ERIC Number: ED222356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Energy Conservation in the Home. A Basic Teaching Unit on Energy. Revised.
McDermott, Hugh, Ed.; Scharmann, Larry, Ed.
Recommended for grades 7-9 science and/or social studies classes, this 8-10 day unit provides students with experiences in conserving energy through small conservation activities and practices. The unit consists of 11 activities with rationale, objectives, and instructional strategies provided for each activity. Students are given information on various energy conservation practices (adding insulation to homes; caulking and weatherstripping around doors, windows, and cracks; and proper upkeep of homes and appliances) as well as specific ways they can achieve greater conservation of limited resources. Students are also provided with opportunities to read electric and gas meters, to develop skills and ways to identify energy efficient appliances, and to bring information on some or all topics home for further investigation. The latter allows them to be energy conscious of their environmental surroundings as well as to transmit energy conservation information and practices to others. A list of process skills fostered in the unit, advanced teacher preparation, and evaluation suggestions are provided in the introduction. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Electrical Appliances, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Merchandise Information, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Utilities
Nebraska Energy Office, Extension Division Chief, P. O. Box 95085, Lincoln, NE 68509 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Energy Office, Lincoln.
Identifiers: Energy Education; Nebraska
Note: Original writers, John Masonbrink, R. Doug Martin, and Robert Starr. For related documents, see ED 179 395 and SE 039 406-416.