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Comparing Light Bulbs

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Description

In this exercise, students will use a light to demonstrate the difference between being energy-efficient and energy-wasteful, and learn what energy efficiency means. After the lesson, they should be able to discuss the following:

* How does using less energy help our environment?

* Do compact fluorescent light bulbs and standard light bulbs create the same amount of light?

* How do you know if one light bulb is more efficient than another light bulb?

* What is one way we can save energy at home?

* Brainstorm: what are other ways we can save energy?

Subject(s):

  • Science

Grade(s):

  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle School (6-8)

Topic(s):

  • Energy

NAAEE Guidelines/Strand(s):

  • Strand 1: Questioning, Analysis & Interpretation Skills
  • Strand 2.1: The Earth as a Physical System
  • Strand 2.4: The Environment & Society


Resource Type(s):

  • Lessons & Activities

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Organization Information

Comparing Light Bulbs

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, District of Columbia
www.eere.energy.gov

Organization Type: Natural Resource Education

Contact:
Billie Newland
U.S. Department of Energy
301-903-8595
Billie.Newland@hq.doe.gov

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