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Home Energy Quiz
http://www.ctenergyeducation.com//lesson.htm?id=n5hhdyyq

Connecticut Energy Education

Students take a Home Energy Quiz from the Energy Star Program to identify home improvements that could make their homes more energy efficient. The resource includes follow-up information about energy-saving activities to reduce the cost of heating and cooling, supporting the student examination of energy use, energy efficiency and conservation.

Activity takes one class period.

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A combination of strategies is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The most immediate strategy is conservation of oil, gas, and coal, which we rely on as fuels for most of our transportation, heating, cooling, agriculture, and electricity. Short-term strategies involve switching from carbon-intensive to renewable energy sources, which also requires building new infrastructure for alternative energy sources. Long-term strategies involve innovative research and a fundamental change in the way humans use energy.
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Low-income students may feel uncomfortable with costly suggestions for improving home energy loss - adjust accordingly.

About the Science

  • Activity provides ample information that explains why certain actions lead to energy efficiency and contains suggestions for improving the energy efficiency of a home.
  • This is an energy audit from http://www.energystar.gov/.

About the Pedagogy

  • Educators can use this activity as an introduction to a unit on energy, sustainability, or climate.
  • Educators can use this activity when discussing mitigation techniques and to encourage students to think about energy efficiency.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Educator must register and log in to website to access the lesson plan and associated links. This is free and should not hinder the access or use of the activity.
  • The energy quiz is available in the lesson as a pdf-document, but the Energy Star link is expired.

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