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sustainable energy at home

A presentation for 5-8th graders about sustainability at home
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Judith Cardona

on 21 December 2012

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University of California, Merced
Energy Service Corps. Sustainable Behavior at Home Who are we? Pre- Let’s test what you know…
CFL light bulbs last how much longer than incandescent light bulbs?
a. Twice as long
b. 5 times as long
c. 10 times as long What is energy? 1) Please before you start
answering, do Not forget to put you name on the quiz! 2) Drinking/ using tap water is
better for the environment than
drinking/using bottled water.
a. True
b. False 3. What is the number one energy source for producing electricity in the U.S?
a. Gasoline
b. Coal
c. Nuclear 4. When you turn off an appliance, it stops using electricity.
a. True
b. False 5. What makes up the largest energy use in a one-family home?
a. Lighting
b. Heating and Cooling
c. The Refrigerator Nonrenewable: Energy comes
from two kinds of resources: oil Coal gas Nonrenewable Resources In a family home the largest energy use comes from cooling and heating. Renewable Water Oil Products Plastics
Water bottles
Only 10% of water bottles are recycled
Nearly half of bottled water is tap water!
Tap water is better than bottled water! Wind Solar power Discussion time! More than 90%? of energy comes from nonrenewable resources! Over 90% of coal mined in the U.S. today is used to make electricity it is the number one energy source used to produce electricity! Nuclear energy Let's save energy! Energy
Conservation 1) Turn off electronics 2) Reduce the amount of energy consumed 3) Utilize energy star appliances 4) Limit use of lights during the day Secondary source of energy!
Coal is the #1source to produce energy! 5. Switch from incandescent to CFL bulbs. Many appliances and electronics continue to use energy when turned "off," producing "energy leaks" that account for five percent of the total U.S. homes’ electricity use. •CFL’s use about 1/3 of a comparable incandescent bulb and last up to 10 times longer *When you turn electronics off they stop using electricity Solution to Energy Problems Use energy star appliances Turn down heat or air conditioning 30% of the energy used in a household is used for heating and cooling, the largest portion of your energy bill. 1. CFL light bulbs last how much longer than incandescent light bulbs?

a. Twice as long

b. 5 times as long

c. 10 times as long 2. Drinking/ using tap water is better for the environment than drinking/using bottled water.

a. True

b. False Post- 3.What is the number one energy source for producing electricity in the U.S?
a. Gasoline
b. Coal
c. Nuclear 4. When you turn off an appliance, it stops using electricity.

a. True

b. False 5. What makes up the largest energy use in a one-family home?

a. Lighting

b. Heating and Cooling

c. The Refrigerator What are some ways one can help make a difference? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAGOI4oHWQM
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