Upon completing this lesson the students will identify ways to help conserve energy and water usage.
How could you be more environmentally responsible?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
9, 10, 11, 12
WATER FOOTPRINT ACTIVITY Copy of the Water Footprint Worksheet (for each student)
• Copy of the Energy Audit Worksheet for Each Student
• A Pencil
• A Paper Clip
• A Small Piece of Lightweight Paper (e.g., tissue paper) about 1 inch across and 3 inches long that hangs on a paper clip (See the drawing.)
• A Kill-A-Watt Meter for Each Group (These devices can be purchased. Contact the S.C. Energy Office for details.)
• Commonly Used Small Household Appliances (e.g., hairdryer, toaster, computer, cell phone charger)
• Power Strips
• Graph Paper
• A Calculator
- H.P.3 The student will demonstrate an understanding of how the interactions among objects can be explained and predicted using the concept of the conservation of energy.
- H.P.3A Work and energy are equivalent to each other. Work is defined as the product of displacement and the force causing that displacement; this results in the transfer of mechanical energy. Therefore, in the case of mechanical energy, energy is seen ...
- H.E.3 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the internal and external dynamics of Earth’s geosphere.
- H.E.3B The sustainability of human societies and the biodiversity that supports them requires responsible management of natural resources. Human transformation of the natural environment can contribute to the frequency and intensity of some natural haz...