August 13, 2018

Activities

Activities that are part of the Watt Watchers program are listed in the table on this page. You can sort the table by title, short summary, category, or grade by clicking the column label. The filter drop-down menus limit the number of items in the table to only those that meet the specifications listed. You can also click any category or grade to view only those activities in those subcategories. To see all activities, simply click the reset button. Use the search box on this page to search for a particular activity in the table below.

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Water Conservation at Home

Students will learn that even small changes at home can add up to big changes in water savings.

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warm freshly home made smores on a white plate
Solar Oven S’mores Project

In this food-based activity, students will learn about light energy and heat energy by making S’mores in a homemade solar oven.

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Recycling and Reusing Plastic

Students will learn ways to properly recycle and reuse plastic materials.

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Learn What’s Recyclable

In this activity, students will learn about recycling, and how to make materials ready for reuse. Students will be challenged to become the best recycler at home and at school.

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Keep Your Cool Naturally

Students will learn ways to cool their homes naturally in order to save energy – and money.

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Water meters installed on the pipe and sealed
How Much Water Do You Use?

In this activity, students will learn how much water modern homes use by learning how to read a home meter and ways to conserve water usage.

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How Much Waste Do You Make at Home?

Students will learn about the various types of waste families produce at home and can challenge themselves to produce the least amount of waste in their family household.

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Close-up Of A Person Throwing The Leftover Pasta Into The Trash Bin
How Much Food Do You Waste?

Students will track and measure their food consumption over two weeks to learn more about waste and strategies to reduce food waste.

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Gardening with Students
Gardening with Students

This project will teach students how to upcycle and reuse containers to start a garden. Teach kids ways to reuse food by having a discussion about planting leftover food to start plants.

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Colorful Recycle Bins in a Public place
About Recycling

In this activity, students will explore how to evaluate energy related purchases in terms of cost effectiveness.

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Portrait of scientist Nikola Tesla
Who’s Who in Electricity?

The student will connect the contributions of scientists in the field of electricity to the concepts learned in class.

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A group of young children getting on the schoolbus
What’s Your Mode?

Students will calculate fuel mileage of a family car and a school bus to determine which is a more efficient way to get to school.

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Utility Bill Organizer
Utility Bill Organizer

Students will learn about the cost of utilities at home. Students will find out information about where their home energy comes from and make a comparison of cost and use.

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The Pay Me Game
The Pay Me Game

Students will use play money to understand the dollar cost of their energy habits.

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Texas Public Transit and You

The students will discover statistics about public transit and discuss reasons behind those statistics.

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Meter Reading
Meter Reading

Students will learn to read utility meters and compute energy use. After learning to read gas and electric meters, students will then proceed to monitor the energy used in their homes and keep a daily record. At school the information will be compiled and discussed.

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Street with townhouses in the night town
How Much Energy Do You Use?

This activity expands upon the awareness of a student’s energy usage learned in the Energy Home Survey lesson. The students will add math to their information to determine which appliances are energy eaters. They will work on utility math problems and a comparison of the results.

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Home Energy Survey
Home Energy Survey

In this lesson, students will become more aware of their energy use by conducting a home energy survey. They will answer questions to learn about appliances and air leaks in the home. Students will also discuss ways to save energy and develop a plan to start saving energy at home.

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Energy Trip Ticket

Students will learn about wasting energy, conserving energy, energy crisis and what to do about this by doing a hands on, minds on, classroom activity throughout the week.

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Energy Conservation vs. Energy Efficiency: What’s the Difference?
Energy Conservation vs. Energy Efficiency: What’s the Difference?

In this activity, students will create a definition for energy conservation and energy efficiency based on discussion with classmates and input from teacher.

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Cost-Effective Buying

In this activity, students will explore how to evaluate energy related purchases in terms of cost effectiveness.

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Auto Tire Pressure

In this activity, students will use a tire pressure gauge to determine if the tires are properly inflated and learn how under inflated tires effect gas mileage for a vehicle.

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