Students monitor and chart their energy conservation at home over the course of time.
Skills supporting learning standards: participating in group discussions
The Splice Girls want to challenge your students to conserve energy. Share these tips with your students and then distribute the worksheet. Have students monitor their energy conservation habits for four weeks.
Conservation Tips for Kids
- TURN IT OFF
Be mindful of how long the lights, TV, computer, and other appliances have been left on, and turn them off when you leave the room.
- UNPLUG IT
That cell phone charger is using electricity, even if the phone isn't attached to it. If you aren't charging your phone, unplug the charger!
- USE THE SUN
On hot days, close blinds and curtains. It will help your home stay cooler. On cold days, keep window coverings open and let the sun help keep your home warmer.
- SAVE WATER
With all the washing we do—clothing, dishes, our bodies—we use a lot of water. Save the energy it takes to heat water by taking shorter and cooler showers.