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Using Energy Wisely

Lesson Description:
This lesson introduces students to the idea that everything uses energy and the more energy we use, the more pollution we create. It also focuses on the roles of efficiency and conservation as ways to reduce overall energy needs. Students will familiarize themselves with topics in energy efficiency and conservation by engaging in an introductory class discussion, reading and discussing recommended text and the reading passage, furthering their knowledge by conducting library or internet research, conducting a lab activity to determine their vehicles' fuel efficiency and giving presentations of assigned topics. Each student should have a science notebook (a spiral notebook is suggested) to write their vocabulary words, information-organizing webs, and the lab report form.
Lesson Type:
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
5 days - about 80 minutes a day
Materials Needed:
  • Copy of the reading passage for each student
  • List of vocabulary words displayed so the entire class can view it (i.e. overhead transparency, chalkboard, poster, etc.)
  • Copy of the Assessment Questions for each student
  • Copy of the Lab Report From
  • Graph paper
  • Calculator
  • Five (5) large sheets of paper
  • The Paper Bag Prince by Colin Thompson, Random House, 1997 

School or Group:
Texas State Energy Conservation Office
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Using Energy Wisely.pdf
Located in: Language Arts

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