Energy Efficient Lighting

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Investigate and identify bulb types and wattage, and make connections with energy use
  • Calculate and think critically about energy use in a given room and resulting greenhouse gas emissions
  • Extrapolate findings from potential savings in one room for a week to that of all the rooms in the building for a week, a month or even a year
  • Establish opinions about the importance of conserving energy and reflect on personal strategies for sustained behaviour change

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 4 - 7
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Length of Activity

5 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Energy and the Environment: The Impacts of Our Energy Use Backgrounder
  • Worksheet 1: Collecting Baseline Data
  • Worksheet 2: Taking Action to Save Energy
  • Worksheet 3: Calculating Energy Savings
  • A variety of bulbs – i.e., compact fluorescent, fluorescent tube, halogen, incandescent, LED
  • Energy Calculator

Online Lesson Format