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Energy Efficiency

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    < 1 hour

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    A Little Messy

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    Materials or Fees

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    intermediate

Question and Wonder:

  • Where do you think your home uses the most energy? Why do you think that?
  • What are some clues to energy being used?

Imagine and Design:

  • Create a list of the places in your home that you think use energy.
  • With your camera, go around to the places on your list and capture what you observe. Maybe it is a leaky faucet, or warm sunlight coming through a window.

Test and Discuss:

  • Go through your pictures of items you captured in your home that use energy.
  • What could you do or test to reduce that energy usage? Maybe you put an empty container to capture the water that drips from the faucet or hang a curtain to block the warm sunlight coming in.

Did you Know?

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