The Power of Green program reinforces language arts, math, and science skills while exploring tips for conserving energy and recycling, and teaching about electric and gas safety.
Encourage students to research and brainstorm ways to conserve energy.
Skills supporting learning standards: vocabulary development, writing informative/explanatory text, reading comprehension, conducting research
In this activity, students will learn energy-saving tips. They will then research additional ways to conserve energy and convey their findings in a question-and-answer format.
To start, ask students:
- What do you use electricity and energy for every day?
- On average, what do you think uses the most energy in a home? (Heating is the highest use of energy. Students will discover other uses of energy on the activity sheet.)
- Why do you think it’s important to save energy? (Conserving energy can help the environment.)
- What are some things you do to save energy?
Next, make copies of the student reproducible and hand them out to students. Read the page together and discuss the energy-saving tips. Ask students:
- Did any of the tips surprise you?
- Do you practice any of these tips?
After reading the page, have students work with a partner to research additional energy-saving tips and write their own Q&A to present their findings. Students can perform their interviews for the class.