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Kill-a-Watt Meter
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Learning Goal(s):

Students will understand power and energy as they relate to their electricity use. Students will be able to calculate energy consumption and the associated costs. Students will investigate ways they could reduce their own energy consumption

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Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour 30 min

Students will calculate the energy consumption of a set of common household devices based on their operating power rating and then investigate the power consumption of other devices in their homes.

Science Kit Material(s) Used:
Kill-A-Watt Meter
Other Material(s) Used:
“Energy and Power” PowerPoint presentation • “Energy Consumption Cards” handout • “Energy Consumption Worksheet” student handout