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Energy Games and Icebreakers
Energy Games and Icebreakers
Table of Contents
Energy Name Game Electric Connections Energy Source Relay Race Energy Pantomime Pantomime Graphics Energy Chants Primary Energy Chants This Week in Energy Conservation News Story Starters Conservation for our Nation Energy Roundup America’s Most Wanted Energy Wasters Energy BINGO Energy BINGO Game Board Energy Match Game Energy Eliminators Energy Bumper Stumpers Energy Squares Energy Source Detective Energy Source Puzzle Energy in the Round Game The NEED Clap Evaluation Form 4 5 8 9 10 11 15 19 20 23 24 26 27 29 30 32 34 37 41 43 46 50 51
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Energy Name Game
Energy Name Game is a quick, easy way to introduce people to each other in a group. It requires no preparation and very little time.
If you have 20 or more students in the group, separate into groups of 10 to 12.
Seat the members of the group in a circle facing inward.
The group leader should instruct the students that they will be choosing new last names. Their new last names should begin with the same letter as their first names and be energy-related—a source of energy, an energy consuming or producing device, or energy term. For example: Bob Biomass, Martha Microwave, Gina Generator, etc. Tell the members of the group that no relatives will be allowed in the game—there can’t be both Bob and Barbara Biomass. The group leader or a random group member begins by saying, “Hi, my name is…” and then his/ her first name, followed by his/her new energy last name. The person to the left of the leader says the first person’s first and last name, and then his/her own new energy name. The third person continues by giving the first two names, then his/her own energy name. This continues until the final person, sitting to the right of the group leader, gives everyone’s name and then his/her own. Before you get started, ask if anyone in the group is having a problem thinking of an energy last name. For those who are, ask them to tell the group their first names. Then have the group brainstorm several last names for them. If, during the game, someone in the group has a problem remembering a person’s first or last name, have members of the group give that person a hint. For example: If the person’s name is Tim Toaster, someone in the group could say “you put your bread in it in the morning.” If the person’s name is Pilar Petroleum, a group member could say “you make gasoline from it.”
10 minutes for a group of 12
Energy Games and Icebreakers
Make an appropriate number of copies of the Electric Connections Game Instructions sheet and the U.S. Electric Power Generation Sources sheet found on Pages 6 and 7. Electric Connections teaches students how different energy sources contribute to the generation of electricity. This activity demonstrates the advantages of working together in a group and reinforces the ideas of group sharing and cooperative learning.
Divide the class into groups of three to five students.
Give each student a copy of the game instructions. Review the instructions with the students. Have the students individually rank the ten sources of energy in order of their contribution to the U.S. electricity demand. Give them two minutes to complete this task. As a group, give the students six minutes to rank the ten sources of energy. When they are finished, give each student a copy of the Power Generation Source sheet. Provide the students with the rankings for column one: Biomass–5 Coal–1 Geothermal–8 Hydropower–4 Natural Gas–2 Petroleum–7 Propane–10 Solar–9 Uranium–3 Wind–6
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is becoming more dependent on electricity to meet its energy needs as we depend on more technology.Electric Connections GAME INSTRUCTIONS Forty-percent of the nation’s energy is used to make electricity today. To meet the growing demand. it should divide the ten energy sources into three levels of importance: the top three most significant energy sources. Once the group has gone through the list. HYDROPOWER NATURAL GAS Group Instructions Starting at the top of the list.S.S. down to a number ten by the one that provides the least amount of electricity. electricity production. Brainstorm by asking group members questions such as: Is this source limited to a certain area of the country? Are there any problems or limitations associated with this source? Have you ever seen a power plant that uses this particular source of energy? One person in the group should take notes. the middle four moderately significant energy sources. Use critical reasoning skills to determine the order. and the bottom three least significant energy sources. Place a number one by the source that provides the largest amount of electricity. Some energy sources produce a substantial amount of the electricity we consume. The group should then rank the ten sources of energy in order of their contribution to U. ask members to contribute any knowledge they have about each energy source. SOURCES USED TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY SOURCE BIOMASS YOUR RANK GROUP RANK COAL GEOTHERMAL Individual Instructions Your task is to rank the ten sources of energy in order of their contribution to U. a number two by the source that provides the second largest. while others produce less than one percent. electricity production.S. many energy sources are used to generate electricity. PETROLEUM PROPANE SOLAR URANIUM WIND 6 Energy Games and Icebreakers . The U. Experts predict that this figure will continue to increase.
org SCORING: 0-12 Excellent 13-18 Good 19-24 Average 25-30 Fair 31-36 Poor 37-42 Very Poor 7 . Petroleum provided 1.4 % of the nation’s total.800. VA 20108 1. Electricity was generated by solar thermal systems or photovoltaics. In 2008. There are no statistics available for propane’s contribution to electrical production. Biomass electricity is usually the result of burning wood waste. Approximately one-half of this natural gas is used by gas turbines to provide electricity during peak hours of demand. electricity. COAL GEOTHERMAL HYDROPOWER NATURAL GAS PETROLEUM PROPANE SOLAR URANIUM WIND ERROR POINTS TOTALS Error points are the absolute difference between your ranks and EIA’s (disregard plus or minus signs).84 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.03 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2008. Wind provided 1.S. 104 nuclear power plants provided the nation with 19.S. Wind energy produced 52. Six percent of U. if any. generating 21. Very little propane. electricity in 2008. electricity is generated by 2.Electric Connections SOURCES USED TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY SOURCE STATISTICS U. In 2008. Geothermal energy produced 0.S. Box 10101. Annual Energy Report The NEED Project P.5029 www.S. Natural gas produced 877 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2008. geothermal power plants produced 15 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. landfill gas. Source: Energy Information Administration. 1.3% of the nation’s electricity. which was 48. is used to produce electricity. Solar energy provided less than one percent of U. coal produced 1. Manassas.1 percent of U.3 % of the nation’s electricity.000 hydro dams nationwide. ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION SOURCES RANK YOUR RANK ERROR POINTS GROUP RANK ERROR POINTS BIOMASS In 2008.4 percent of the nation’s electricity.O. Ninety-three percent of the nation’s coal is consumed by electric utility companies to produce electricity.S.994 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.NEED.6 percent of its electrical energy needs in 2008. and solid waste.5 % of the nation’s electricity. Nuclear energy produced 806 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. chiefly from facilities in the western U. amounting to 0.875.9 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. biomass produced 55. It is the leading renewable energy source used to provide electricity. Most of the wind generated electricity is produced in the West. generating 45 billion kilowatt-hours of electric power in 2008. Hydro plants produced 248 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2008.
