Exploring Our Energy Ethics

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Understand different perspectives on energy and environment issues
  • Share views related to statements that deal with ethical issues about energy and the environment
  • Consider the opinions of classmates
  • Reflect on their own ethics related to choices about energy and the environment

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 4 - 7
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Length of Activity

1.5 hours

Materials List

  • Energy and the Environment: The Impacts of Our Energy Use Backgrounder
  • Five sheets of poster board to use as signs. Write one of the following phrases on each sheet: Strongly Agree, Agree, Don’t Know, Disagree, Strongly Disagree.
  • Tape to mark places on a large circle on the classroom floor for the change-your-place lead-in activity. You need as many places as you have learners.

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