ERIC Number: ED228039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Energy Conservation Education. An Action Approach. Grades 4-9.
Zamm, Michael; Samuel, Barry C.
Seventeen lessons are provided in this curriculum designed to involve students (grades 4-9) in energy conservation. The lessons are presented in four parts. The three lessons in part I are intended to give students a preliminary conceptual framework for energy conservation and to motivate them to participate in the conservation-action projects which follow. Part II consists of one lesson, an electricity conservation project for the classroom. Students sharpen mathematical skills while learning how much electricity daily classroom lighting consumes and how much could be saved by reducing lighting. The three lessons in part III take the student's lessons in the classroom electricity project and enrich them with experiences in the school building, neighborhood, and home. The remaining 10 lessons and activities in part IV are meant to directly or indirectly reinforce the attitudes, actions, and concepts developed in the first three parts of the curriculum, but which can stand alone as meaningful educational activities. Topics include electricity, energy forms/conservation, alternative energy models, energy careers, and the history of energy. Although the curriculum is basically geared for grades 4-9, teachers of early childhood and high school grade levels will also find specific lessons or experiences adaptable to their classes. (JN)
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Career Exploration, Conservation Education, Electricity, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Lighting, Power Technology, Solar Energy
New York State Energy Office, Office of Communications, Two Rockefeller Plaza, Albany, NY 12223 (free upon written request).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Energy Office, Albany.
Authoring Institution: Council on the Environment of New York City, NY.