In this lesson students complete a whole school lighting audit with the aim of delamping classrooms. Students use a lux meter to identify over-lit areas of the school and also manually count the types of lights used. Using their real world data, students make key recommendations on how energy use could be reduced at their school.
- recognise the relationship between energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
- recognise where energy consumption can be reduced at their school and home
- understand that replacing halogen downlights with LED downlights will have both environmental and economic benefits.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Science Year 7:
- Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (ACSSU116).
Science Year 8:
- Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (ACSHE135).
Syllabus Outcomes: SC4-11PW, SC4-12ES.
- Lux meters (one per group)
- Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet
- Take It Home – Lighting Audit
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