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Clean Air Campaign: What do Light Bulbs have to do with Air Pollution?

Grade 6

Description:  Students conduct a home energy audit.  Students learn about conserving energy by using certain bulbs. Students will learn how to calculate the amount of CO2 that is emitted from each light bulb. Students will investigate issues associated with the use of compact fluorescent bubs, including recycling. Students will calculate the impact of energy conservation where they live by making small changes in their home.

5 Star Rating:

Likes: There is good technical support for images.  The objectives are good.       

Dislikes: There is a lot of math.  I would cut that part in half.

Helpful Hints: Add an activity that measures the heat (temp) by comparing two different kinds of bulbs.

Missing Elements: N/A

Additional Comments:  The lesson plan has good bones.  I like this kind of lessons where students can understand their choices have an impact.

5 Star Rating:

Likes:  I like that it is broken down into segments so that I could plan for the time element in my classroom. I like the idea that students are learning about what impacts their lives, and how small changes at home can improve our planet.         

Dislikes: N/A

Helpful Hints: N/A

Missing Elements: N/A                                                         

Additional Comments: The fact that it is cross-curricula, integrating science, math and writing into the lesson is a plus.  I also like the fact that there are opportunities for discussion so that the students have opportunity for both creativity and critical thinking skills.