ERIC Number: ED222347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Big E (Energy). 4-H Leader's Guide [for Unit 1].
Caldwell, William; And Others
This guide is designed for leaders of the Nebraska 4-H Energy Project. The goals of the project are to: (1) help young people understand energy problems related to life styles; (2) use energy resources carefully; (3) guide members in choosing their own energy alternatives; and (4) enjoy together the challenges and creativity of finding energy solutions. Included in the guide are general strategies and information about the project and strategies for unit 1 (aimed at 9-11-year-old members). General strategies/information include hints for successful club meetings (work meetings, demonstrations, field trips, exhibits/fairs, and comments on evaluations and judging); characteristics of and general strategies for club members (9-11 year olds: grades 4-6 and 12-14 year-olds: grades 7-9); and lists of energy-related careers and publications to read for discussion, debate, demonstrations, and self-development. Provided specifically for unit 1 are objectives, background information, and instructional strategies for activities in the unit 1 member's booklet. These activities focus on fossil fuels, making an inventory of energy resources, draft detecting/fixing, energy for lighting, natural gas, testing for air leaks, and preparing and playing an energy game similar to frisbee. Strategies for preparing members for material in units 2 and 3 are also provided. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Climate Control, Conservation Education, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Fuels, Heating, Leaders Guides, Learning Activities, Lighting, Utilities
Cooperative Extension Service, University of Nebraska, Ag. Hall, Rm. 116, Lincoln, NE 68583 ($.36 plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska State Energy Office, Lincoln.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Cooperative Extension Service.; Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Inst. of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Identifiers: Energy Education; Nebraska; 4 H Clubs
Note: For related documents, see SE 039 397-400.