biomass. nuclear fission. When someone in the group thinks he/she knows the answer. consuming. High school level terms might include propane. Arrange students in circles on the floor or around a table. and photosynthesis. The student then returns to the group and the game continues with that person as the new artist. For elementary level students you might choose light bulb. The game leader whispers or shows the next term to the student. It is based on the game show “Win. If they run. The artist nods to inform whether or not the guesser is correct. On five of the six pieces of paper. Remind the students that they are allowed eight guesses for five terms. and thermostat would be good choices. The artists return to their groups and draw representations of the term. he/she takes the drawing and slip of paper with the correct term and gives them to the game leader. natural gas. If they talk. The first group to correctly guess all five terms wins. They should fold and tear the sixth sheet into eight equal pieces. Determine which five energy terms to use during the game. PREPARATION Low TIME 20 minutes Go One student from each group is chosen as the opening artist. geothermal. and they must walk to the game leader and back to their groups. Get Ready Gather together six pieces of paper and two pencils for each group of five students. television. instruct the students to write the name of their group in small print on the bottom and number the pages one through five. 8 Energy Games and Icebreakers . pointing. or using numbers are forbidden. he/she should take the second pencil and write his/her guess on one of the eight small pieces of paper. Assign one student to be the game leader. and petroleum. or conserving devices and materials. Follow up with a discussion of the energy terms and display various drawings from the individual groups.Energy Source Relay Race Energy Source Relay Race tests students’ ability to recognize important pictorial representations of energy sources or energy producing. If not. coal. If the person is correct. All artists are given the first term at the same time. they will be asked to return and walk. Tell the students that writing words or letters. For middle school students. they will automatically be disqualified. guessing continues. insulation. Inform the students that there must be no talking at all during the game. The person who correctly guesses the term is always the one who draws next. so they can only afford three mistakes. Lose. or Draw”. solar. 3-12 GRADES Get Set Divide the students into groups of about five. He/she will approach the game leader and receive the first energy term as soon as the starting signal is given. wind. hydropower. The game leader should move around the room to avoid being closer to one group than another.
It gets the audience moving. fold the pantomime slips in half. whispering. and acting.NEED. You will need enough slips to hand out to everyone. you may want to use less than ten pantomimes. Manassas. The sheet of pantomimes is included in this booklet on page 10. thinking. hand out the slips randomly. tell the students to begin to pantomime their energy source or user. 2-12 GRADES PREPARATION Low TIME 5 minutes The NEED Project P. It requires only one staff member to run. Hand out (or have assistants hand out) the pantomimes. Energy Pantomime is a quick and easy way to break a group into several smaller groups. Box 10101.875.org 9 . and distribute the slips. This activity is suited for all ages. easy to prepare. Feel free to use this sheet. looking. or reading lips. the students will be neatly divided into groups. It is short. Once all the slips have been handed out. They may make sound effects and hand motions. If you have a small group. write a student’s name on each slip. Once all the members of the groups have found each other.800. although many can be involved. or by students’ strengths and personalities.O. Energy Pantomime will produce a random mix of groups or a mix of groups by age depending on how the slips are handed out. but no talking. VA 20108 1. They must not say the name of their source or energy-producing or energy-consuming device aloud— just read it and put it in their pockets.5029 www. If you want your groups to contain a random mixture of people. Explain that each of them will be handed a slip of paper with an energy source or user on it. and fun for your audience. If you want to divide the groups by age level.Energy Pantomime Get Ready Duplicate the sheet of pantomimes (ten per sheet) according to the number of people you want to have in each group. The students should walk around the room searching for others pantomiming the same source or object. Get Set Cut the pantomime sheets into separate pantomime slips. or to make up your own. Go Explain to the students that they are going to be broken into smaller groups using this activity.
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Go through each source and reinforce one or two of the facts found on the chant sheet.Energy Chants Get Ready For each student playing the game. “Am I (non)renewable?” Once the student has discovered his or her source. make the appropriate number of copies of the energy symbols.800.O.875. Cut out the energy symbols and have masking tape ready. found on page 14. Naturally.5029 www. demonstrate its chant. Usually.org 11 . Go through this process with each group. GRADES all (most effective in elementary) Primary teachers. VA 20108 1. Using their energy chant sheets. to find others who are the same source. Make posters or overhead projector transparencies that relate to each energy source. see page 15 Go Introduce the energy sources to the students. Manassas. the first question should be. PREPARATION Low TIME 30 minutes The NEED Project P. After you introduce a source. he or she should start to do the energy chant for that source. give three clues about one group’s source and tell that group to do their chant once. Box 10101. they should go around to other students asking yes or no questions. The words are on the top of the chant sheet. Tell whether the source is renewable or nonrenewable. Then. make one copy of the Energy Chant sheet found on page 13 of this booklet. Energy Chants introduces the ten leading energy sources in an entertaining manner. This activity is suited for all ages. depending on the number of small groups you need and the number of students in each group. and the large group will be successfully divided into smaller groups by energy source. Their job is to discover what source it is.NEED. have everyone stop. OPTIONAL: You may wish to add visual aids to your presentation. and add some of your own information about each source. asking each person no more than one question. Get Set Hand out one Energy Chants sheet to each student and tape an energy source to his/her back. After about two minutes of questions and searching. Inform the students that they are not to look at their backs or ask friends what energy sources they are. three or four facts are enough—the students can read the others on their own. Tell the students they have an energy source taped onto their backs. This activity also divides a large group into ten or fewer small groups. To help the students who may have not yet found their group.
.pro-pane! During the “Compress” sequence. uranium. energy is there! Throughout the chant.hard hat! While chanting. hydropower! With your finger tips touching.” and during “biomass!” shake your hands near your shoulders. garbage.biomass! Hold your nose while chanting. gas. 12 Energy Games and Icebreakers . once with your left. split goes the atom! Begin by clenching your hands in fists and begin hitting your fists together like atoms splitting together. garbage. When you clasp your hands together.. When you reach “petroleum!” throw your hands up in the air like an old-fashioned oil well that just struck oil.a real gas! After chanting.ge-o-ther-mal! Place your hands together flat (without interlocking fingers) below your waist.. spin one arm like a windmill.” For “hydropower. “Working in a coal mine. SOLAR: Sunshine energy. say “pro-pane” and begin a wave motion (like a liquid). blup. As you say “Shhhhh” slowly move your hands upward and on “geothermal. garbage. “Garbage. At “grunt—hard hat!” throw the coal over your shoulder. sunshine energy! Make a circle with your arms over your head and as you say “Sunshine energy!” throw your hands out like rays of the sun. start with your hands apart facing each other and move them closer together. GEOTHERMAL: Shhhhh. hydropower. gas (snap.. WIND: Wind is moving air. As you say “Blup” move your hands upward like oil coming from the ground. PROPANE: Compress. BIOMASS: Garbage. When you hit the “split” take your hands and pull them apart with your fingers spread like atoms splitting. HYDROPOWER: Falling water...” separate your hands to act like a geyser..Hand Motions for the Energy Chants PETROLEUM: Blup. petroleum! Begin with your hands below your waist in a cup shape facing down.” pretend that you are shoveling coal. yes. hydropower” spin your hands like a turbine. hold your hands under your chin and glide your hands down like a waterfall during “Falling water. snap). garbage. NATURAL GAS: natural gas. “Natural gas. compress.” snap once with your right hand.. COAL: Working in a coal mine (grunt) . and follow with “a real gas!” URANIUM: Uranium. compress.
