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Household Conservation/Efficiency

Lesson Description:
Through discussion and hand-on learning students will be able to:
  • Calculate energy use and analyze how changing their behaviors and appliances will affect the energy their use.
  • To conduct an experiment and make comparisons based on experimental evidence

Lesson Type:
  • Audit
  • Discussion

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Waste Reduction

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
3 class periods
Materials Needed:
  • Watt Meter Activity (included)
  • Home Energy Audit Activity (included )
  • Light vs. Heat Bulbs Activity (included)
  • Leaking Energy Fact Sheet (included)
  • Watt meters, various appliances
  • Lux meter
  • Light bulbs and fixtures
  • IR thermometers 

School or Group:
Clarkson University
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