ERIC Number: ED259889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Energy Conservation Experiments You Can Do...from Edison.
Thomas Alva Edison Foundation, Southfield, MI.
Background information, lists of materials needed, and procedures are provided for 11 energy conservation experiments. They include: (1) five experiments on heating and cooling (investigating how insulation works, investigating how weatherstripping works, investigating how storm windows work, building a draftometer, and letting sun heat a house); (2) two experiments involving hot water (determining if one should take a shower or a bath and investigating how a little drip can mean a big energy waste); (3) three experiments on appliances and lighting (investigating if a clothes dryer wastes energy, helping a refrigerator work efficiently, and investigating energy-efficient lighting in a home); and one solar energy experiment involving a sun-powered hot dog cooker. Also included is information on the sources of coal, oil, and gas, and on how to read electric and gas meters. (JN)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Electrical Appliances, Elementary School Science, Energy, Energy Conservation, Energy Education, Fuels, Heating, Intermediate Grades, Science Education, Science Experiments, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Solar Energy
Thomas Alva Edison Foundation, 21000 West 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075 ($.75 each; 3 for $2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas Alva Edison Foundation, Southfield, MI.