LeftNavContentLevel 2 (Grade 3-Grade 5) Inventory Your Environment Create a Habitat FYI! What's a Habitat? Spinning the Food Web Plant ->Prey->Predator FYI! Habitats, Niches, Ecosystems FYI! Forest Ecosystems Create a Terrarium Model a Wetland FYI! Wetland Ecosystems Vacant Lot Ecosystem FYI! The HIPPO Dilemma Tracing Source and Destination Our Natural Resources FYI! Water is Essential Products Growing on Trees Our Natural Resources FYI! Trees are Important Just Plain Dirt Our Natural Resources FYI! Soil Slip-Sliding Away Solar Cooking Our Natural Resources FYI! What is Energy? How Much Water Do We Use? How Much Water Do We Use? How Much Energy Do We Use? How Much Energy Do We Use? Biodiversity in a Lunchbox Food Journal Community Report Card FYI! Remember the HIPPO Ecology Awareness Scavenger Hunt Ecology Poster Design Contest More Activities FYI! Pollution Ecology Awareness Double Puzzle Lesson 18 answer sheet Common Core State Standards National Standards Field Book Additional Resources Certificate of Completion Page ContentLesson 14 How Much Energy Do We Use? Activity: Students will track their energy use for an entire day. By recording their activities, students will be more aware of the energy required in their daily activities and the amount of energy that is wasted. Content Standards Addressed: Common Core State Standards Reproducible: How Much Energy Do We Use? Explain to students that everything we do requires some form of energy. To learn about the amount of energy they use, they'll track (for an entire day) everything they do and the energy that it takes. Encourage them to enlist the help of their families in the activity, as they will be key for its implementation. Take some time to go over the example on the reproducible record sheets and allow for questions. Send the record sheets home and ask students to list each of their activities for the next 24 hours both at home and at school, and record how long they spent doing each. The next day, have students bring their energy use records back to the classroom. Together as a class, using the standard chart on the reproducible, estimate how much electricity and gas each person consumed in a day. Students can add their energy usage together to get a number for the class or find the average. They may also want to multiply the average by the total number of students in the school to get a bigger picture of how much energy they use. Again, encourage a discussion of steps they could take to reduce the amount of energy they use. After implementing these ideas for a few days, have them reassess. How practical are their ideas? Which steps could they make part of their daily lives?