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View Resource Green Application Projects (GreenApps): An Hour Without Power

This interdisciplinary classroom exercise from GreenApps at Red Rocks Community College asks students to consider the effects electricity has on our daily lives, and how we depend upon it. Students go without electricity for three separate hours throughout a week, once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once in the evening, and write a journal entry on their experiences and observations,...

View Resource Energy Savers: Homes

Energy-saving activities are on the rise in the United States and around the world, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers for the home website provides helpful guidance to apartment dwellers and homeowners. The Department of Energy believes that all energy-saving efforts make an impact, so they encourage visitors to look for those changes that are feasible for their living situation...

View Resource Green Application Projects (GreenApps): Does Changing a Light Bulb Really Make a Difference?

This interdisciplinary classroom exercise from GreenApps at Red Rocks Community College poses the question: Does switching to energy efficient light bulbs really make a difference? The exercise asks students to complete a hands-on investigation to determine which light bulb type produces the most heat and uses the most energy. Students will take measurements of temperature to estimate energy...

View Resource Energy Efficiency in the Home

Energy Efficiency in the Home was compiled by the University of Florida and provides information pertaining to building and remodeling energy efficient dwellings. The site includes how-to guides and information on creating an energy efficient room, solar and renewable energy, window management for energy conservation, and other useful topics to create a more energy efficient living space.

View Resource How Clean is the Electricity You Use?

This site from the EPA provides a useful Energy Pollution Calculator which will help students and other interested persons calculate the greenhouse gases and other pollutants created from the energy they consume. The calculator determines users' power grid region based on ZIP code and electric utility, compares the fuel mix and air emissions rates of the electricity in users' region to the...

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