Electricity Audit of Your Home

Grade Level: 9 – 12

Students Will:

  • Complete an electricity audit of one room in their home during one week.
  • Extrapolate their energy use for one year and calculate carbon dioxide, SOx and NOx production resulting from coal-fired powerplant electricity production.
  • Evaluate and look for ways to reduce their energy use.

Activity Material:

Electricity_Audit_of_Your_Home

Additional Material:

Powerpoint presentation on electricity saving project created by Sara Krauskopf.

Global Warming 101

Grade Level: 3 – 12
Activity Summary:

  • The Global Warming101 Lesson Plans help students master the requisite background information on global climate change processes, the importance of the Arctic to global climate, the potential effects of global warming in the Arctic, and consider what could/should be done in response. They also help students communicate about the issue using communication strategies.

Activity Material:
http://willstegerfoundation.org/index.php/educator-resource-binder

[Materials provided by Will Steger Foundation and is free for download with simple online registration]

Climate Change and Ski Resorts

Grade Level: 6 – 12
Students Will:

  • Learn how climate change is affecting ski resorts in Europe and how they are adapting.
  • Use data from Wisconsin ski resorts to investigate whether similar trends are occurring in Wisconsin.
  • Develop plans to adapt ski resorts for functioning in a warmer climate.

Activity Material:
Climate Change and Ski Resorts Student Worksheet (Word)
Required Readings:

  1. European ski resorts and climate change
  2. Global warming forces European ski resorts to offer summer sports – Telegraph
  3. Climate change and recreation