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Units in Computers and Technology

Computers and Technology

Volume

Volume Title

Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

Summary

Volume VII
1999

Electronics in the 20th
Century: Nature,
Technology, People,
Companies and the
Marketplace

From Dusty to Digital:
Using Primary Sources in
the Information Age . . . To
Become a Titanic Historian

99.07.01

The unit requires students to analyze historical records related to the sinking of the Titanic. It focuses on the role of wireless telegraphy in the tragedy.

Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Lessons in research, comparison/contrast and drawing conclusions.
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    Volume VII
    1999

    Electronics in the 20th
    Century: Nature,
    Technology, People,
    Companies and the
    Marketplace

    The Cultural Impact of
    Computer Technology

    99.07.07

    The unit examines how technological breakthroughs impact culture. Beginning with the industrial revolution, the unit explores factors that lead to social change with special emphasis placed on the development of computer technology.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing and class discussion.
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    Volume VII
    1989

    Electricity

    The Fax Systems: A Bright
    Outlook for Business
    Communications

    89.07.05

     

    The unit focuses on the fax machine and its affect on business. The unit provides a section on the role the fax now plays in business as well as on the basic construction of the machine.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Reading and following directions.
  • Problem solving and applications.
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    Volume VII
    1989

    Electricity

    How Computers Have
    Simplified Accounting

    89.07.06

    The unit explores the history of the computer and how it has provided simplified methods for accounting.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Application of computer terminology and processes.
  • Lessons in interpreting data, analyzing comparison/contrast and drawing conclusions.
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    Volume V
    1986

    The Measurement of
    Adolescents II

    Statistics and Spreadsheets

    86.05.04

    The unit uses student information to create spreadsheets. It includes detailed instructions for creating and using spreadsheets.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
  • Application of computer skills.
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    Volume IV
    1983

    America in the Sixties:
    Culture and
    Counter Culture

    IBM and the Growth of
    Computer Technology:
    Teaching History in
    Computer Education

    83.04.06

    The unit provides a brief history of the development of the computer and analyzes the role IBM has played in furthering its development and importance. Some lessons address sales, advertising and company organization as well.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
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    Volume VI
    1981

    Computing

    The Effective Use of
    Computers in Applied
    Mathematics

    81.06.02

    The unit addresses using computers to teach fractions.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Units in Mathematics and Problem Solving

    Algebra

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume VI
    1991

    Global Change

    Global Change for the
    Basic Mathematics Student

    91.06.02

    The unit provides an examination of the earth’s atmosphere and experiments in measuring air pressure, humidity, radiant energy, Wien’s Law, and distance.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
  • Application of Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Volume V
    1987

    Human Nature, Biology and
    Social Structure: A Critical
    Look at What Science Can
    Tell Us About Society

    An Introduction to
    Mathematical Probability

    87.05.02

    The unit defines and demonstrates probability theory.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume V
    1986

    The Measurement of
    Adolescents II

    Graphing Current Drug
    Data

    86.05.01

    The unit uses information on drug use to teach graphing skills. The unit teaches various types of graphing – bar graphs, circle graphs, tables and charts.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume V
    1986

    The Measurement of
    Adolescents II

    Measurements of
    Two Adolescent Groups

    86.05.02

    The unit uses statistics to look at the size, scope and changing patterns concerning teenage pregnancy in New Haven.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume V
    1986

    The Measurement of
    Adolescents II

    An Introduction to
    Elementary Statistics

    86.05.03

    The unit explains frequency distributions, histograms, frequency polygons and other topics. The unit includes sample problems and solutions.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume V
    1986

    The Measurement of
    Adolescents II

    Size, Error, and
    Confidence in The
    Statistics Sampler

    86.05.06

    The unit addresses the topic of sampling. The unit provides three sample problems for research that involves statistical sampling.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VIII
    1985

    The Measurement of
    Adolescents (I)

    Integration, The Skill That
    Binds

    85.08.01

    The unit teaches analytical skills in reading graphs, using the scientific method and in researching and graphing data.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VIII
    1986

    The Measure of
    Adolescents (I)

    An Introduction to
    Elementary Statistics

    85.08.02

    The unit provides problems and instructional strategies in arithmetic mean, median, and frequency.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VIII
    1985

