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About Teaching Climate Literacy
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
6.2 Conserving energy.
6.8 Calculating and monitoring energy use.
Human use of energy.
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About the Science
- This video provides an avenue for students to witness from a 13-year-old how he and his family are taking actions to reduce energy consumption in their own home. It explains how a net-zeo home works and includes information about energy efficiency in the home.
- Comments from expert scientist: They mentioned their ability to reduce their energy use by 50%, which is important. In my experience, most homeowners can do this.
About the Pedagogy
- Background information, discussion questions, and a printed transcript accompany the video segment.
- Additional links to learn more about energy are provided in the background information.
- Students may relate to the age of the student narrating the video and might be encouraged to discuss with their parents how they can make changes in their own homes.
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