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Other

Description:

In this activity, learners investigate various appliances and electronics, discovering how much energy each uses and how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is released to produce that energy. Learners use a meter to measure the energy use of household appliances and calculate and extrapolate data. Use this activity for any lesson on climate change, energy consumption, and CO2 emissions. Note: the cost of materials includes the cost of one Kill-a-Watt meter.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

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Language:

English

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