    The Measure of
    Adolescents (I)

    The Statistics Sampler

    85.08.04

    The unit is designed to introduce students to analyzing random sampling.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VIII
    1985

    The Measure of
    Adolescents (I)

    Some Statistical Problems

    85.08.05

    The unit addresses the basic elements of statistics. Exercises cover topics such as multiplying polynomials and chance.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VIII
    1985

    The Measure of
    Adolescents (I)

    Time after Time in the
    Teen Years

    85.08.06

    The unit analyzes the complexities of adolescence while also teaching statistics in relation to students’ daily lives.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VIII
    1985

    The Measure of
    Adolescents (I)

    An Introduction to
    Statistical Thinking

    85.08.07

    The unit is divided into three sections: working with population in full sets of values, taking a random sampling and analyzing probability.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VIII
    1985

    The Measure of
    Adolescents (I)

    Statistical Drug Abuse and
    Adolescents in the U.S.A.

    85.08.08

    The unit is designed to help students improve their ability to make decisions using statistical drug abuse as its main focus. The unit includes a student survey.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VII
    1983

    Medical Imaging

    Computed Tomography
    and Nuclear Magnet
    Resonance with
    Mathematical Applications

    83.07.04

    The unit addresses the modality of nuclear magnetic resonance. Students practice analyzing and making computations.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and note-taking.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume IV
    1980

    Language and Writing

    Practicing Precision:
    Lessons from
    Mathematical Language
    and Writing

    80.04.05

    The unit teaches mathematical language.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and note-taking.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume V
    1980

    Man and the Environment

    Developing Environmental
    Awareness Through
    Problem Solving

    80.05.12

    The unit addresses ten basic math skills to make connections between people and their environment and to natural resources. The unit uses electricity as its primary subject for problem solving.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VII
    1980

    Problem Solving

    Problem Solving for the
    Ninth Grader

    80.07.03

    The unit teaches approaches to word problems.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VII
    1980

    Problem Solving

    Word Problems Solved
    by S.M.S.

    80.07.05

    The unit is designed for Consumer Math or Basic Algebra classes. The unit uses solutions made simple approach to teaching word problems.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VII
    1980

    Problem Solving

    Solving Problems by the
    Hundreds – A Study of
    Percentage and Its
    Applications in the
    Solution of Consumer
    Related Problems

    80.07.07

    The unit addresses percentages using lessons in sales tax, discounts, commission and interest.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VII
    1980

    Problem Solving

    Topology

    80.07.08

    The unit discusses logical reasoning using topology, classifying and patterning.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VII
    1980

    Problem Solving

    Teaching Word Problems

    80.07.09

    The unit addresses word problems as requiring critical reading skills.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VII
    1980

    Problem Solving

    A Chronological History
    of Pi with Developmental
    Activities in
    Problem Solving

    80.07.11

    The unit requires students to have a basic knowledge of fractions, decimals and basic geometry. The unit provides a brief history of the Pi concept and activities for using Pi.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Geometry

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume VI
    1988

    An Introduction to
    Aerodynamics

    The Continuity Equation,
    the Reynolds Number, the
    Froude Number

    88.06.04

    The unit examines the concept of dynamic similarity.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VI
    1988

    An Introduction to
    Aerodynamics

    Aerodynamics: The
    Mathematical Implications

    88.06.05

    The unit teaches basic mathematical concepts with an emphasis of their usability in the aircraft trade. Topics addressed include: force, lift and centrifugal force.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume V
    1987

    Human Nature, Biology and
    Social Structure: A Critical
    Look at What Science Can
    Tell Us About Society

    Some Geometry Activities

    87.05.04

    The unit asks students to make constructions in order to understand geometry.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume VI
    1987

    Science, Technology and
    Human Physical Needs

    Bicycles

    87.06.01

    The unit uses bicycles to teach math, general science and mechanics. Topics addressed in the unit include: circles, velocity, acceleration, speed, rate of change, area and simple machines.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Volume I
    1984

    Elements of Architecture,
    Part II

    There are no really tall
    sea shells – An exploration
    of architectural space

    84.01.01

    The unit focuses on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright to address students’ perceptual, organizational and technical skills.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing and designing.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume I
    1984

