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.
Help foster chart reading and comprehension with this activity about energy conservation.
Skills supporting learning standards: analytical thinking, listening comprehension, problem-solving
1. Tell students that energy is a resource, so it is important to conserve energy and use only what we need. Share with them these tips for energy conservation:
- Turn off lights when you are not in the room.
- Unplug your chargers when not charging.
- Turn off video games, computers, and appliances when not in use.
- During the cooler months, open the curtains for light during the day.
- Take shorter and cooler showers—don't waste hot water.
- Keep the refrigerator door closed until you decide what you want.
2. Distribute the student worksheet. Have students use the clues to solve the puzzle.
Carlos (Westchester, turn off lights, blue & orange), Serena (Bronx, shut fridge door, green & white), Darren (Brooklyn, unplug chargers, yellow & red), Amy (Queens, turn off video games, black & gold)