Reflection: Real World Applications Light's Out! Comparing Energy Use - Section 3: Explore

 

 One of the cool things about this lesson is that students can actually take the data and report back to their families on the potential energy savings in their home by converting the type a lightbulb that they are using presently. Bearing in mind  that not all families may have the financial means or commitment or desire to switch their bulbs to compact fluorescent or LED, at least this activity teaches students how to be informed consumers and think about the options and consequence of those options when purchasing items that consume energy for their homes. The same idea could be applied to looking at appliances that don't have an Energy Star rating versus those that do. 

  Making Informed Decisions
  Real World Applications: Making Informed Decisions
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Light's Out! Comparing Energy Use

Unit 5: Energy: Where we get it and how we use it.
Lesson 10 of 13

Objective: SWBAT make a claim from evidence collected on the electrical efficiency of different light bulbs.

Big Idea: Students compare and contrast the electrical output of LED, CFL and incandescent light bulbs.

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