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Resources for Specific Areas of Consumer Science

Consumer science covers a large range of topics. Many of these topics cross interdisciplinary lines making it hard to categorize in one way or the other. This collection has specific resources for specific standards in consumer science.
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Resources for Specific Areas of Consumer Science
  • Fabrics.net

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    info.fabrics.net
    info.fabrics.net
    Mary Page says:
    Everything you ever wanted to know about textiles and were afraid to ask happens on this site. Useful tools and information lead to discoveries of the joys of fabrics, colors, and textures. Experts are available to answer questions making it a grand site for educators to get some interaction in.
  • Mary Page says:
    This site has a host of teaching units for 6th grade by standard and strand. It is a good resource to insert in any science course to include consumer science. It can also be used as a supplement for enrichment programs. One small piece of the whole the site actually lists much larger. http://www.uen.org/cte/family/index.shtml This url covers a wide range of standards in consumer science.
  • Mary Page says:
    This site offers an essay, images, and bibliography. You can find resources on the site related to who, what, when, where, and how consumer sciences are put together. It shows the depth of the subject as well as leading voices.
  • Mary Page says:
    Each state has extension offices of the USDA associated with universities. These offices offer information on local issues and provide educational materials and agents for school. It takes some searching to find the offices, but it is well worth the effort. Materials vary upon the need. For rural areas and schools it gives the needed materials. The concentration often is on consumer science.
  • Mary Page says:
    The government puts out a series of brochures on consumer information in a variety of categories. The information is easy to read and there are government recommendations particular subjects. This gets rid of issues and makes sure practices are done by the government standards. Most of the brochures now are pdf format for immediate download on tablets or to print. Many come in Spanish as well.
  • Mary Page says:
    A set of videos put out by the Federal Trade Commission that describes real life situations and issues. Short and sweet, the videos use narrative form to explain a problem, what to watch for, and the solutions to financial mishaps or to setting good financial goals.
  • Mary Page says:
    Lessons related to money are scattered throughout grade levels no matter what state. Unless one does an academic camp or takes economics, rarely are children taken through use of a checkbook or financial vehicles such as annuities. The site does preschool to college, has games and lessons as well.
  • Mary Page says:
    Cooking and nutrition come under the heading of consumer science. This site takes the approach of cooking as science and it is chemistry based. Looking at the kitchen as a lab it defines the terms in a much more scientific way. It uses scientific language to describe ingredients.
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