Plugged in to CO2

In this classroom activity, students measure the energy use of various appliances and electronics and calculate how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is released to produce that energy.

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Lisa Gardiner
Marie Johnson
Jonathan Hoffman
Windows to the Universe
Activity takes about one to two class periods. Kill-a-watt meter and test appliances are needed for the activity.

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Requires a kill-a-watt meter.

The educator needs to bring appliances into the classroom for the students to measure.

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