In November, the National Science Teaching Association has a convention for teachers to explore thousands of resources, lesson plans, articles, book chapters, and more. At Watt Watchers of Texas, we want to empower teachers by providing them with a library of student activities that supplement an energy conservation and energy efficiency curriculum. These exercises are designed to reinforce teacher and learning through tangible actions in students’ everyday lives.
Our activities each relate to a topic of either electricity, water, materials, cooling & heating, transportation, and food. We wanted to take some time to highlight an activity called Where Does the Sun Shine. This activity explores the potential of generating electricity from solar power in the United States. Primarily designed for middle school students, this activity shows how natural resources are not evenly distributed across the United States through a series of 15 minute procedures.
As teachers take time to explore resources and develop lesson plans for upcoming semester, Watt Watchers of Texas is here to provide, easy, tangible ways to implement energy conservation and awareness to students anywhere.