I’m caused by uneven heating of the earth’s surface. I heat more than half of the nation’s homes. Industry is my largest consumer in the U. 1. I’m colorless and odorless. Ethanol can be made from me and used as a transportation fuel. Most of my electricity is from mid-western states. 5. 6. 4. I’m the nation’s third leading source for generating electricity. 2. depending on the 2. The NEED Project www. I provide 17 percent of the world’s electricity. 1. I supply 5-10 percent of U. gas. P.org 13 . . hydropower. petroleum! Coal: Working in a coal mine (grunt)—hard hat! Natural Gas: Natural gas. PROPANE cells. compress .S. energy. 5.Energy Chants Petroleum: Blup.S. garbage. 4. I convert my motion energy directly into electrical energy with 3. 4. My energy comes from the earth’s core. My major use is the production of electricity. . energy is there! Solar: Sunshine energy. I produce no air pollution. 4. Efforts are made to remove sulfur from me. Burning me can produce air pollution.O. I’m limited to certain geographic areas of the U. I’m often used in rural areas and on farms. 5. split goes the atom! Propane: Compress. biomass! Geothermal: Shhhhhhhh. hydropower! Biomass: Garbage. and California are the leading states that produce me. 6.5 percent of the nation’s electricity.NEED. My supply comes from processing natural gas and petroleum. About seven percent of me produced in the U. 3. 2. I’m America’s most abundant source of energy. Wyoming. . 3. 4. yes. blup. I’m normally stored under pressure. and Kentucky are states that produce me. 5. 6. electricity. 6. but you have to purchase and maintain my equipment. I’m number one in the U. Photosynthesis stores radiant energy in me. 1. I’m presently being used in over 100 locations in the U. I supply about 20 percent of U. 3.S. pro–pane! Hydro: Falling water. West Virginia. I produce a little more than one percent of U.800. 2. 2. Most of me is refined into gasoline. and agricultural waste. Nevada may some day store my waste products. BIOMASS GEOTHERMAL NATURAL GAS 1. 4. I produce less than one percent of U. 3.875. I’m colorless and odorless. The U. 2. 4. 3. Manassas. 6. 6. 5. electricity. uranium. sunshine energy! Nonrenewable Energy Sources PETROLEUM My major use is for transportation. . Alaska. 3.S. 4.. VA 20108 1. 6. 3.S. I’m great for water and home heating. I get my energy from wood. amount of rainfall. I was first used in 1957 to make electricity. COAL I generate 48. I’m not available at all hours of the day. leads the world in production of electricity from me.S. I can be used to generate electricity. I supply 1. I’m being used in 2. 2. 6. 6. I’m a cleaner burning fossil fuel. About two-thirds of me is imported from other countries. ge—o—ther—mal! Wind: Wind is moving air. 2. SOLAR 1. 1.S. I work better in some parts of the country. I can be converted directly into electricity using photovoltaic 3. 1. 2. 4. 5. (snap. My chemical name is methane. URANIUM no cost for the fuel. I can be used for home heating.0 percent of the nation’s energy. electricity.000 locations in the U. 5. 5. Methane gas can be made from me. I’m transported mostly by pipeline. 3. 1. Saudi Arabia has the largest known reserves of me. 4.S. I require the earth’s gravity to work. 5. I’m free to use. compress. I’m used mainly in western states. snap) .S. I get my energy as a result of radioactive decay. 2. Texas.S. is exported to other countries. I’m transported chiefly by trains. Box 10101. garbage. garbage. a real gas! Uranium: Uranium. Renewable Energy Sources HYDROPOWER 1. My facilities can disrupt wildlife and fish populations. 5.S. I’m a portable source of heat energy. My turbines operate about three-fourths of the time. My energy is stored in fossil fuels.5029 WIND 1. 6. providing 37% of America’s total energy consumption.
PETROLEUM HYDROPOWER COAL BIOMASS NATURAL GAS GEOTHERMAL URANIUM WIND PROPANE 14 SOLAR Energy Games and Icebreakers .
Explain what renewable means. have them design and draw a poster about their energy source. For older students. Repeat the activity for nonrenewable energy sources.Primary Energy Chants Get Ready For each student playing the game. For the youngest students.org 15 . Read over the chant sheets with the students. and crayons or markers. You can create your own hand motions.800. Once all students are in groups. When you are sure that all students know the chants. begin at the bottom of the list to see how many facts it takes before the students figure out which energy source you are describing. explain that each student has an energy symbol on his/her back and their mission is to discover which energy source they represent.NEED. The words are at the top of each chant sheet. Cut out energy symbols and divide into renewable and nonrenewable sources. make one two-sided copy of the Primary Energy Chant sheets found on pages 17 and 18 of this booklet. VA 20108 1. As you introduce each source. After you have practiced each chant with the students.875. they must ask fellow students questions which require a yes or no answer. They may not ask. Manassas. demonstrate the energy chant for that source. or use the sample hand motions listed on page 16. Using the chant sheets. Make enough copies of the energy symbols (found on page 14 of this booklet) so that you will have one renewable energy symbol and one nonrenewable energy symbol for each student. The NEED Project P. ten large sheets of drawing paper.5029 www. Box 10101. You will need a roll of masking tape. you may only want to use the first two or three facts listed. review by reading the first fact on each source and having the students act out the chant. Tell students not to look at their symbols or ask their friends for help. emphasizing the essential facts about each energy source. K-3 GRADES Get Set Hand out one energy chant sheet to each student and tape a renewable symbol to his/her back. Give examples of acceptable questions. they should begin performing the chant and seek out their fellow source members.O. “Am I Biomass?” Explain to them that once they figure out which energy source they represent. Primary Energy Chants introduces the ten leading sources of energy to primary students. PREPARATION Low TIME Two 30 minute periods Go Ask students to look at the renewable energy side of their chant sheets.
“Garbage.. garbage. hydropower! With your finger tips touching. SOLAR: Sunshine energy. once with your left. hydropower” spin your hands like a turbine. GEOTHERMAL: Shhhhh.Hand Motions for the Energy Chants Renewable Chants and Hand Motions BIOMASS: Garbage.biomass! Hold your nose while chanting. When you hit the “split” take your hands and pull them apart with your fingers spread like atoms splitting. say “pro-pane” and begin a wave motion (like a liquid)..pro-pane! During the “Compress” sequence. garbage. Nonrenewable Chants and Hand Motions PETROLEUM: Blup.. petroleum! Begin with your hands below your waist in a cup shape facing down. “Working in a coal mine. PROPANE: Compress. gas (snap. energy is there! Throughout the chant. and follow with “a real gas!” URANIUM: Uranium.” snap once with your right hand. uranium..ge-o-ther-mal! Place your hands together flat (without interlocking fingers) below your waist. HYDROPOWER: Falling water. 16 Energy Games and Icebreakers .” separate your hands to act like a geyser. When you reach “petroleum!” throw your hands up in the air like an old-fashioned oil well that just struck oil. At “grunt—hard hat!” throw the coal over your shoulder. garbage.” For “hydropower. split goes the atom! Begin by clenching your hands in fists and begin hitting your fists together like atoms splitting together. “Natural gas.” and during “biomass!” shake your hands near your shoulders.. As you say “Blup” move your hands upward like oil coming from the ground. start with your hands apart facing each other and move them closer together. gas. blup..” pretend that you are shoveling coal. snap). When you clasp your hands together. COAL: Working in a coal mine (grunt) . hold your hands under your chin and glide your hands down like a waterfall during “Falling water. As you say “Shhhhh” slowly move your hands upward and on “geothermal. hydropower. yes.a real gas! After chanting. WIND: Wind is moving air. compress. spin one arm like a windmill. compress.. NATURAL GAS: natural gas.hard hat! While chanting.. garbage. sunshine energy! Make a circle with your arms over your head and as you say “Sunshine energy!” throw your hands out like rays of the sun.