    Elements of Architecture,
    Part II

    Mathematics
    in Architecture

    84.01.04

    The unit discusses the concepts of measurement, scale drawing, ratio, proportion and symmetry.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Volume I
    1983

    Elements of Architecture

    Geometric Shapes
    in Architecture

    83.01.07

    The unit uses architecture to teach circles, polygons, triangles, quadrilaterals, perimeter and area.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
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    Units in Science

    Astronomy

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume VI
    1998

    Selected Topics in
    Contemporary Astronomy
    and Space Science

    "Out-of-this-World
    Experiments"

    98.06.01

    The unit introduces the history of the U.S. space program. Focus is placed on scientific experiments conducted on space shuttles dating back to the 1980’s.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and research.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  • Construction of experiments in "free fall" and gravity.
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    Volume IV
    1995

    Selected Topics in
    Astronomy and Space
    Studies

    Where Are We
    In The Milky Way?

    98.06.09

    The unit integrates English and Math in a team-teaching situation. Emphasis is placed on the solar system and Earth’s position within the solar system.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Calculating distance.
  • Developing patterns in numbers and illustrating information in graphs.
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    Volume VI
    1996

    Selected Topics in
    Astronomy and Space
    Studies

    Asteroids, Comets, and
    Meteorites: Their Intimate
    Relation with Life on Earth

    96.06.03

    The unit is designed for chemistry, biology or environmental science classes. Lesson plans include a field trip to the Peabody Museum, slides, and current events. The unit makes use of the Internet for research.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Volume VI
    1996

    Selected Topics in
    Astronomy and Space
    Studies

    Seeing and Learning
    Astronomy and Cosmology
    through the Lens of Music

    96.06.13

    This interdisciplinary unit analyzes sound and light waves. Music is used as a means for understanding the nature of waves and its many forms.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, listening and writing.
  • Writing a personal response.
  • Analyzing information and drawing conclusions.
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    Volume V
    1981

    Man and the Environment

    The Evolution of Planets

    81.05.01

    The unit addresses the basic principles of evolution as applied to the plant kingdom.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  • Analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
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    Biology and Genetics

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume V
    1999

    How Do You Know? The
    Experimental Basis for
    Chemical Knowledge

    The Amazing DNA
    Molecule: Its History,
    Structure and Function

    99.05.02

    The unit uses multiple intelligence strategies to present the history of the discovery of the double helix, to exemplify the relationship between structure and function and to integrate use of technology and discussion of ethics.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Volume VII
    1998

    The Population Explosion

    Evolution, Population
    And Humans

    98.07.07

    The unit examines the nature of humanity through analysis of evolution and human anatomy.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and class discussion.
  • Analysis of cause and effect relationships.
  • Analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
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    Volume VII
    1998

    The Population Explosion

    Culture, Crisis and
    Population Explosion:
    A Deweyan Approach
    in the Classroom

    98.07.08

    The unit combines two approaches – first, to look at stories and films to explore ideas about population and second, to experiment with populations of bacteria, algae, and insects.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and class discussion.
  • Creating and analyzing models.
  • Analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
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    Volume VI
    1990

    Genetics

    Babies Deserve a Good
    Start: Alcoholism: a Three
    Fold Disease

    90.06.01

    The unit examines alcoholism as a genetic disease. Scientific lessons include topics such as the composition of the cell, the basics of heredity, and scientific findings on genetics and predisposition of alcohol.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing, viewing and class discussion.
  • Design and analysis of DNA.
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    Volume VI
    1990

    Genetics

    Parents are the Key: A
    Curriculum Unit for
    Modern Genetics Study

    90.06.03

    The unit introduces students to the field of genetics, genetic medicine and genetic engineering.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing, and class discussion.
  • Use of scientific terminology, processes and applications.
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    Volume V
    1987

    Human Nature, Biology, and
    Social Structure:
    A Critical Look at What
    Science Can Tell Us
    About Society

    A Study of Genetics
    Stressing Human Heredity
    Factors: Sociobiology

    87.05.01

    The unit requires students to have a basic background in genetics, sexual and asexual reproduction and molecular biology. The unit guides students to understanding DNA replication, meiosis and protein synthesis.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Volume VII
    1985

