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Download the Saving Energy at Home Factsheet

Download the Saving Energy at School Factsheet

Classroom activity

  • Pupils visit www.seai.ie/Power_of_One/to explore ideas for energy saving at home and use what they learn to make a list of energy saving tips and tell people about them with a poster, a leaflet, webpage or social media.
  • Provide other classes with tips on saving and ask them to pledge to make one simple change to save energy at home. Use post-its on a larger sheet of paper to display each classes pledges.
  • Investigate the type of energy being used in school by using the Energy detectives student logbook and wall chart
  • Design a checklist and set up a team to check each classroom for lights left on and other energy wasting actions. At the end of the week reward the classes that are most energy efficient.

RESOURCES

Lesson Plan

  • Use this lesson plan on conducting an energy audit at home from Exploring Our Energy, Chapter five (for 3rd and 4th class) here is about.
  • Use this lesson plan to conduct an energy audit at school from Exploring Our Energy, Chapter five (for 5th and 6th class).
  • Use this lesson plan and video on Measuring and saving energy to measure energy use in school and see how to take meter readings. and how to save energy.

 Websites

  • All you need to know about energy saving at home featuring an energy survey and tips. There is even a free iPhone app to help householders to be more energy efficient.
  • Find out how much energy is used by common household items - from light bulbs to your TV with this appliance calculator.
  • For factsheets, videos and lots of other information on saving energy at school go to the resources section of the Energy in Education website.
  • Read about how schools around Ireland are saving energy

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