it costs a lot to harness my energy. garbage—BIOMASS 1. HYDROPOWER 1. Geo-Earth. 4.O. Sometimes I am buried too deep to use. 6. 5. My energy is stored in trees. Therme means heat. My hot water can heat houses. I heat underground rocks and water. 2. 2. My power can make electricity. I can pollute the air when I am burned.org 17 . 4. Hydro means water. When my energy reaches the earth. 3. The sun pulls water from the earth into clouds. 5.Renewable Energy Chants Wood. 6. 5. 5. 7. The water flows down to the oceans in rivers. I make plants grow and I give you light.NEED. I am the energy in moving water. Machines with blades can capture my energy.5029 www. VA 20108 1. I am clean energy. The NEED Project P. Photovoltaic cells can turn my energy into electricity. The machines turn my energy into electricity. I make the wind blow and the rain fall. 6. 4. I can make gas for cooking and heating. plants. 5. My power can make electricity. 3. plants. I am clean. 3. and garbage. HYDROPOWER. My energy comes from the sun. I am energy from the sun. Some places have a lot of me. 7. Today. 6. 2. 4. Geo means earth. SOLAR ENERGY—give me light 1. I can make fuel for cars. Bio means life. 7. Manassas. 7. Sol means sun. Dams can harness my energy. I am the energy in things that used to be alive. 4. I can’t make electricity 24 hours a day. SOLAR ENERGY—sun shine bright. Energy is flowin’ in the WIND 1. others only a little. I am heat energy from inside the earth. I am the energy in moving air. 3. The water falls back to earth as rain and snow. You can burn me to make heat and electricity. cheap energy. The sun makes the air move. 2. I am clean energy. 3. 6. I don’t pollute the air. except with sound. Falling water. 7. Thermal-Heat—GEOTHERMAL—Earth heat 1. it can heat homes and water.875. Box 10101. 2.800.
3.S. and no smell. Uranium is buried underground in rocks. no taste. 6. 7. I am buried underground with petroleum and natural gas. 6. I am made into lots of things—like gasoline and plastics. I am a fossil fuel. Miners dig me with big machines. My energy doesn’t pollute the air. must buy two-thirds of my supply from other countries. 4. My energy holds atoms together. 5. I am a gas with no color. The U. I am used on farms and in backyard grills. Atoms of uranium can be split to release my energy.Nonrenewable Energy Chants COAL in the hole—makes light in the night 1. no taste. I am a fossil fuel. I can be shipped in tanks and bottles. I can pollute the air when I am burned. I am burned to heat buildings and to make electricity. I am a fossil fuel. My waste is radioactive. I am moved by pipeline. I am a gas with no color. I can pollute the air when I am burned. I am buried underground. People drill wells to pump me from the ground. 2. 3. 2. Burn clean. I am a clean burning fuel. 7. 2. pump—PETROLEUM 1. I make more energy than any other energy source. URANIUM. 6. I look like shiny black rock. 7. 5. 5. I am a clean burning fossil fuel. 3. Companies give me a funny smell so you can tell if I escape. URANIUM—Split goes the atom 1. 5. 4. 7. 6. Pump. Put a little pressure on me—PROPANE 1. 4. I am buried underground and under the ocean. 5. 3. burn fast—NATURAL GAS 1. I am burned to make electricity. I am portable. 7. I turn into a liquid under pressure. it is cheap. There is plenty of uranium. 4. My energy is used to make electricity. 3. There is a lot of me in the United States. 6. and no smell. 4. 18 Energy Games and Icebreakers . it can be dangerous. 2. I am a fossil fuel. Companies drill wells to pump me from the ground. 2.
Ask the students to recall the various ways they have seen news stories covered in the past (i. Box 10101. the other groups will have one minute to try to list six energy tips from the presentation they just heard. This gives the presenters an incentive to do a thorough job conveying their facts and information to the audience. VA 20108 1. Tally the scores of all the groups watching the presentation.org 19 . You may also want to gather the supplies students may use in constructing props to accompany their energy stories.875.. the presenting group reveals their tips.O. The team with the highest score after all the presentations is the winner. Each group grades themselves using the honor system. This will help them understand what they will be asked to do during the This Week in Energy Conservation show.e. or taped recordings). After each story is presented. and award this amount to the presenting group. through interviews. Manassas.800. They should read the introduction to their segment of This Week in Energy Conservation. on-site. Either you or a student from each group can serve as the anchor. Next.EFFICIENCY CONSERVATION $ This Week in Energy Conservation This Week in Energy Conservation is designed as a television show with student-correspondents reporting on a variety of energy conservation topics. Get Set Review with the students the structure of an actual news program. Get Ready Prior to class. Each story should be limited to two or three minutes and the groups will be allowed 20 minutes to develop and rehearse their stories. PREPARATION Low TIME 45 minutes The NEED Project P. OPTIONAL: This activity can be expanded to include props and costumes for actual public service announcements on school TV stations for Energy Awareness Month or NEED Week. providing the show’s introduction and the lead-in to each news story.5029 www. getting one point for every tip they remembered correctly. Explain the role of an anchor in providing the background information or “lead” to a news story. and distribute a news lead to each group. 4-12 GRADES Go Explain to the students that each group is now a team of energy reporters.NEED. in-studio. make copies of the six lead stories (found on pages 20-22) that you will be distributing among the student groups. Their job will be to develop a story that follows the guidelines of the anchor’s introduction and includes six of the energy facts listed on their sheet of paper. Divide the class into six groups. This activity will introduce students to ways of saving energy both in the home and on the road. making note of the energy facts listed below each lead.
and shut off their heating vents. Use low-flow shower heads. Home Heating Energy News Team Introduction The theft of home heating energy is a normal occurrence.S. Most hot water heaters are set for 140 degrees or higher. Trees act as a natural barrier to cold air in the winter and hot sun in the summer. Here’s _______________. Seeing how they operate might help you. Caulk and weather-strip doors. Add insulation in the attic and walls where needed. our Energy News Team viewer. During the winter. with this in-depth report. so it’s important to know what these drops of water are thinking while they’re still inside the tank. lowered the heating temperature six degrees. For the first time ever. windows. That’s equal to about 200 baths. Insulation can reduce the load on your heating and cooling equipment by as much as 20 to 30 percent. We find their biggest fear is that their lives may be wasted by carelessness. So why the next story? Because our undercover reporter has been able to infiltrate a gang of home heating energy criminals. About 20 percent of all the energy we consume in our homes is used to heat water. One leaky faucet can leak 6. Use cold instead of hot water when running the garbage disposal and when rinsing dishes before they go in the dishwasher. We have once again miniaturized a member of our Energy News Team staff to give you an inside look at what actually goes on inside your hot water heater. A well-insulated tank can save $10-20 in energy costs over a 12-month period. Close off unoccupied rooms. Using cold water saves energy. These easy-to-install devices save energy and still provide more than adequate shower pressure. Wash and rinse clothes in cold water. and other areas in the home where drafts might occur. Heating water is the second largest energy job in the home. Close drapes in summer when you want the house cooler. Repair leaky faucets promptly. we’d save more than 500.This Week in Energy Conservation NEWS STORY STARTERS Hot Water Heating Energy News Team Introduction Now for tonight’s micro-cam report.000 barrels of oil per day. You can save over 10 percent on your energy bill by lowering the temperature. Operating a washing machine takes very little energy. Proper caulking and weather-stripping can cut fuel costs by as much as 10 percent. and closed at night. Shutting heat vents in rooms that are not used every day saves fuel. Plant trees to act as a windbreak. About 90 percent of the energy goes to heating the water. Do not let hot water run needlessly. keep furnace filters clean and equipment well tuned. Insulate hot water tanks and water pipes. lower the thermostat to 68 degrees during the day. and 60 degrees at night. Lower the water heater’s thermostat to 120 degrees. 20 Energy Games and Icebreakers . prevent them from stealing your energy dollars. If every home in the U. Keep heating equipment well maintained. Energy from the sun provides natural warmth.000 gallons of water each year. Keep draperies and shades open in sunny windows. who always seems to be getting into hot water. To get the most from your heating fuel. we can bring you the story from the point of view of the criminals.
