ERIC Number: EJ1034902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Energy Transformation: Teaching Youth about Energy Efficiency while Meeting Science Essential Standards
Kirby, Sarah D.; Chilcote, Amy G.
Journal of Extension, v52 n1 Article 1IAW2 Feb 2014
This article describes the Energy Transformation 4-H school enrichment curriculum. The curriculum addresses energy efficiency and conservation while meeting sixth-grade science essential standards requirements. Through experiential learning, including building and testing a model home, youth learn the relationship between various technologies and building practices and the influence those items have on energy use. Additionally, youth learn the impact that their individual behaviors on overall energy use and conservation.
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Instruction, Youth Programs, Energy Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Grade 6, Experiential Learning, Conservation Education, Teaching Methods, Academic Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina