Energy Walkabout

In this activity learners work in pairs or small groups to apply knowledge of energy-wise habits to evaluate energy use in their school and make recommendations for improved efficiency. Students create and use an energy audit tool to collect data and present recommendations to their class. Further communication at the school and district level is encouraged.

Go To:

National Energy Foundation
US Department of Energy
Activity takes two class periods. Camera is essential for this activity.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Instructors will need to have a plan to effectively monitor students as they move around the school building to conduct their audit.

The two extension activities provided will enrich the learning across the curriculum (language arts/multimedia).

The Energy Audit Checklist is also very strong and will help students focus on common opportunities for saving energy.

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