Topic: Energy Basics
Owner: National Energy Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy
The Energy Awareness Quiz is an activity to determine students’ awareness of critical energy issues. The Student Activity Sheets can provide basic information about students’ backgrounds in energy and can be used to highlight the severity of greenhouse effects.
Students will identify their level of knowledge about energy issues and calculate the CO2 emissions caused by their lifestyles. They will then formulate a plan to reduce and/or counteract their emissions.
Class discussion follows on issues involved with energy use in the United States and other countries and our role in climate change.
The curriculum is math and science, the plan time is one class period and material handouts include calculators.