Beyond Batteries and Bulbs, Circuits and Conductors: Building Green, Activist-Oriented Student Communities

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Melony Holyfield Allen (Creator)
Catherine E. Matthews, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In this article we provide an example of how to foster an activist-oriented student community by critically examining green technology. We designed this curriculum unit to teach students about the fundamentals of electricity, green technology, and experimental design. Additionally, we viewed this activity as an opportunity for students to apply their science content knowledge and skills to a societal issue and, in turn, to take an active stance as part of a science community and member of society. This unit extends how elementary electricity content and activities have been traditionally taught to highlight the relationship between science and society.

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Language: English
Date: 2012
classroom activity, electricity, elementary, social justice, socioscientific issues, education, elementary education

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