Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Green Schools Initiative: School Energy Audit - Student activity
This worksheet and activity can be used in secondary classes as an introduction or complement to a higher level thinking project. The questions asked in the audit get students thinking about simple ways to reduce energy waste, but also about physics and engineering technology concepts such as electricity (circuits) and solar panels.
Question 4 stands out to me as a genius, but often overlooked, method of energy conservation. On a sunny day, why not use the natural lighting in the classroom and turn off overhead lights?
See the activity by clicking here.
For more information about the Green Schools Initiative and other student activities, please see the Green Schools Initiative Website.