Energy InvestigationReference ID: E420
Reducing energy use saves natural resources and can save your school money. The Energy Investigation will help you find out what uses the most energy at your school and ways that energy is wasted. It will help you find ways to save energy to make your school more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Sustainable practices are those which meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Interested in learning how your school can become a certified Nebraska Green School? Visit the Nebraska Green Schools course. Also, read about the program in the Pathways Blog.
Electricity Generation in NebraskaNebraska Public Power Generation Map
The Power of WindHow is electricity made from wind?
The Power of the SunHow is electricity generated from the sun?
Fossil FuelsHow is electricity made from burning fossil fuels?First of all, how are fossil fuels formed? These fuels were formed many hundreds of millions of year...
Combustion GasesHow is electricity made from combustion gases?
The Power of WaterHow is electricity made from moving water?
Toolkit for StudentsGreen Schools Tool Kit: Students will need diagnostic tools to investigate energy usage and efficiency at their school. A few of the it...
Tool kit VideoDiscover how to use the tools to collect data around your school.
Lighting CalculatorEstimate how much carbon and money can be saved when you switch from incandescent lightbulbs to compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) lightbulbs!Lighti...
Battle of the BulbsBattle of the Bulbs activity
How much electricity does a toaster use? How about a T.V. or a cell phone charger? Investigation how much electricity an item uses, whether it's on or off, can help us make better decisions and save energy.