Get committed to saving energy by making a pledge and taking action.
Students pledge to take on one energy-saving action and make their commitment known by creating posters to share with the class.
Chart paper and markers
With one minute on the clock, students think of ways we use energy every day. Ask for some examples.
Our energy comes from the world around us (the Earth and the Sun) which means that using energy can impact the environment. Get small groups working together to brainstorm ways we can reduce our impact on the environment by using less energy, and have them write their ideas on chart paper.
Post the ideas up around the room. Choose a few examples and talk about the connection between the energy-saving action and the impact it would have.
Students pick one energy-saving action that they can commit to for the next two weeks (or time frame of your choice) and design and decorate a poster with their personal pledges.
Share pledges as a class and put the posters up in the classroom or hallway.
Over the next two weeks, check in with your students and discuss their pledges, successes and challenges.