Knowing Energy: How Intense is Your Electricity Usage?

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Develop an understanding in reading household energy bills
  • Calculate their homes energy intensity and compare it to the nation’s average

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 3 - 12
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Length of Activity

1 - 2 hours

Materials List

  • General Overview Guide
  • How Intense is Your Electricity Usage? Learner Worksheet
  • How Intense is Your Electricity Usage? Learner Worksheet Answer Key
  • Energy bills (learners will need them from their guardians’ house if possible)
  • If learners are to complete level 2, they will also need one gas bill

Online Lesson Format