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In this activity, students collect data and analyze the cost of using energy in their homes and investigate one method of reducing energy use. This activity provides educators and students with the means to connect 'energy use consequences' and 'climate change causes.' Through examining home energy use and calculating both pollution caused by the generation of electricity and potential savings, students can internalize these issues and share information with their families.
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Mitigation of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels Resource Type: Activities Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12) Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change
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