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Energy Pathway - Objectives and Learning Outcomes

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Objectives

  • To raise awareness about the importance of monitoring energy consumption by tracking the school's use of gas, electricity or oil
  • To investigate links between energy use and financial cost
  • To investigate links between energy supply, energy use and the potential for environmental damage
  • To establish partnerships with energy providers, helping to put into place effective energy-saving measures
  • To demonstrate that simple low-cost or no-cost measures to conserve energy can be effective and bring about significant savings
  • To consider using alternative sources of energy


Learning Outcomes

Through work with the Energy Pathway, students will:

  • Discuss the importance of renewable and non-renewable resources
  • Understand the processes of energy transfer and conservation
  • Understand the role energy plays in everyday life, at home, school and in transportation choices
  • Understand the links between energy use and carbon dioxide emissions, climate change, and sustainable living
  • Carry out an audit of energy use in the school
  • Suggest ways to make the school and their homes more energy-efficient
  • Collect, interpret and present information
  • Communicate about strategies for energy conservation to a variety of audiences, including other students, parents and the local community
  • Work cooperatively with others

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Green Ribbon Schools

For examples of other activities, check out these suggested actions from the Texas Green Ribbon Schools that align with our pathways.  Activities under the Texas Green Ribbon program can be used for meeting many of the Eco-Schools USA seven step requirements!