Building Buddies (6 lessons)

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K-4 , 5-8


Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Buildings, Energy Basics


These activities explore energy use and conservation using the school as a learning laboratory and the home as a means to extend new knowledge. Lessons include:

  • Introduction
  • Energy We Use at Home and School
  • Investigating Energy Use at School
  • Investigating Energy Use at Home
  • Power Bill Analysis
  • Energy Wasters

Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, Technology

Plan Time

Five to twenty class periods, plus time for out of class activities and on-going monitoring.


Handouts and other materials needed detailed within curriculum guide.


Standards are listed at the beginning of the curriculum guide.


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Lesson Plans/Activity

Building Buddies (6 lessons): Teacher Guide
Building Buddies (6 lessons): Student Guide