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Draft-O-Meter

Lesson Description:
Students will learn an easy technique to measure the presence of drafts in their homes and classrooms.
Lesson Type:
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Green Building
  • Waste Reduction

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
One class period for activity and one class period for follow-up
Standards Addressed:
National standards: Grades K-4
  • pri-a: 1.b. plan and conduct a simple investigation.
  • pri-a: 1.c. employ simple equipment and tools to gather data and extend the senses.
  • pri-e: 2.e. tools help scientists make better observations, measurements, and equipment for investigations. they help scientists see, measure, and do things that they could not otherwise see, measure, and do.

National standards: Grades 5-8
  • int-a: 1.b. design and conduct a scientific investigation.
  • int-a: 1.c. use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
  • int-b: 2.a. the motion of an object can be described by its position, direction of motion, and speed.
  • int-e: 1.d. evaluate completed technological designs or products.

Materials Needed:
  • Handout included
  • Pencil
  • Tape
  • Plastic food wrap

School or Group:
Energy Education and Workplace Development
Contact Email:
service@greedneducation,com
Notes:
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/lessonplans/plans.aspx?id=229
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf efficiency_draftometer.pdf
Located in: Science

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