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Choosing Energy-Efficient Appliances

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What makes this lesson stand out from others about our personal energy use is the myriad of high-quality materials that support it. Find clear images, well-designed worksheets, links to related websites, and a presentation rubric for the...
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The BEAM Project: Building Efficient Architectural Models

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Technology or engineering teams are given a task to design, construct, and test the efficiency of a structure that will foster an even temperature throughout an entire sunny day. Intended as a long-term project, pupils research, plan,...
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Energy Projects

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Only you can prevent energy overuse. The last installment of a 25-part Energy Systems and Solutions unit has pupils complete a unit project on energy consumption and conservation. They identify ways to make changes in their personal...
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Energy Efficiency

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Using the resource is probably the most efficient way to learn about efficiency. The 18th installment of a 25-part Energy Systems and Solutions unit has pupils investigate energy efficiency through discussions and associated activities....
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The Right Balance: Mixing Energy Resources

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A class discussion of the various combinations of energy resources used in our country opens this lesson. In cooperative groups, learners analyze data on conversion efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions for different combinations....
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Comparing Light Bulbs

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
An average home produces twice as many emissions as an average car. Teach your class how to reduce energy consumption by replacing standard incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs. Perform an experiment to compare...
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Heat Pollution and Communities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If your school has a photovoltaic system and you have access to its temperature data, then this is an outstanding lesson in energy efficiency. Environmentalists consider four days' worth of data and use critical thinking to apply data to...
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Crafting Models of Efficiency

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students build and compare models of both an energy inefficient and efficient classroom. In this energy efficiency lesson, students creatively use recycled materials to build two separate classroom models. They factor in concepts such as...
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Draft-O-Meter

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Help your class improve the energy efficiency of their homes with the draft-o-meter. Simply tape a sheet of plastic wrap to a pencil and use it to observe any air leaking through windows, doorways, and other locations around the house....
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Energy Efficiency Ambassadors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Definitely for high schoolers, this lesson is an open-ended exploration of energy efficiency. Groups of two to three junior environmental engineers design an experiment to test for efficiency. They prepare a full lab report and poster...
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Waste Watchers

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Energy-aware learners conduct an audit on their electricity usage by recording their electric meter reading and assessing the thermostat, light bulbs, windows, and water heaters in their homes. In class, they analyze results and discuss...
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Where's the Heat?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Review heat transfer with your seventh graders and guide them in making a practical application. Learners use a paper cutout spiral to locate convection currents in the classroom and throughout the school. They record the temperature at...
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Types of Lights

For Teachers 7th - 10th
During your eighth grade physical science curriculum, introduce learners to lighting systems and have them research those that are in use at school. They conduct experiments to find out how much electricity is used by each of the...
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Science Fair With An Energy Efficiency Flair

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In order to learn more about energy conservation, pupils work to promote energy efficiency by participating in a school-wide science fair with an emphasis on energy conservation. In addition to displaying their projects, learners invite...
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Energy Walkabout

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers evaluate the energy use in their school. All that is provided here is an audit checklist for teens to use as they walk through the school grounds to perform an energy audit. They examine thermostats, air vents, window...
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Are You an Energy Efficient Consumer?

For Students 7th - 10th
In this energy consumption activity, students use on line resources to explore the energy use by different countries around the world. Students compare the amount of light emitted by different countries and their carbon dioxide...
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Global Warming: Life in a Greenhouse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the evidence that scientists have used to support the existence of global warming and the greenhouse effect. How the concepts have been developed and evaluated form the focus of this lesson.
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ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOMES

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners maximizethe comfort-conditioning of a home.
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The Efficient City

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research and create a realistic plan for energy efficiency.  In this investigative lesson students answer questions and fill out a worksheet on energy. 
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Energy Efficiency World: Student Worksheet #1

For Students 5th - 8th
For this energy worksheet, students respond to 1 true or false and 5 short answer questions pertaining to energy efficiency throughout the world.
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Energy Efficiency World: Student Worksheet #4

For Students 5th - 8th
In this energy worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer questions pertaining to energy efficiency throughout the world.
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The Three Little Pigs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students divide into small groups and read the story of THE THREE LITTLE PIGS. Each group brainstorms a list of terms relating to energy efficiency and global climate change. Then they rewrite one page of the story of the book using as...
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Energy Efficient Home Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the applications of energy efficient homes. They conduct Internet research, complete a worksheet, evaluate the energy efficiency of a home design, and complete a research report on energy efficient homes.
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Watt's Up

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students analyze energy efficiency in lighting by visiting eight different classroom stations, determine cost vs. light output, graph their results, and answer questions on worksheet.