21 . please don’t try to apprehend him yourself. These smaller appliances take less time to cook food so you save energy. Lighting needs vary with each task. keep the oven door closed rather than opening it to look inside. Clean range pans regularly. A small pan on a large burner wastes energy because the air surrounding the pan will be heated. Imagine telling your family. It’s time for America’s Most Wanted Energy Criminals. Dust bulbs and light fixtures frequently because dirt absorbs light. When baking. use a toaster oven or microwave instead of a regular oven. such as the cellar or attic. VA 20108 1.This Week in Energy Conservation NEWS STORY STARTERS Cooking Energy News Team Introduction Do you hate to cook? If slaving over a hot stove isn’t your idea of a good time. If you recognize him from this next segment. Turn down three-way light bulbs to the lowest setting when watching television. An open door lets valuable heat escape.” The Energy Gourmet has a few simple tips that will save you energy and money.org Reduce light in non-working areas. 1-800-TURNOFF. Manassas. too. he’s very dangerous because he’s very bright. he forced a family to leave ten 100-watt light bulbs on for an hour. you may even save enough money to eat out more often.O. in areas where bright lights are needed. Lighting Energy News Team Introduction And now for the segment of the show that enables you. to help put a dangerous energy criminal behind bars. Clean fixtures give you up to 50 percent more light. It’s also a good energy practice to cook several dishes in the oven at once to make maximum use of this concentrated heat source. Use one large bulb. Concentrate lighting in study areas and in stairwells where it’s needed for safety.800. “We’re having microwaved pizza for dinner tonight because I’m trying to save energy. the viewer. tonight’s Energy Gourmet segment is for you.NEED. just call our toll-free number. Use fluorescent lights whenever possible. Make sure lights are turned off in rooms where you don’t regularly go. Box 10101. Consider using an automatic timer that switches off outdoor lighting in the morning. Use outdoor lights only when needed. Never boil water in a pan that is not covered. A clean range pan reflects more heat than a dirty one. instead of several small ones. Water will boil faster and use less energy in a covered pan. The FBI has just put Killer Kilowatt-hour on its most wanted list. Remember. Who knows. He has been terrorizing homes throughout the nation by forcing families to waste energy in lighting their homes. The NEED Project P. Consider installing indicator lights to tell you when those unseen lights are on. A fluorescent light lasts 13 times longer and uses 75 percent less energy than an incandescent bulb. Use the right size pan for each burner. Whenever possible. Recently.5029 www. Dimmer light reduces glare on the TV and saves energy. Only preheat the oven for five minutes or not at all. Adjust your lights accordingly. maintain the heat by keeping the door shut.875.
S. and plan trips carefully. Properly inflated tires help maintain good gas mileage. where used cars are refusing to leave the car lot with their new owners until they are promised better care. Under-inflated tires decrease fuel economy by as much as one mile per gallon. A well-tuned engine can improve gas mileage as much as 10 percent. subway. reduce pollution.000 barrels of oil per day. Have the car’s engine tuned regularly. Be a carpooler.This Week in Energy Conservation NEWS STORY STARTERS Auto Driving Habits Energy News Team Introduction Our next story may have some of you saying that group therapy sessions have gone too far. They refuse to operate again until their list of demands is met. The lighter the load. Eliminate unnecessary trips. these autos are demonstrators. Their operators have very bad driving habits. Use public transportation. jerky starts. Auto Maintenance Energy News Team Introduction I’ve just been handed a bulletin. Driving more than 55 mph uses more gas and oil. Remove unnecessary weight from the car. and share a ride. Replace conventional tires with radials. Their major concern is health care. To avoid spilling gasoline. take the used oil to a service station for recycling. Try to substitute another means of transportation (bus. This time it’s automobiles. Radial tires can improve your car’s gas mileage by three to five percent in the city and seven percent on the highway. bicycle. could save 600. Check tire pressure every two weeks. Carpooling can save energy. Select the correct gasoline octane and grade of oil for your car. That’s right folks. If Americans eliminate only 10 percent of the miles they travel each day. Do not let an automobile idle for more than one minute when waiting for someone. If you change the oil yourself. Slow down to save fuel. Less gas is used to restart an engine than allowing it to idle. American automobiles have just called a wildcat strike. consider your tank full when the automatic valve shuts off. Do not overfill the gas tank. Keep the oil and air filters clean. and these habits are driving the cars crazy. the better the gas mileage will be. Clogged filters waste gasoline. They feel that their previous owners did not give them the maintenance they deserved. the U. and make your car last longer. A heavier car uses more gas to reach its destination. even start can save as much as two miles per gallon over quick. Do not exceed the speed limit. walking) for your automobile at least once a week. 22 Energy Games and Icebreakers . An Energy News Team mobile unit brings us this late breaking story from a used car lot. A smooth. Eliminate jackrabbit starts and stops. We visited one of these sessions to learn what can be done to reduce this conflict between cars and their drivers.
If someone forgets or repeats. PREPARATION Low TIME 20 minutes for a group of ten The NEED Project P. snap your right fingers and say VA.” and “Insulate. Tell the group to study the sheet of paper because it will not be posted during the game. VA 20108 1. and the game continues until you have made a complete circle with everyone giving a tip between the snaps. clap once and say SER. Box 10101. snap your right fingers and say NA. Slap your thighs a third time and say CON. and then your left and say TION. clap once and say SER. clap your hands and say OUR. all GRADES Go Instruct the group to brainstorm ideas on energy conservation. and then your left and say TION. Get Set Select one person from each group as the group leader. “Turn off lights.” Continue brainstorming until the group has at least the same number of ideas as there are group members. After the introduction.5029 www.org 23 . clap your hands and say BEGIN. and snap your left and say TION. Each idea should be simple and no longer than five syllables. the circle must begin again. Manassas. and one person from each group as the recorder.” “Tune-up. The person who has made the mistake begins with the introduction. you should give three or four sample conservation tips between consecutive snaps. This time between the snaps you must give a conservation tip.O.875. Seat the group in a circle near a chalkboard or wall where you can hang up the paper. It also reinforces knowledge of some energy conservation tips. Explain the game to the group with this introduction: slap your thighs once with both hands and say CON.NEED. Slap your thighs a fourth time and say READY.800. For example. NOTE: If you are running more than one circle at a time.Conservation for Our Nation Get Ready You will need a marker and a large sheet of paper (about poster-size) for each group. This activity teaches brainstorming and cooperation skills to a group or groups of 8-15 people. instruct the groups that they may have to begin again on their own. Slap your thighs again and say FOR. Do not repeat the introduction with each tip. snap your right fingers and say VA. You can reinforce the cadence by giving the instructions to the group between the snaps.
