Can we save our school money while saving the planet?
Energy is expensive. Plus, using too much energy is bad for the planet. In this project, students will conduct an energy audit of their school to help the planet—and their school’s pocketbook. Then, they will design, test, refine, and share solutions to reduce energy consumption. Finally, students will pitch the costs and benefits of their solutions to stakeholders.
Imagine if thousands of kids just like yours, all around the country, started making smart choices about energy consumption and shared that knowledge with others. What an impact this would have on sustainability!
What’s included in your project?
Here are somes ideas on how your students can collaborate with another class doing High Energy!
Making the Circuit
Lesson 7: Gather support for your action plan by circulating a petition—but do it electrical-style! Draw a “circuit” of your school and pass the petition to the next class, with instructions for them to do the same. The petition must make a complete circuit to come back to your classroom and have real power!
Compare Audit Results
Lesson 6: Compare audit results with another class and ask each other clarifying questions.
Lesson 7: Before presenting to decision-makers, share your presentation with another class.
Swap Tips and Tricks
All Lessons: Swap tips and tricks with another teacher doing this project.