The amount of water you use in your household can have a big impact on the total amount of energy used by your home. Heating water for showers, baths, laundry and dishes accounts for more than 15 percent of a home’s utility expenses. In most homes, this is the second or third largest expense! Beyond heating the water, large amounts of energy are put into producing, treating, distributing, and disposing of the water you use. The average American household of four uses about 400 gallons of water every day! These activities will help students learn about water conservation and to understand how they use water and how they may be wasting water. Students will work to measure how much water they actually use during their daily tasks to consider water-saving behaviors and tactics in the home.
Looking for more home energy activities? We’re pleased to work with The National Energy Education Development Project (NEED), to deliver these fun activities. Be sure to check out their library of resources, and their specialized collection of energy-themed distance/at-home learning activities. All activities are totally free for use at home or school, and accessible by visiting their website, www.NEED.org.
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