students to personalize the importance of energy and conservation.  Grades 5-12.
    • THE ENERGY CRISIS:  An Introduction.  by Mary Jo Leavitt and Harry Leavitt.  Seattle:  Unigraph, 1977.  A learning activity package consisting of a teacher's guide and duplicating copy.
    • TRANSPORTATION AND THE CITY.  Grades 8-9, National Science Teachers Association, Office of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1979.  The rise of the automobile and its effect on rural life, energy and resource use and the environment is discussed.  Can be integrated into history classes.  Complete materials are included.
    • TWO ENERGY GULFS.  National Science Teachers Associations, March, 1979.  Interdisciplinary student/teacher materials in energy, environment, and the economy.  Grades 6-7.

    • WORLD ENERGY SURVEY.  by Ruth Leger Sivard.  Virginia:  World Priorities. 1979.