found on the Energy Chants sheet located on page 13. in large letters. You will need to have one slip for each person and an equal number of slips for each energy source. Even if you have fewer groups. Mount the posters around the walls of the room. Energy Roundup divides a large group into ten or fewer small groups. keep all ten posters on the walls. making sure the fact sheets correspond to the colors of the poster boards. Lightly secure the bottom edge of the number sheets with tape to the posters. Get Ready On sheets of white paper. Number ten pieces of heavy paper. If you think these clues describe your energy source.) 24 Energy Games and Icebreakers . Space the posters as equally apart as possible and set up chairs for each station. The ten posters on the walls around the room have been color-coded to help you find your energy source. the black posters represent nonrenewable sources. as follows. Mount the top edge of the number sheets near the top of the posters. You must follow these instructions. the number sheets will be used as flaps. Do not secure the bottom edge of the number sheets to the posters. In a minute. When I say go. no talking or communicating is allowed. underneath the number sheet flaps. walk to the closest poster and read the six clues that describe the energy source. you’ll be getting into these groups. simply sit down in one of the chairs (or bring over a chair). Go PART I Give the players these instructions for playing the game: You have all been assigned to an energy source group. If the clues don’t describe your energy source.Energy Roundup Energy Roundup is a good activity to introduce an energy unit or to reinforce students’ knowledge of the nation’s leading sources of energy. (You can assign players to fewer than ten groups by eliminating one or more energy sources from the hat. Place a piece of paper and a pencil by each poster station. 4-12 GRADES PREPARATION Moderate TIME 10-50 minutes Get Set Assign players to groups using the Energy Chant graphics on page 14—let the players draw these out of a hat or pass them out randomly. You’ll now have three minutes to find your energy source. You cannot speak or communicate with anyone during the first phase of the game. Mount one fact sheet to the lower half of each poster board. The yellow posters represent renewable energy sources. Prepare five black poster boards for the nonrenewable energy sources and five yellow poster boards for the renewable energy sources. Write the names of the energy sources on the posters. Does anybody have any questions? Ready? Go! (The first round lasts three minutes. move on to another poster. The players will use these toward the end of the game.) Instruct the players NOT to tell anyone which group they’ve picked. one through ten. If you don’t know if your energy source is renewable or nonrenewable. Do NOT write the names of the energy sources on these white sheets of paper. Remember. then it may take you a little longer to find your group. Repeat the process until you think you’ve found your energy source. write down six energy facts for each energy source. Decide if your energy source is a renewable or nonrenewable source of energy.
Go! (Round two lasts one minute. I’ll give you two minutes to do this. Manassas.800.O. stand up and look for your energy source again. will the person closest to each poster lift the flap of the poster so that the people in your group can see which energy source the clues describe. Remember. The group that correctly identifies the most energy groups wins. just write the group’s name by the corresponding number on your piece of paper.) Please close the flap. “Who are we?” Now. VA 20108 1. After a groups says “Who are we?” the other groups will have 15 seconds to write down the name of the energy source. After the third clue has been read. everyone in your group will say in unison. (Players lift flaps to reveal energy sources. This time you have only one minute. Box 10101. Now.) PART II After all the rounds are finished. remain silent. one person in your group should take the pencil and paper at your station and write the numbers one through ten down the side of the paper.Your three minutes are up and everyone must be seated. The members of your group must now decide which three of the six clues reveal the least about your energy source. Use graphics on page 14 for this activity. Subsequent rounds last 30 seconds to one minute each.875. If you’re not. If you’re in the correct group. You can continue rounds until everyone has found his or her energy source. and then I’ll ask three people in your group to stand up one at a time and read a clue. remain seated. Keep the least revealing clues and eliminate the three clues that reveal the most.org 25 . The NEED Project P. give the groups these instructions: You will be allowed to talk during this part of the game.5029 www. Since every source has a number.NEED.
Exhibit the sample wanted poster. have each student keep a daily record of the energy crimes that he/she has committed over a designated time period. Use a digital camera to take front and side view mug shots of each student to generate enthusiasm for the activity. Use a water-soluble ink pad to take fingerprints. Taking long (or too many) showers. Get Ready Before class.America’s Most Wanted Energy Wasters America’s Most Wanted Energy Wasters increases students’ awareness of their energy wasting habits and reinforces simple energy-saving behaviors. have the students draw pictures of themselves. Construct wanted posters for each student. Have an ink pad. for example: Leaving the TV on. Brainstorm appropriate punishments for the crimes. Or. Asking for a ride when walking or riding a bike would be appropriate. as punishment for leaving the TV on. (Skipping a favorite TV show. Leaving unnecessary lights on. All GRADES PREPARATION Low Go Brainstorm with the students to produce a list of the common ways that they waste energy daily. for example. Get Set Explain the activity to the students. paper.) Using the list. TIME 30 minutes 26 Energy Games and Icebreakers . Print out the pictures. Leaving doors/windows open with heat/AC on. If you did not take mug shots of the students before you began the activity. washing the dishes by hand as punishment for running the dishwasher half empty. Leaving the water running while brushing teeth/washing dishes. and markers available. make a sample wanted poster. Students should write their own crime descriptions using their daily crime records. Running dishwasher/washing machine half empty.
Box 10101. When I point to you. Go! Low TIME 45 minutes PART TWO: During the next 20 minutes. ask someone else! Don’t use your name for one of the boxes or use the same person’s name twice. GRADES Get Set Pass out one Energy BINGO sheet to each member of the group. put a big “X” in the box with that person’s name. Let’s say the player’s name was “Joe. A correct response is important because later on. First. Give the players a warning when just a minute or two remains. VA 20108 1. players. please sit down and I will begin asking players to stand up and give their names. then go ahead and write the person’s name in box D. and so on. it also makes a great introduction to an energy unit.5029 www. if anyone has the name of the person I call on. After the 20 minutes are up. So.org. In addition. When you get four names in a row—across. if someone gives you an incorrect answer. go ahead and put an “X” through that box. When the 20 minutes are up. Energy BINGO is a great icebreaker for a NEED workshop or conference. across from A to D. The NEED Project P. write the person’s name in the corresponding box on the lower part of the page. If the person gives what you believe is a correct response. down. move around the room to assist the players. Try to fill all 16 boxes in the next 20 minutes. if you get Bingo.NEED.875. down from C to O. you’ll get up and ask a person one of the questions at the top of your Bingo sheet. (Player gives name.” ask him (or her) to come to the front of the room. Ask him to give his name. If he or she can’t answer the question correctly. or diagonally—shout “Energy BINGO!” Then I’ll ask you to come up front to verify your results.org 27 . then you lose Bingo. stop the players and ask them to be seated. Let’s start off with you (point to a player in the group). you’ll be going around the room trying to get 16 people to answer these questions so you can write their names in one of the 16 boxes. that person will be asked to answer the question correctly in front of the group. When I give you the signal. Shortly. if any of you have Joe’s name in one of your boxes. Additional Energy Bingo Games focused on specific energy sources and topics can be found at www. As a classroom activity.Energy Bingo Get Ready Duplicate as many Energy BINGO sheets (found on page 29) as needed for each person in your group. For example. This will increase your chances of winning. Now. Are there any questions? You’ll now have 20 minutes. please stand up and in a LOUD and CLEAR voice give us your name.O. When the first player shouts “Energy BINGO. Every five minutes or so tell the players how many minutes are remaining in the game.e.”) Okay.need.800. Then ask him to tell the group how his BINGO run was made. i. if you ask a person question “D” and he or she gives you what you think is a correct response. decide now if you want to give the winner of your game a prize and what the prize will be.. All PREPARATION Go PART ONE: FILLING IN THE BINGO SHEETS Give the group the following instructions to play the game: Energy BINGO is very similar to regular bingo. Manassas. Then give them the following instructions. However. please take a minute to look at your Energy BINGO sheet and read the 16 questions at the top of the page. Please stand and give us your name. there are a few things you’ll need to know to play this game.
