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Energy Audit

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students collect data about energy usage and use mathematical calculations to analyze their data. In this energy conservation and statistics math lesson, students survey their homes to complete an energy usage worksheet. Students...
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Energy Conservation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate energy conservation.  In this energy conservation and analyzing data lesson plan, students identify and explain several energy sources and research renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. Students use statistics...
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Teach Engineering

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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Conserving Electric Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Another fantastic lesson on energy is presented by the American Coal Foundation. This one focuses on electricity; how it is produced, how it is delivered, and how it is used. Some excellent handouts are embedded in this fine plan which...
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Household Conservation/Efficiency

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Hook your class up to an online home energy usage calculator so that they can estimate the amount used per month by their families. Then give them Watt meters with which they will measure the power consumption of several small...
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A Home Energy Audit

For Teachers 1st - 7th
Students investigate ways to save energy. In this environmental lesson, students play the role of a building inspector and identify "culprits" that waste energy. Students use a checklist to identify specific practices that waste energy.
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TO CONSERVE OR NOT TO CONSERVE

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners explore how energy is wasted at home and at work and develop a program to save energy in a specific area.
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US Department of Energy

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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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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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 plan, students creatively use recycled materials to build two separate classroom models. They factor in concepts...
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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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It's About Time

Coal and Your Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When I was young, I was afraid of the dark. Now I am afraid of getting the electric bill. This fourth lesson in a series of eight focuses on coal mining, conservation, and energy efficiency. Scholars start by taking data from a table and...
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Energy Busters: Home Energy Conservation

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students survey home energy use and develop an energy conservation plan.
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What Makes a Home "Energy Efficient"?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students research and report the costs and benefits of making their own homes more energy efficient. In this energy conservation lesson, students explore energy efficient technologies and design over several days. They complete a home...
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Interactive
Scholastic

Study Jams! Fossil Fuels

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Eight slides introduce viewers to the wonders and woes of fossil fuels. How are they formed? How do we use them? How do they harm the environment? And how can we conserve? All of these thoughts are briefly touched upon. In addition to...
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Wasting Energy at Home

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students act as energy conservation engineers and identify the ways energy is conserved or wasted. They also discover many ways to personally conserve energy everyday. Students discover how engineers perform home energy audits to...
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Conservation for the Ages

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the Internet to research a topic about energy conservation. They summarize the research information in an original studenT book and visit a local elementary school to present their projects.
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Energy Adventure Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students complete a scavenger hunt. In this energy lesson, students use various Internet websites to explore forms of energy, non-renewable sources, renewable sources, electricity, uses of energy and energy efficiency.
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Inspiring Change At Home and At School

For Teachers 1st - 7th
Students explore energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. They conduct a home energy audit, a transportation campaign, and an investigation in the school. Students develop a plan to conserve energy and reduce emissions.
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Energy Efficiency Ambassadors

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students consider how to cut their energy use. In this physical science lesson, students investigate the connections between energy use and climate changes. Students compute the actual electrical energy consumption of 2 bulbs and...
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Energy Conservation

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students discuss the different uses of energy. They examine the consumption percentages to do household tasks. They discover ways to reduce their energy consumption.
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Considerations in Heating a Home

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging engineers discover how important it is to conserve energy as fossil fuel supplies are being diminished. This is accomplished by working through a handout that explains energy requirements for heating a home during the winter....
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ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOMES

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students maximizethe comfort-conditioning of a home.
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Exploring Alternative Energy Sources

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars research the amount and kinds of energy that are produced and consumed in the United States, including the limitations of this kind of consumption. They research and create a display to teach classmates about a specific...

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