Classroom Energy Audit
Kids spend about a third of their day at school, and use a lot of energy while they are there! People tend to not notice the small ways energy is wasted in classrooms, such as forgetting to turn the lights off, leaving windows open when the air conditioning is on, or blocking the air vents. An energy-efficient classroom is more comfortable and it uses less oil, natural gas, coal, or electricity for heating or cooling. This activity will allow you to explore how your classroom uses energy. At the end of this activity, you will have found ways to save energy in your classroom, which means saving money and helping the environment!