Energy Transformation: Teaching Youth About Energy Efficiency While Meeting Science Essential Standards
This article describes the Energy Transformation 4-H school enrichment curriculum. The curriculum addresses energy efficiency and conservation while meeting sixth-grade science essential standards requirements. Through experiential learning, including building and testing a model home, youth learn the relationship between various technologies and building practices and the influence those items have on energy use. Additionally, youth learn the impact that their individual behaviors on overall energy use and conservation.
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Kirby, S. D., & Chilcote, A. G. (2014). Energy Transformation: Teaching Youth About Energy Efficiency While Meeting Science Essential Standards. The Journal of Extension, 52(1), Article 28. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss1/28