Find the Phantom Load

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Understand what a phantom load is.
  • Use energy metering technology to identify what the phantom load of different devices is.

Grade Level 

  • Grades 4 - 12
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Length of Activity

2 - 2.5 hours

Materials List

  • Plug in energy meters
  • Different electrical devices decided by the class
  • Copies of the Find the Phantom Load Learner Worksheet

Online Lesson Format