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The Awareness of Energy and the Environment of Junior High School Students in the Cities of Taiwan Author: Jui-Hsiang Chang(Department of Physics, National Taiwan Normal University)


This study was to investigate the student's awareness of energy and the environ-ment in Taiwan. 1245 middle school students aged thirteen to sixteen were picked at random from Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Hualian.
The questionaire was created from the following perspectives:
(1) The finite nature of energy resources.
(2) The necessity of energy.
(3) Effective energy utilization and development.
(4) Economic factors concerning energy.
(5) The relationship between energy and the global environment.
(6) Scientific knowledge about energy and the environment.
(7) Source of information about nuclear energy and nuclear power generation.
The results show that all students recognize that there is a limit to the earth's sup-ply of fossil fuels. And they expressed an optimistic view that it is possible to improve their living standards without increasing energy consumption.

Keywords:awareness of energy and the environment, questionaire

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