Energy & Climate Action Audit – Grade 8 to 11 – The Economy of Energy

Activity Introduction

An audit is a technique that through unbiased exploration helps establish the baseline levels of a particular facet of an organisation (your school in this case). Once baseline has been ascertained, you can move to improve wherever you fell short. To perform an environmental audit, one is required to investigate, measure, analyse and evaluate our environment, in an unbiased way using a resource or activity. Four methods are presented in the lesson plan. You have the option of using one or all four methods.

Grade: 8 - 11

Prior Knowledge: Basic mathematical skills (terminology and methods explained on the worksheet)

Resources Required: Energy audit worksheets, pens/pencils

Key Concepts & Skills: Energy & Electricity in South Africa, Numeracy, Recording, Interpreting, Planning, Creativity & Innovation, Communicating, Collaborating

Assessment Task (If Applicable): No

Extra Notes: Part of the lesson is outside so is weather dependent. Safety issues regarding electricity should be discussed prior to the lesson.

Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours

Level of teacher facilitation: Moderate

Curriculum links: Mathematics – Basic Operations; Social Sciences (Geography) – Resource Use and Sustainability; Natural Sciences – Energy and Change

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