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The Air Around Us

Lesson Description:
Students will do the following:
  • Actively listen to audio information using internet resources
  • Investigate ways to save electricity at home
  • Read a graph to obtain information
  • Create a class save electricity tips sheet
  • Analyze the results of their energy saving efforts

Lesson Type:
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Waste Reduction

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Standards Addressed:
Mathematics Standard 6. Understands and applies basic and advanced concepts of statistics and data analysis
  • Level II [Grade: 3-5]
  • Understands that data represent specific pieces of information about real-world objects or activities
  • Reads and interprets simple bar graphs, pie charts, and line graphs

Technology Standard 3. Understands the relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual
  • Level II [Grade: 3-5]
  • Knows that technologies often have costs as well as benefits and can have an enormous effect on people and other living things
  • Understands that technology may affect the environment both negatively and positively (e.g., a mass transit system may both reduce the number of cars in an area, but also cause harm to wildlife in the area)

Language Arts Standard 1. Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process
  • Level II [Grade: 3-5]
  • Uses strategies (e.g., adapts focus, point of view, organization, form) to write for a variety of purposes (e.g., to inform, entertain, explain, describe, record ideas)

Standard 4. Gathers and uses information for research purposes
  • Level II [Grade: 3-5]
  • Uses strategies to compile information into written reports or summaries (e.g., incorporates notes into a finished product; includes simple facts, details, explanations, and examples; draws conclusions from relationships and patterns that emerge from data from different sources; uses appropriate visual aids and media)

Materials Needed:
  • Paper
  • Learning logs

School or Group:
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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf theAirAroundUs.pdf
Located in: Math

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