Energy Efficiency Makes a Difference

Students will consider their energy and carbon footprint by conducting a home energy audit.


SEEd ESS.4.4 Evaluate design solutions for a major global or local environmental problem based on one of Earth’s systems. Define the problem, identify criteria and constraints, analyze available data on proposed solutions, and determine an optimal solution. Examples of major global or local problems could include water pollution or availability, air pollution, deforestation, or energy production. (ESS3.C, ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C)

Lesson Performance Expectations

  1. Any energy-efficient technologies available for visuals such as a CFL, LED, incandescent bulb, charger, converter box, power strip, smart strip, programmable thermostat, aerator, high-efficiency showerhead, weather stripping, insulation, or an example of water flow measurement bag or container.
  2. Internet access and device per student to use for research.