(corn) Knows which state produces the most oil. the bingo winner calls out the next person’s name on his bingo run. Below are eight extra questions you can use instead.) Knows which energy source generates the most electricity. etc. (gasoline. diesel. if he does not answer the question correctly. fuel oil. You should continue to point to players until another person yells “Energy BINGO. If time permits. (methane) 28 Energy Games and Icebreakers . ask the bingo winners to come to the front one at a time to verify their results. (Texas) Knows which state produces the most coal. you may wish to continue the game for second or third place winners. (Wyoming) Can name two products made from petroleum.S.” the player must now name two sources. That player then stands and the bingo winner asks him the question which he previously answered during the 20-minute session. For example. (propane) Knows what ethanol is made from in the U. However. If he can answer the question correctly. Knows what energy source C3H8 is. if the question was “can name two renewable sources of energy.Energy Bingo Now you need to verify the bingo winner’s results. the bingo winner does not have bingo after all and must sit down with the rest of the players.” In case of a tie. Ask the bingo winner to call out the first person’s name on his bingo run. (coal) Knows the main ingredient in natural gas. You may want to change some of the questions to fit your group. jet fuel.
5029 www.org 29 .800. Box 10101.NEED.875. Manassas.Energy Bingo Find one person who knows the answer to each letter. VA 20108 1.O. A has seen a wind turbine E has visited a power plant I recycles aluminum cans M knows the cost of a kilowatthour of electricity B can name 2 fossil fuels F can name 2 ways to save energy at home J has seen geothermal energy N knows how natural gas is usually transported C has never seen coal G uses a hand-operated can opener K has seen a photovoltaic cell O knows which fuel is used in barbecue grills D uses a solar clothes dryer H can name 2 ways to increase a car’s MPG L can name 2 renewable energy sources P knows how uranium atoms give off energy The NEED Project P. Write each name in one of the boxes below.
All GRADES Get Set Put students into four to six rows so that students cannot see what their fellow team members are writing. If the second person has written SOLAR. For each student. If the fourth person’s answer matches either the first. You need a minimum of four students per team. we’re going to play the Energy Match Game. Next. The final two rounds will have double point value. second. Prepare a scoreboard to keep point values for each team. To begin a round. PREPARATION Low TIME 30 minutes Go Give the students the following instructions for how to play the game: Today. The fourth person on the team will then show me his answer. There will be eight rounds in the game. the first person on team one will show me his answer while telling the class what his answer is. then team one will receive five points.” You will have 15 seconds to write your answer on one of the sheets of paper. your team will be penalized 25 points and will be eliminated from that round. Give each student four sheets of paper. If the second person has written WIND. Explain to the students that they will have to write on both sides of each sheet of paper in order to have enough paper for all eight rounds. Every match will be worth five points for the first six rounds. he has written SOLAR.Energy Match Game Energy Match Game reviews and reinforces students’ knowledge about energy. You will have 15 seconds to write your answer and then you must put your pen or pencil down. then team one will receive five points. take two sheets of 8 1/2” x 11” paper and cut them in half (or use small dry erase boards). Let me give you an example of how the game is played and scored. The sample statement is “Name a renewable source of energy. The next person on the team will then show me his answer. 30 Energy Games and Icebreakers . If you do. If the third person’s answer matches either the first or second person’s answer. according to the grade level of the students playing the game. for example. I will read a statement and you will have to write your answer in large letters on one of the pieces of paper I have given you. then there would be no match. or third person’s answer. and then everyone will put their pens and pencils down. Say. The two most difficult questions of the eight will serve as the final Energy Match Game questions and will be awarded a double point value. Get Ready Select eight of the energy match questions listed on the next page. You may not look at the responses that any of your team members are writing down. The activity can take as little as ten minutes or as much as an entire class period. The third person on the team will then show me his answer. then team one would have a match and it will receive five points.
Are there any questions? Let’s go! Here’s the first statement. other than coal.S. Name an energy source. Name a source of energy that does not produce air pollution when used. Name a major coal producing state in the U.5029 www.875. name a country that uses a lot of energy. Name a product. Name a nonrenewable source of energy.S. made from petroleum. Manassas. Name a way of saving energy for home heating. Name a way to save energy in your car by proper driving habits.We will continue in this manner until all members of team one have revealed their answers. Name the first energy source used by people. Name a major energy consuming device in your home.800. Name an energy consuming device you could not live without. energy in the year 2020. Name the leading provider of U. Name a way to save energy in your car by proper maintenance.O. Name a unit used to measure electrical power.S. Box 10101.NEED. The NEED Project P. Name a country from which the U. VA 20108 1. Name a major petroleum producing state in the U. Name a chemical characteristic of propane. Then.S. Other than the United States. imports petroleum.org 31 . Name your favorite source of energy. that is used to generate electricity. Name an abundant source of energy that is used in the United States. other than gasoline. we will repeat this process for the remainder of the teams.
) Next. 4–12 GRADES PREPARATION Low Get Set Divide the students into ten teams.) You will now have four minutes to brainstorm words and phrases for your energy source. You will have four minutes to brainstorm as many words or phrases as possible that relate to your energy source. place check marks next to the teams that you guessed correctly. On your list. how many teams did NOT guess the first team’s identity? Team one receives ten points for each team that did not guess their identity.) Teams should now add up their scores. megawatt. Starting with team one. Do not check your own team—the most you can guess correctly is nine. One at a time. Now. The number of words or phrases you use will depend on the age level and experience of the students playing the game. The other teams will write these words next to the number one on their sheet of paper. and peak demand. Remember. Give students an overview of the game. what words might you brainstorm that relate to electricity? (List student examples on the board— words might include: kilowatt-hour. generator. On your sheet of paper. For example. You receive ten points for each correct guess. please feel free to make up your own list of words. Please do your brainstorming quietly so that the other teams will not be able to hear you. don’t let the other teams see your name. power plant. (If you feel that the words we have provided are too difficult. each team will stand up and tell the class the energy source they represent. TIME 45 minutes Go Give the students the following instructions for how to play the game: Each team has been given a sheet of paper with the name of an energy source.Energy Eliminators Energy Eliminators strengthens students’ brainstorming skills while reviewing major energy topics. take your sheet of paper and write the numbers one through ten on the reverse side. write the name of each energy source on the top of a blank sheet of paper. Get Ready For each team. you will have three minutes to decide which energy source each team represents. leaving five to ten words or phrases for each energy source. You may use the lists on page 33 and cross out the words and phrases that you do not want to use. Give each team the sheet of paper with their energy source name and remind them not to reveal their energy source to other teams. I will give each team a list of words and phrases that I have selected for their energy source. clear voice the words and phrases that have not been crossed off your list. cross off all the words that match the ones on my list. A student from team one will now stand up and tell the class in a loud. After all ten teams have given their remaining words. Next. Compare my list with the list of words you have developed. make a list of five to ten words or phrases that describe the team’s energy source. if your energy source is ELECTRICITY. Write the words you have brainstormed on the sheet of paper that I have given you. (The leader continues this process with the remaining teams. Students will use these sheets to brainstorm their own lists. 32 Energy Games and Icebreakers .
