Northeast Minnesota Virtual Industry Tour Classroom Lesson Plan
Utilities: The Cost of Using Energy
GRADE LEVEL: 5-8 (9-12)
ACADEMIC SUBJECT(S) MOST APPROPRIATE FOR ACTIVITY:
English Language Arts, Family and Consumer Science, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Education
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
TIME TO COMPLETE: 1-3 50 Minute Periods
Students calculate the cost of energy used by various products found in the home and at school. Calculating energy costs and comparing the costs of buying and operating standard and energy-efficient products enables students to make informed choices when purchasing products that use energy.
Students will be able to:
- calculate the cost of energy used by various products; and
- compare the costs of buying and operating lights and appliances.
Provided by a joint venture between JET, True North Stars Perkins Consortium, IRRRB, and Story North Productions to be used with the Northeast Minnesota Virtual Industry Tour Project, Utilities Sector.