    Skeletal Materials –
    Biomineralization

    Anatomy and Physiology of
    the Human Knee Joint

    85.07.06

    The unit is designed for a class in human physiology. It provides a short histology of the bone and addresses the skeleton, muscles, parts of the knee and knee injuries in the lesson plans.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, reading and analytical questioning.
  • Drawing diagrams and identifying parts.
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    Volume VII
    1982

    Human Fetal Development

    The Cell

    82.07.01

    The unit teaches the concept of the cell, its parts and functions.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  • Analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
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    Volume VII
    1982

    Human Fetal Development

    Genetics

    82.07.03

    The unit is based on human genetics and involves lessons in math, sociology, history, anatomy and physiology.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Volume VII
    1982

    Human Fetal Development

    Genes . . . The Nature of
    Human Development

    82.07.04

    The unit requires that students have had a previous introduction to genetics. The unit discusses the chemical nature and arrangement of DNA that makes up genes.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  • Analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
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    Volume IV
    1981

    Writing Across the
    Curriculum

    Perception and
    Sense Organs

    81.04.10

    The unit provides writing assignments for use in a biology class. It discusses the senses in general, the eye, perception, illusion, sound, the ear, touch and smell.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Labeling and identifying parts on a sketch.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Volume V
    1981

    Man and the Environment

    A Ninth Grade Teaching
    The unit on Human
    Embryology

    80.05.03

    The unit teaches human embryology with a short history of theories, an introduction to human reproductive systems and lessons in human embryonic development.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  • Analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
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    Chemistry

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume V
    1999

    How Do You Know? The
    Experimental Basis for
    Chemical Knowledge

    Discovery Through
    Experimentation –
    Past and Present

    99.05.01

    The unit takes a historical look at scientific discoveries and the elements of successful research.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and interpretation of data.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Volume V
    1999

    How Do You Know? The
    Experimental Basis for
    Chemical Knowledge

    The Rediscovery of Matter:
    A Historical Trek through
    Classical Chemistry

    99.05.03

    The unit explores the historical development of the modern atomic theory.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Analytical questioning.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Volume V
    1999

    How Do You Know? The
    Experimental Basis for
    Chemical Knowledge

    Infrared Spectroscopy: A
    Key to Organic Structure

    99.05.07

    The unit is designed for students who have already studied atomic structure and bonding. The unit focuses on infrared spectroscopy as a way of determining the structure of organic compounds.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Volume V
    1995

    The Geological Environment
    of Connecticut

    Dewey and Chemistry: The
    Water Cycle Revisited

    95.05.02

    The unit focuses on Dewey’s educational tenets in order to teach the hydrological cycle in Chemistry.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Volume V
    1994

    The Atmosphere and the
    Ocean

    Experience-based
    Chemistry
    in a New Era

    94.05.03

    The unit is an example of contextual chemistry. The unit reflects SESAP theories for teaching Science and is centered on the philosophy that ‘experience teaches.’ The unit includes problem-based-learning component.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Outline processes in writing and oral presentation.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Volume VII
    1983

    Medical Imaging

    From the Inside Out: The
    Atomic Basis of Radiation

    83.07.03

    The unit discusses the atomic basis of radiation, the structure of the atom, formation and affect of x-rays and fluoroscopy.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Labeling and analyzing diagrams.
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    Volume I
    1982

    Autobiography

    Scientific Autobiography

    82.02.09

    The unit analyzes theories of scientific development: the Eureka theory and the Zeitgeist theory.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
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    Volume VII
    1980

    Problem Solving

    A Problem Solving
    Approach to the
    Introduction of Chemistry

    80.07.12

    The unit introduces chemistry and the physical properties of matter. The unit demonstrates the importance of mathematical processes in chemistry.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Mathematical terminology and processes.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Geology and Environmental Science

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume VI
    1999

    Human-Environmental
    Relations: International
    Perspectives from History,
    Science, Politics and Ethics

    Human Environmental
    Relations: A Case Study
    of Donana National Park,
    Andalucia, Spain and the
    Los Frailes Mine Toxic
    Spill of 1998

