Saving Energy at School

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Schools spend more money on energy than computers and text books combined. Pupils divide into five groups to learn about the energy used by your school. Each group researches a different aspect related to electricity such as appliances, lighting, and heating. They then make presentations and recommendations to reduce energy usage while saving the school money.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask to see the school's electricity, water, and other utility bills in order to track any change in usage
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires students to interview building maintenance workers to collect data 
  • Plan time to walk around the building to make observations and take notes
  • Includes an extension idea to connect the concepts to homes
  • Lesson easily adapts to lower or higher levels
  • Immediately applies to students' lives
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