Young Voices for the Planet
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5.6 Environmental factors.
Energy decisions are influenced by several factors.
6.2 Conserving energy.
6.6 Behavior and design.
6.8 Calculating and monitoring energy use.
Human use of energy.
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- Video can be used as a hook before teaching about energy efficiency, carbon footprints, or before an energy audit assignment is given to the students.
- This is an example of an action project that involves mathematics, science and technology.
About the Science
- Students present their actions to reduce the energy use of their school and show that in addition to saving money, their efforts also reduced the school's carbon footprint and gave the students a sense that they can personally make a difference in conserving energy and reducing waste.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Seeing peers do energy audits and engage in energy savings for their schools will engage other students; it directly shows how "kids have power".
Technical Details/Ease of Use
- Video is well staged and produced for web use. It has closed-captioned text that can be turned on and off.
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