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Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Students use the scientific method to examine school lighting technologies and determine if there are opportunities to save energy and money.
Science, Language Arts, Math
2-4 class periods with follow-up presentations
Handouts included; light meter, two-socket watt meter, poster paper, markers, colored pencils or crayons, tape, one incandescent and one fluorescent light bulb, presentation software, disposable camera, picture CD.
National Standards: 5-8
- INT-A: 1.c. Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
- INT-A: 1.g. Communicate scientific procedures and explanations.
- INT-B: 3.a. Energy is a property of many substances and is associated with heat, light, electricity, mechanical motion, sound, nuclei, and the nature of a chemical.
- INT-E: 1.d. Evaluate completed technological designs or products.