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Lesson 3: Lighten Up- A Personal Energy Audit

Authored by Facing the Future

60 minutes
Primary subjects: 
Science
Grade: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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Students begin by considering the impacts of energy use on society, economy, and environment. Students then investigate their own energy use by performing a personal energy audit. In reflection, students identify ways they can conserve energy or use energy more efficiently in their daily lives.

Key objectives for students
Demonstrate their attitudes and beliefs about energy use and conservation
Identify and record appliances at home that require electricity
Calculate their personal consumption of electricity
Read an electric bill
Identify behaviors and technology that can help reduce personal electricity use
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