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ERIC Number: EJ922308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Bingo! Let's Learn about Energy
Derby, Melanie; DeCesare, Carl
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n7 p25-29 Apr 2011
An understanding of energy is critical to today's students, as energy-related spending in the United States tops 500 billion dollars per year (U.S. Department of Energy, 2010). Often, students do not consider where something as common as electricity comes from in order to charge an MP3 player or power a microwave. Students can realize real-world energy tradeoffs in an entertaining manner using a game (as research indicates that games improve learning). This article features Energy Bingo, an energy-related game developed for high school students, that exposes them to conventional and alternative energy sources and asks them to understand the associated advantages and disadvantages. Energy Bingo has been played by various audiences, ranging from elementary school students assisted by high school students to graduate-level college students and adults. The game is simple and cost-effective, requiring only reusable game cards and printable Bingo boards. Additionally, small prizes can be used to motivate the students even further. (Contains 4 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States