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Who in a community is responsible for protecting the resources of the community? Is it the elected officials, the individual, or both?
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Students learn about different types of energy sources that produce electricity. They explore how electricity is used, measured, recorded, and calculated while exploring how basic energy conservation and energy efficiency choices can impact their family energy costs and reduce the amount of energy consumption. They develop an action plan for a city to use alternative energy resources and create a presentation as a form of advocacy.
The purpose of this lesson is to show learners how electricity is used, measured, recorded and calculated. Through the use of data collection tables, this lesson will help students realize how much electrical energy their families consume. They will also develop an understanding of renewable and non-renewable resources that are used to produce electricity. The learners will recognize that stewardship of community resources is the careful management of those resources held by a community for its citizens.
This lesson will help the learners understand how basic energy conservation and energy efficiency choices can impact their family energy costs and reduce the amount of energy consumed.
The purpose of this lesson is to increase the learners’ knowledge of various types of renewable energy. The learners will research those resources and develop a plan for an area to implement its energy stewardship.