Energy Awareness Quiz
In this activity, students will identify their level of knowledge about energy issues and calculate the CO2 emissions caused by their lifestyles. They will then formulate a plan to reduce and/or counteract their emissions. Class discussion follows on issues involved with energy use in the United States and other countries and our role in climate change.
1. Distribute the Energy Awareness Quiz.
2. Have students take the quiz and discuss the correct answers given below. Ask them what answers they disagree with and what answers surprise them.
3. Tell students that the environmental problem that gets the most attention these days is global warming and the greenhouse effect. Ask students to list ways that everyone contributes to the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere.
4. Have students complete How Much CO2 Do You Spew? Debrief with the following questions:
a. What changes, if any, would students consider making in their consumption habits after doing this activity?
b. What statements can students make about our consumption and GHG production as compared with other countries? (It is much higher than most countries’.)
c. Which energy topics would students like to find out more about?
Energy Awareness Quiz and Answers can be found in the attached document
-Handouts (located in the attached document) -Calculators
Source:National Energy Foundation
Resource Type:Lesson Plan
Subject(s):Mathematics, Geography, Visual Arts, Social Studies, Environmental Studies,
Topic:Energy Generation, Energy Use and Conservation, Renewable Energy,
Grade: 9 10 11 12
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