Energy Background Information

Before you start teaching the learners about energy metering technology, it may be helpful to teach them about energy and have them understand some of the basics of understanding energy and why they should be more energy efficient. Here are some links as background information to help your learners heighten their understanding of energy use.
Kilowatt and Kilowatt Hour Explained
Source: Fleetcarma If you are wondering what the difference is between a kilowatt and a kilowatt hour, this is a a great resource.

Taking Action: Personal Energy Use Backgrounder
Source: GreenLearning This backgrounder is great to have students think about their energy use and the actions they can personally take to reduce it.

How Much is a Kilowatt of Energy?
Source: Direct Energy This is a great infographic that shows exactly what a kWh is, and what can be powered by a single kWh.

How to calculate a kWh of Energy
Source: Wiki How This is a great background piece to understanding exactly how to calculate a kWh.

Saving Electricity Helps the Environment
Source: Save On Energy Why should students care about saving energy? This provides some good background information as to why they should care and become good energy managers.

What is a GHG and Why Should We Reduce Them?
Source: YouTube visual by CarbonVisuals This short video provides a great example as to why saving Greenhouse gases is important.