Introduction to Energy unit. Students will complete the energy content knowledge and attitude and behavior pretest assessments.
Students will calculate their personal and household energy consumption on an Energy Audit spreadsheet and analyze their energy consumption patterns. Students will understand that they use energy for many purposes including: lighting, heating, transportation, entertainment, food preparation, cleaning, and communications. Students will describe ways they can reduce both their personal energy use and their household energy use.
Students will be introduced to different energy terms and conversion factors (joules, watts, kilowatts, kilowatt/hours, and BTUs).
Day 4: Energy Concept MapStudents will be introduced to sources of energy (sun, moon, and earth) using a graphical representation. Students will then be introduced to potential and kinetic forms of energy.