Intermediate students are introduced to the concepts of energy, energy consumption, conservation and efficiency, and the economic and environmental effects of consuming energy. Hands-on activities in this unit use the school as a real-world laboratory to measure energy consumption in the school setting, while quantifying costs and impacts to their budget and their local environment. The lessons build upon one another, allowing students to explore heating and cooling, electricity, and lighting, before culminating in a building-wide audit. The kit includes a Teacher Guide, a class set of 30 Student Guides, and the tools and materials necessary to conduct the activities.
Student and Teacher guides are available for a free PDF download.
School Energy Experts Kit w/ 1 Teacher & 30 Student Guides $375.00
One Teacher & One Student Guide $6.00
Class Set of 30 Student Guides $50.00
Class Set of Consumables $55.00 (currently unavailable for purchase)
School Energy Experts Kit
1 Incandescent bulb
1 Compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL)
1 Light emitting diode bulb (LED)
1 Kill A Watt® meter
5 Sets of radiation cans (2 per set)
10 Lab thermometers
3 Bags of insulating materials (cellulose, packing peanuts, fiberglass batting)
3 Student thermometers
1 Light meter
1 Waterproof digital thermometer
1 Digital humidity/temperature pen (hygrometer)
1 9-volt Battery (for light meter)
1 Infrared (IR) thermometer
5 Respirator Masks
30 Student Guides
NOTE: Class set of consumables currently unavailable for purchase.
Class set of consumables includes:
2 bags of cellulose insulation material
2 bags of fiberglass insulation material
2 bags of packing peanuts
10 respirator masks
Additional energy management materials are available at http://www.need.org/energyefficiencyandconservation.
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