    99.06.01

    The unit presents a case study of Andalucia wetland area for students in environmental science, anatomy or physiology classes. The unit raises topics relating to groundwater contamination, loss of biological diversity, land management and human health.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Exercises in problem-based learning.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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    Volume VI
    1999

    Human-Environmental
    Relations: International
    Perspectives from History,
    Science, Politics and Ethics

    Asthma and the
    Environment

    99.06.02

    The unit makes connections between city environment and asthma, also speculating the relationship between asthma and socioeconomic environment.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analyzing statistics and drawing conclusions.
  • Researching and evaluating data.
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    Volume VI
    1999

    Human-Environmental
    Relations: International
    Perspectives from History,
    Science, Politics and Ethics

    The Impact of Poverty,
    Waste Management, and
    Ethics in the Control of
    Parasitic Infections

    99.06.08

    The unit focuses on Malaria but generally analyzes the many aspects of parasitic infection.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in argumentation & persuasion, creating graphs & charts.
  • Lessons in cause/effect, interpreting data and drawing conclusions
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    Volume III
    1998

    Art and Artifacts: the
    Cultural Meaning of Objects

    Technological Change in a
    Coastal New England
    Village, 1790-1990
    The Duck Creek Harbor
    Site, Wellfleet,
    Massachusetts

    98.03.03

    The unit uses the artifacts and the physical landscape of a harbor site to analyze energy use, waste disposal and various environmental problems such as whale extinction and the human impact in the area.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and viewing.
  • Exercises in description, deduction and speculation.
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    Volume VII
    1997

    Environmental Quality in the
    21st Century

    Where are Environmental
    Hazards?

    97.07.01

    The unit targets chemistry or earth science classes. Environmental topics addressed are pesticides, water pollution, air pollution, radon, carbon dioxide, and toxic waste.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and class discussion.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  • Analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume VII
    1997

    Environmental Quality in the
    21st Century

    The Gaia Hypothesis: an
    approach to problem
    solving in the environment

    97.07.02

    The unit examines the Gaia Hypothesis which provides a cybernetic approach to global village management where the problem is basically humans and culture, not nature.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing and class discussion.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  • Analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume VII
    1997

    Environmental Quality in the
    21st Century

    A Hands-On Approach to
    Environmental Quality

    97.07.06

    The unit addresses problems of environmental quality such as pesticide residues and other environmental contaminants. The unit also looks at solutions related to farming, composting and organic gardening.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing and class discussion.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume V
    1995

    The Geological Environment
    of Connecticut

    Connecticut’s Freshwater
    Wetlands

    95.05.03

    The unit analyzes the importance of and the negative image associated with Connecticut wetlands. The unit introduces concepts such as wetland hydrology and bio-geo-chemistry. Local wetlands covered in the unit span the state and include six major wetland areas.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, and writing.
  • Analytical questioning and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume V
    1994

    The Atmosphere and the
    Ocean

    Climate and Ecology

    94.05.04

    The unit takes an ecosystem approach to ecology within the context of the climatic factors that shape living and non-living worlds.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analytical viewing and questioning.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume V
    1994

    The Atmosphere and the
    Ocean

    Integrating Mathematical
    Concepts in the Study
    of the Atmosphere
    and the Ocean

    94.05.09

    The unit connects math concepts to the study of atmosphere and the ocean. Math concepts addressed include functions, set theory, ratio and proportion, variation, calculation of distance, and the application of statistical graphs.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, reading and problem solving.
  • Interpretation of graphs and data.
  • Mathematical calculations.
  •  

    Volume V
    1993

    Environmental Science

    Environmental
    Responsibility

    93.05.09

    The unit is designed for consumer math classes and focuses on linking everyday activities to broad environmental problems. Issues addressed include recycling, water pollution and evaluating consumer products.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing and class discussion.
  • Interpretation of data and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1991

    Global Change

    The Great Continental
    Drift Mystery

    91.06.05

    Beginning with an introduction on the history of continental drift, the unit examines the work of Wegener and Dutoit and the clues found to support the plate tectonic theory.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing and class discussion.
  • Analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume III
    1990

    The U.S. National
    Parks Movement

    The Wilderness Concept –
    Our National Parks,
    History and Issues

    90.03.01

    The unit is divided into three parts: the evolution of ideas surrounding the concept of ‘wilderness’, an overview of history of conservation and preservation, and parks from a scientific perspective.

