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1 Understanding Energy A Lesson Plan for the: 1

2 Introduction: Trivia Please name 3 renewable energy sources. Possible Answers: Solar, Hydropower, Wind, Biofuel, Geothermal, Wave 2

3 Introduction: Trivia Please name 3 non-renewable energy sources. Possible Answers: Coal, Natural Gas, Petroleum, Nuclear 3

4 Introduction: Trivia What type of energy do Americans use more? A. Renewable B. Non-renewable Answer: B: Non-renewable 4

5 Introduction: Trivia Which of the following appliances uses the most electricity? A. Xbox B. Toaster C. Clock Radio D. Hairdryer Answer: D. Hairdryer 1510 Watts A. Xbox 185 Watts B. Toaster 831 Watts C. Clock Radio 4 Watts 5

6 Introduction: Trivia What is the name of our local utility company? A. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) B. Imperial Irrigation District (IID) C. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) D. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Answer: A. SDG&E 6

7 Introduction: Trivia What is the primary energy source used to generate electricity in the United States? A. Hydropower B. Natural Gas C. Coal D. Solar Answer: C. Coal 7

8 Introduction: Trivia What is the easiest way to save energy? A. Stop playing video games. B. Unplug your refrigerator. C. Turning off the lights. D. Take cold showers. Answer: C – Turning off the Lights 8

9 Introduction: Trivia What is the unit of power used to measure electricity? A. Byte B. Joule C. Kilometer D. Watt Answer: D Watt 9

10 Introduction: Trivia What is the layout of an electric distribution system called? A. Pathway B. Grid C. Puzzle D. Trail Answer: Grid 10

11 Introduction: Trivia What is a kilowatt-hour? A. the amount of energy used to run a car for one hour B. a unit of energy equal to the work done by a power of 1000 watts operating for one hour C. the longest hour of your life D. a measurement of how many kilograms of water we use in one hour Answer: B: a unit of energy equal to the work done by a power of 1000 watts operating for one hour 11

12 What is Energy? Energy is the ability to work. Energy is used when we move something, lift something, warm something, or light something. 12

13 Sources of Energy Non-renewable EnergyRenewable Energy CoalSolar Oil (Petroleum)Wind Natural GasHydropower NuclearGeothermal Biofuels 13

14 Oatmeal Activity Everyone get into one long line. With a bucket below you (to collect the falling oats), pass one large handful of oatmeal down the line. What happens to the oatmeal that is passed on? 14

15 Why Save Energy? Smaller energy bill = more money in your pocket Less electricity less coal + natural gas fewer GHGs a healthier and cleaner environment! Save the environment now…save your wallet later! Family energy challenge? 15

16 How you can save energy: Behavioral Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Unplug devices once theyre finished charging. Wear a snuggie! Shut water off while youre brushing your teeth. Shorten showers! Wash your laundry in cold water. Hang dry your clothes rather than put them in the dryer. 16

17 How you can save energy: Technical Use power strips to reduce phantom loads. Switch your incandescent light bulbs out for CFLs or LEDs. Dim your lights. Purchase a low-flow shower head and toilet. Adjust water heater settings. 17

18 Demonstration Everyone pay attention up front to a display of various lights. 18 Incandescent Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Light-emitting Diode (LED)

19 Possible Career Paths The green job field is growing! 19 Green Careers Paths: Environmental Policy Environmental Engineer Environmental Planners Environmental Education Energy Management Agricultural Technician Environmental Design & Construction Environmental Conflict Resolution And Many More…

20 Thank You! Any questions? Please complete our survey! 20


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