|Science Across The World|
Electricity that powers our homes in most
countries comes from nonrenewable energy sources. These nonrenewable
sources however are decreasing at an alarming rate.Before these
resources are depleted, man must starts to use other sources that are
This website deals with energy at home and
renewable energy. This webpage concentrates on the usage of electrical
consumption in the student's household and how its consumption is
compared with his friends in the local community, and perhaps in other
community. The findings can be posted and share with other countries as
knowledge across the globe. It will also provides some useful
information, links and activities to renewable energy sources.
Super Energy Apocalypse
Using energy at home (Instructions)
This module has six sections and each section requires you to carry out some fun and investigating activities.
What is energy?
This section draws the attention of the student towards the fundamental sources of energy. It starts with a fun cross-word puzzle.
How is energy use at home?
This section concentrates on the uses of electrical energy at home and how the energy cost spent by each appliance/device. It also motivates the student to save electricity take may eventually lead to change of life-style. In this section, students may relate with other issues like “carbon footprint” and “green-house effect”
This section gives the opportunity for the students to visualize different energy consumption in their household by drawing pie-charts and suggesting ways to minimize the usage and energy consumption.
This section deals with an important component in every household, the light bulb. Here the student is given different common light bulbs and are to work in a group collaboratively. The students are to gather some important information about each of the different types of light bulb and discuss and explain why a certain type of bulb is preferred.
This section gives the students to role play as a house builder. It
challenged the student to find a best solution to create an energy
saving house. This activity requires the students to defend and explain
why his decision on the house is built as such. [Click here
to download presentation file- work best in PPT2003] For
online disscussion, please click on
this link to "wall" your ideas.
For further instruction, please click the
[Click here to download presentation file- work best in PPT2003] For online disscussion, please click on this link to "wall" your ideas. For further instruction, please click the manual.
This section merely gives the student an opportunity to sum-up what he has learned and how his new knowledge can realistically be carried out so as to have an impact to the people around him or her.
Objectives of the module are:
v to enable the students to list the different types of non-renewable energy and renewable energy
v to guide the students to calculate the energy consumption at home
v to motivate the students to realize the important of energy usage from various perspective through discussion
v to compare the energy consumptions of different types of appliances use at home
v to calculate the impact of using energy star appliances
v to discuss how the each household are able to consume less energy
v To provide a progressive pathway in which energy is used, from personal to local, from local to other countries and its impact in the global scale.
In Malaysia, most households use mainly the three types of bulbs to light up homes and may not be the same in your country. Share your experience on the mode of lighting that is common in your country.
Prior knowledge and skills
This module is designed for use by students in the age range of 14 to 17 years. It is assumed that they have already being taught on the topic Energy in general and are familiar with, and know how to use,
The following: Concepts and knowledge
b) primary source and secondary source of energy
c) various types of units use in relation to energy
a) able to calculate averages, ratio and percentage
b) able to construct pie charts and other forms of charts
c) reading and interpreting diagrams, tables and electric and other energy utility bills
Instructions for educators