Lesson

Energy/Water Use Audit

Lesson Overview

Upon completing this lesson the students will identify ways to help conserve energy and water usage.

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

How could you be more environmentally responsible?

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Subject(s):

Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

9, 10, 11, 12

Science

WATER FOOTPRINT ACTIVITY Copy of the Water Footprint Worksheet (for each student) 

ENERGY AUDIT

• 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.)

KILL-A-WATT ACTIVITY

• 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

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Lesson Created By: GeorgiLucas

Lesson Partners: The South Carolina Energy Office