     

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
  • Examination of historical issues and laws.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1987

    Science, Technology and
    Human Physical Needs

    The Science and
    Technology of Water

    87.06.07

    The unit discusses the physical properties of water, the water cycle, purification and water quality.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Mathematical terminology and processes.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1986

    Fossil Fuels; Occurrence;
    Production; Use; Impacts on
    Air Quality

    Where, Oh Where Is
    All The Clean Air?

    86.06.04

    The unit looks at air pollution as the result of two major causes: population growth and technological activities. It provides an extensive glossary and explores the impacts of air pollution on aquatic and plant life while analyzing methods for controlling pollution.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, reading and problem solving.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1986

    Fossil Fuels; Occurrence;
    Production; Use; Impacts on
    Air Quality

    Atmospheric Changes
    and Energy Loss Due to
    Industrial and
    Residential Combustion
    of Hydrocarbon Fuels

    86.06.05

    The unit examines air pollution caused by emissions from coal industries. The unit provides lessons on calculating the effects of pollutants, air pollution chemistry and the legal problems in assigning fault to corporations.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, reading and class discussion.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1986

    Fossil Fuels; Occurrence;
    Production; Use; Impacts on
    Air Quality

    Motivational Techniques
    for Teaching High School
    Science in the
    City of New Haven

    86.06.06

    The unit looks at air pollution’s effect on humans and weather and climate. Lessons on the greenhouse effect are also included.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, reading and class discussion.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1985

    History as Fiction in Central
    and South America

    The Geophysics and
    Cultural Aspects of
    the Greater Antilles

    85.04.04

    The Greater Antilles, otherwise known as the West Indies, are examined as mountain areas that had submerged from the ocean. Some cultural analysis is provided, related to climate and environment.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in geography and map reading.
  •  

    Volume VII
    1985

    Skeletal Materials –
    Biomineralization

    Inland Wetlands

    85.07.09

    The unit explores the importance of inland wetlands and analyzes the water lily to discuss the formation of oxalate crystals on its leaves. The unit includes a visit to and survey of a wetland area.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1984

    Geology and the Industrial
    History of Connecticut

    Wintergreen Brook

    84.06.03

    The unit combines map and field studies to present geological and hydrological processes and evolution. The unit is designed mostly for a course in Ecology.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1984

    Geology and the Industrial
    History of Connecticut

    The Mill River
    Water Unit

    84.06.05

    The unit addresses the hydrologic cycle, a map study, and development of waterpower. The unit focuses on the hydrology of the Mill River Basin for lessons.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume V
    1981

    The Human Environment:
    Energy

    Water, Promises and
    Problems

    81.05.03

    The unit analyzes the increasing demands and lack of appreciation for water. It discusses the chemical makeup of water and recent hazardous spills into water supplies.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume V
    1981

    The Human Environment:
    Energy

    Solar Energy

    81.05.07

    The unit is designed for grade 9 science classes. It analyzes the use of solar energy as an alternative source.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume V
    1981

    The Human Environment:
    Energy

    Creating Our Energy
    Future

    81.05.10

    The unit examines current sources of energy and makes predictions about the future of energy availability. The unit is most appropriate for grade 9.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and problem solving.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
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    Health

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume II
    1996

    Environmental and
    Occupational Health

    Stress, Soldiers
    and Students

    96.02.09

    The unit reviews the stress concept, the effects of stress on soldiers (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) and the effects of stress on teenagers.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Research, testing and plotting results.
  • Mathematical concepts and calculations.
  •  

    Volume II
    1996

    Environmental and
    Occupational Health

    Is Gulf War Syndrome a
    Significant Health Issue the
    U.S. Government Has
    Tried to Cover Up?

