Student-driven interactive modules, for use in and outside of class.
Mission (A) It's Personal: How water and energy shape my life
Objective: I can describe the unique water and/or energy context of my community
Mission (B) Student Knowledge Self-Assessment
Objective: I can identify my current actions and beliefs related to water and energy
Mission (C) Real STEM Heroes
Objective: I can compare and contrast my own interests and aspirations with that of a real STEM professional
Mission (D) Your Estimated Use vs. Your Actual Use
Objective: I can predict how much water and energy my home consumes and identify potential opportunities to be more efficient
Mission (E): Locate and Document Your Meter(s)
Objective: I can find the utility meters at my home and draw/take a picture of their meter face
Mission (F) Log in and Accurately Record a Reading
*Power tip 1: Focus on reading YOUR meter, not trying to read every type of meter
*Power tip 2: Work in small groups with others tracking the same type of meter
Next Milestone: establish a baseline
Objective: I can record enough data from my meter(s) -- usually at least three readings -- to establish a baseline of my home / school's "typical" consumption. When I run my experiment this baseline will help me evaluate the effect of my action(s).
Mission (G) Comparing to Evaluate your Consumption
Develop context around your baseline usage numbers.
Objective: I can model my usage against independent variables to help me identify patterns to better understand how efficiently my home or school already operates. Optional variables to be investigated include: number of occupants, day of the week, time of day, age of the building, outside temperature, typical use in the region.
Mission (H) Home and School Audit Investigations
Objective: I can formulate hypothesis about
- how water, natural gas, and/or electricity are uniquely used at my home and/or school;
- what might be smart opportunities to use water, natural gas, and/or electricity more efficiently
Mission (I) Design Your Experiment
Objective: I can design an experiment that measures the affect of an efficiency action(s) or behavior(s) that I will implement
Optional: Mission (J) Stronger Together - Whole class Energy Challenge
Capstone - savings from small behavior changes add up when we do them together -- lots of times!
Objective: As individuals and as a class, we can see how our collective actions and habits add up to have big impacts.
Mission (K) How will you communicate your findings?