Energy Auditing: Grades 6-8
Students are introduced to key energy system concepts, including the difference between electrical power and electrical energy, energy sources, power plant generation, energy efficiency, energy conservation, energy auditing, and data analysis. Students complete hands-on activities and labs that explore the fundamentals of energy and energy conservation. Students conduct an appliance and lighting energy audit at their school to determine opportunities for reducing energy usage through conservation and efficiency. Students conduct a walk-through audit and then analyze their findings to develop and implement an Energy Conservation Action Plan.