A great way to save energy at home is to find out where and how we use it every day. An energy survey gives your students the information they need to be able to take action on saving energy.
Give each student a copy of the “Home energy survey” and review it with them. They’ll complete the survey on the first page with their families and then bring it back to school.
Review the survey results in class. Ask the students if they discovered anything surprising.
Remind your students to keep the results in mind as they complete page 2 of the worksheet. The objective is for them to identify three actions: one they’ll start, one they’ll stop and one they’ll continue. Have students discuss their ideas with a partner, then share them with the class.
List all the ideas on the board. Get your students to group the ideas and come up with categories for their groupings.
Next, get your students brainstorming ideas for a campaign that could help raise awareness of the ideas on the board. Some examples are:
Assign students to groups and ask each group to choose a campaign type to work on. They can use the “Planning for action” worksheet to start designing a campaign:
Have the groups present their ideas to the class.