Social Activism in Elementary Science Education: A science, technology, and society approach to teach global warming

Research
TitleSocial Activism in Elementary Science Education: A science, technology, and society approach to teach global warming
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsLester, BT, Ma, L, Lee, O
JournalInternational Journal of Science Education
Volume28
Issue4
Pagination315 - 339
Date Published2006/03/18/
ISBN Number09500693
Keywords*Original 959, 1RRP, 2WAC, 3WAC, 4AWB, Discuss WAC, elementary schools, environmental education, Exclude no intervention RRP, global warming, Include AWB, Include WAC, R1 FINAL INCLUDE, Round 2 Include RRP, Round 2 Review 2 RRP, Round2 Include WAC, Scientific Literacy, Social action
AbstractA study examined elementary students' science knowledge and awareness of social activism with regard to an increased greenhouse effect and global warming. Findings suggested that students with adequate science knowledge tended to express activism more frequently and that their expression of activism increased as they gained better science knowledge after the instruction.
Short TitleInternational Journal of Science Education