How many times have you used electricity today? If you don’t know, chances are your students don’t either. Yet, how we use electricity has a profound impact on our environment. More than three-quarters of electricity in the U.S. is generated using fossil fuels— non-renewable resources that are unsustainable for energy production in the long-term.
These lesson plans, videos, and related resources help students to understand how they use electricity every day and how they contribute to the growing demand for electricity. Ideally, students will become more aware of the importance of their choices and how they can make a difference.
You Have the Power
Want to help curb the use of fossil fuels and the process of ocean acidification? Saving energy is an answer. This Action Guide will walk you through the process of conducting an energy audit and then creating, implementing and documenting an energy conservation plan. Get started right away, because when it comes to saving energy at school or at home, you have the power!