    96.02.10

    The unit guides students through examining evidence from war and its medical effects, government comments, the nature of casualty, and media coverage.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume V
    1991

    Adolescence/Adolescents’
    Health

    Adolescent Obesity

    91.05.05

    The unit teaches nutrition and analyzes the psychological, social and health factors associated with obesity.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and class discussion.
  • Application of terms and concepts related to health and nutrition.
  •  

    Volume V
    1991

    Adolescence/Adolescents’
    Health

    AIDS and Adolescence

    91.05.06

    The unit traces the development of AIDS research in the early 1990’s and provides strategies for addressing questions about AIDS in the classroom.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Application of scientific terminology.
  • Exercises in analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume VII
    1985

    Skeletal Materials –
    Biomineralization

    The Calcium Cycle

    85.07.08

    The unit explores the importance of calcium to the human body, the chemistry of calcium and the connection between calcium and the
    hydrosphere.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and class discussion.
  • Application of scientific terminology.
  •  

    Volume VII
    1983

    Medical Imaging

    An Historical Overview of
    the Discovery of the X-Ray

    83.07.01

    The unit provides an outline of events leading to the discovery of the X-Ray and demonstrates the relationship between mangetism, electricity, vacuums, cathode rays and x-rays.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Definition and application of medical terminology.
  •  

    Volume VII
    1983

    Medical Imaging

    Imaging the Human Body
    with Ultrasound

    83.07.06

    The unit emphasizes the medical applications of ultrasound. Students can view slides and identify images.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Definition and application of medical terminology.
  •  

    Volume VII
    1982

    Human Fetal Development

    Environmental Causes
    of Birth Defects

    82.07.07

    The unit examines drugs, chemicals, radiation and diseases that may have serious affects on pregnant women and unborn children.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Definition and application of medical terminology.
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    Physics

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume VII
    1990

    What Makes Airplanes Fly?
    History, Science, and
    Applications of
    Aerodynamics

    Aerodynamics and Me

    90.07.01

    The unit examines the scientific principles of aerodynamics along with the early contributors to the field. Students will work with the metric system, Newton’s Laws and navigation problems.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, research and writing.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume VII
    1990

    What Makes Airplanes Fly?
    History, Science, and
    Applications of
    Aerodynamics

    Mankind’s Fascination
    with Flight

    90.07.03

    The unit presents an overview of the early history of flight, specifically of the Wright Brothers and their experiments. Other activities familiarize students with the mechanics of flight.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume VII
    1990

    What Makes Airplanes Fly?
    History, Science, and
    Applications of
    Aerodynamics

    Ship and Airplane Testing:
    Some Physics for High
    School Math Students

    90.07.08

    The unit examines aerodynamics as a division of fluid mechanic, related to boat design.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Mathematical processes and applications.
  • Analysis and application of physics concepts such as dimensional
    analysis and the continuity equation.
  •  

    Volume VII
    1990

    What Makes Airplanes Fly?
    History, Science, and
    Applications of
    Aerodynamics

    The History of Flight and
    Some Mathematical
    Applications

    90.07.10

    The unit provides a historical overview of the development of the aircraft. The unit makes mathematical applications in Geometry and Dynamic Programming.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Mathematical

     

  • Volume VII
    1988

    Introduction to
    Aerodynamics

    Daedalus: The Long
    Odyssey from Myth to
    Reality

    88.06.10

    The unit uses the Daedalus myth to introduce an interdisciplinary study of the evolution of flight. The unit provides a brief history of flight and an analysis of the physics of flight.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  • Analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1987

    Science, Technology and
    Human Physical Needs

    Bicycles

    87.06.01

    The unit uses bicycles to teach math, general science and mechanics. Topics addressed in the unit include: circles, velocity, acceleration, speed, rate of change, area and simple machines.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Mathematical terminology and processes.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1987

    Science, Technology and
    Human Physical Needs

    Let There Be Light

    87.06.08

    The unit addresses the technology of light production. Topics covered include prisms and lenses, wave motion, the functioning of the eye and light manipulating devices.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume V
    1981

    Man and the Environment

    The Energy Crisis

    80.05.05

    The unit addresses energy crisis in the world with a focus on fossil fuels, nuclear power and international politics regarding the issue.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, listening and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume V
    1980

    Man and the Environment

    Matter

    80.05.08

    The unit addresses the law of conservation of matter – analyzing techniques of measurement, structure, action and reaction. An additional element of the unit addresses the pharmacology of matter and its uses in treating mental and physical health.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of scientific terminology and processes.
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