Land, Water and Mineral Resources in Science Education

Land, Water and Mineral Resources in Science Education

Science and Technology Education and Future Human Needs

1st Edition - January 1, 1987

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  • Editor: Norman J. Graves
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160832

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Land, Water and Mineral Resources in Science Education presents the proceedings of a workshop that tackles land, water, and mineral resources, held in Bangalore, India in August 1985. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1, which serves as an introduction, covers the problems related to and teaching about the use of land, water, and mineral resources. Part 2 discusses the viewpoints and problems of land use and its educational implications. Part 3 talks about the problems and necessary developments for water resources, and Part 4 tackles the educational aspect of mineral resources and their nature, as well as mineral exploration. The text is recommended for educators who intend to improve the teaching of natural resources, the issues and problems that surround them, and their importance to humanity. The book will also be appreciated by those who work in fields that deal with natural resources.

Table of Contents

  • Part I. Introduction

    1. Education for the Use of Land, Water and Mineral Resources

    2. Land, Water and Mineral Resources: An Overview of Problems

    Part II. Land Use

    3. Viewpoints and Problems of Land Use

    4. The Educational Implications of Land Use Problems

    5. Teaching Examples

    Land: Its Human Uses

    Agricultural Land Use - A Case Study of Sri Lanka

    Photographs and Posters in Land Use Studies

    Using Local Resources in the Classroom for Teaching Land Use in Secondary Schools

    Environmental Deterioration - An Issue Based Unit for Secondary Schools

    Land Use Choice in a Marginal Semi-Arid Environment

    Urban Planning in Bombay - An Exemplar Unit in Role Play

    Soil and Land Activity Module for Primary Level

    Laying Foundations for Appropriate Use of Land through Experiential Learning in Primary Schools


    Part III. Water Resources

    6. Water Resources

    7. Educational Implications of Water Resource Problems


    Matchings Aims and Content to Levels of Education

    Possible Activities

    General Conclusions

    8. Some Teaching Examples on Water Resources

    Unit on Water and Health for Primary Level

    Sewage Treatment

    The Periyar-Vaigai Project: A Case Study

    Save the Rhine: A Teaching Unit on Water Pollution and Water Conservation

    Water for Tanzania

    Ground Water, Sample Activities for Secondary Education

    Part IV. Mineral Resources

    9. Mineral Resources

    10. The Educational Aspects of Mineral Resources

    11. The Nature of Minerals

    What are Minerals

    The Importance and Extent of Mineral Resources


    12. Mineral Exploration


    Traditional Prospecting

    Techniques for Mineral Exploration

    A Student Activity Based on Mineral Exploitation


    13. Mining and Processing

    Large-Scale and Small-Scale Mining

    The Mining Industry - Studies of the Mining of Four Minerals

    Case Study of the Panguna Copper Mine in Bougainville Island

    Mining and Processing - A Summary

    Stone Quarry Operation (E.G. Bangalore, India)

    Processing to Form Concentrates

    Exercises on Processing Minerals

    Investigating a Local Mine - A Student Activity


    14. The Impact of Mineral Resource Development


    Mining in Buenafortuna- A Simulation of Decision-Making

    Extracurricular Activities

    Conservation of Resources

    Coal in the Kruger National Park


    Appendix 1. Papers Available


Product details

  • No. of pages: 326
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1987
  • Published: January 1, 1987
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160832

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Norman J. Graves

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