875. Manassas. Box 10101.5029 www.NEED.org 33 .Energy Eliminators Word List | RENEWABLE BIOMASS organic matter photosynthesis burning bacterial decay methane wood renewable fermentation corn landfills garbage gasohol GEOTHERMAL Earth electricity hot springs volcanoes radioactive decay plate tectonics Ring of Fire magma heating buildings steam core renewable SOLAR nuclear fusion radiation hydrogen renewable space heating collector greenhouse effect passive system active system photovoltaic cells silicon electricity HYDROPOWER water water wheels grind grain electricity Niagara Falls kinetic energy turbine generator dams reservoir tidal power Grand Coulee renewable WIND air windmill rotor blades electricity wind farms anemometer renewable Holland/Dutch pump water tower kinetic energy turbine Word List | NONRENEWABLE URANIUM nuclear fission chain reaction radioactive electricity 1957 104 power plants reactor neutrons cooling towers Three Mile Island Chernobyl COAL surface mines underground mines sulfur trains electricity fossil fuel carbon nonrenewable black lung shaft bituminous anthracite PETROLEUM oil crude imported fossil fuel OPEC refinery gasoline heating oil transportation tankers offshore drilling air pollution PROPANE heating LP gas pressurized tanks odorless portable gas fossil fuel refining nonrenewable fames industry barbecue grills transportation NATURAL GAS heating fossil fuel methane processing plant wells cubic feet compressor stations pipelines industry CNG LNG nonrenewable The NEED Project P.O.800. VA 20108 1.
write the license plates that you have chosen on the blackboard or on transparencies. Next. When round two is completed. In round two. Explain to the students how the game is played. read the clues that correspond to the license plates on the board. The team with the most points is the winner. The teams receive five points for each Bumper Stumper they guessed with the clues. 34 Energy Games and Icebreakers . Get Ready Before class. Instruct each team to take out one sheet of paper for their answers. check the teams’ answers again. The teams should now try to guess the Bumper Stumpers they missed in the first round. The teams receive ten points for each Bumper Stumper they guessed correctly. PREPARATION Low TIME 20 minutes Go In the first round. give the students five to ten minutes to solve the Bumper Stumpers without the clues. Once the round is over. 3–8 GRADES Get Set Divide the students into five or more teams. The number of license plates you use will depend on the age level and experience of the students playing the game. choose five to ten of the license plates listed on pages 35-36.Energy Bumper Stumpers Bumper Stumpers is an activity to review and reinforce students’ knowledge about energy. check the teams’ answers.
POLUTNT—This plate identifies a hazard of burning fossil fuels. NEWKLEYE—This plate identifies the place where nuclear fission takes place. (Generator) 13.Energy Bumper Stumpers 1. (Insulators) 14. (Alcohol) 7. 3MIISLND—This plate names the site of a nuclear accident. Box 10101. (Uranium) 18.org 35 . (Energy Waster) 2. GRENHOWS—This plate describes a building that effectively uses passive solar heating. (Power Pool) 27. RECRE8NL—This plate names the vehicle that often is associated with propane. (Distillation) 6. NCANDSNT—This plate refers to one type of device that turns electrical energy into light energy. (Three Mile Island) 11. SWNDOO—This plate identifies the most favorable method of access for passive solar heating. YRAINEM—This plate refers to the source of a nonrenewable energy that is not a fossil fuel. POWRPUL—This plate names the cooperative of utilities linked together to share electricity efficiently.800. POWRLYN—This plate identifies the method of transporting electricity across our nation. CHAIRNBL—This plate names the site of a nuclear disaster. RAD8—This plate describes heat energy transfer. (Power Line) 15.O.5029 www. (Filament) 17. (Barbecue Grill) The NEED Project P. NSL8ORS—This plate describes the type of materials that do not conduct electricity well. (Derrick) 20. SLYCON—This plate identifies the materials used in turning solar energy into electrical energy. (Nuclei) 22.NEED. Manassas. (Power Tower) 25. (South Windows) 8. (Pollutant) 19. (Radiate) 23. (Solar Energy) 12. (Crude Oil) 9. (Incandescent) 16. SLRNRG—This plate describes a type of renewable energy. GNR8R—This plate names a device containing a magnet and a coil of wire. NDSTRE—This plate would be appropriate for the leading consumer of electricity. BBKUGRIL—This plate names a device that many people use during the summer. (Recreational) 26. (Beta Rays) 3. NRGWSTR—This license plate would be ideal for a person who doesn’t believe in conserving our resources. ALKHAUL—This plate describes another term for the product of fermentation of biomass. POWRTOWR—This plate refers to a device used to collect solar energy. some of which require propane to operate. SRMIK—This plate describes the protective covering that surrounds a uranium fuel pellet. (Ceramic) 5. (Industry) 4. (Green House) 21. B8RAA—This plate would be ideal for someone used to making split decisions. DARYK—This plate refers to the instrument used to recover petroleum. (Chernobyl) 10. DSTL8N—This plate refers to the process in which petroleum is separated into various components. FLAMNT—This plate describes the device inside a light bulb that conducts the electricity. CREWDOYL—This plate suggests another name for a liquid fossil fuel. (Silicon) 24. VA 20108 1.875.
(Fertilizer) 33. SDIMNT—This plate refers to the material that settled on top of ferns to form coal.Energy Bumper Stumpers 28. (Unit Train) 40. (Diesel Fuel) 29. (Utilities) 34. (Tidal Power) 38. YOTYLTEE—This plate identifies the companies responsible for distributing electricity. RSRFOR—This plate names the location of potential energy at a hydropower plant. (Sediment) 32. WINTRBIN—This plate refers to another name for a windmill. (Fossil Fuel) 37. SIZMIK—This plate names the method most often used to locate types of fossil fuels. (Penstock) 36. TITLPOWR—This plate names a type of hydropower that is affected by the moon. DSYLFUL—This plate identifies a product of petroleum distillation used by large trucks. (Sea Animals) 31. FIRTLIZR—This plate identifies a way to encourage plant growth for biomass fuels. FASYLFUL—This plate identifies a term given to several of the nonrenewable energy sources. LYMSTON—This plate identifies a type of rock in which petroleum is often trapped. (Wind Turbine) 39. (Reservoir) 35. PNSTOK—This plate signals the portion of a hydropower plant that brings the water to the turbine. (Limestone) 36 Energy Games and Icebreakers . UNETRAN—This plate identifies the method of transportation most commonly used when moving coal. (Seismic) 30. C-NMLS—This plate names what scientists believe to be the source of several fossil fuels.
Next. Again. Repeat this procedure with the second round team.org 37 . only three or four questions will be needed. Flip a coin to determine which first round team begins the game. Provide each guest with a nametag and stand him in front of the room. If they answer correctly. Most likely. this is only applicable when one of the teams is going for the winning square. One final rule—when a team is going for the winning square to get three in a row. the team members must answer the question correctly. When choosing guests. If the question is answered incorrectly. The winner of the coin toss decides who goes first. VA 20108 1. if they answer incorrectly. keep in mind that this game is played like tic-tac-toe. However. In case neither team succeeds in getting three in a row. The goal is to get three X’s or O’s in a row on the game board. Cut out X and O shapes from black construction paper. The NEED Project P. Play continues in this manner until all squares are filled with either X’s or O’s. The first two teams will play each other and then the remaining two teams will play. Based on tic-tac-toe. make a transparency of the game board found on page 40.Energy Squares Get Ready Before class. Manassas. make nine nametags for the celebrity energy guests. so choose the ones you feel are most important. The first team chooses a guest and his or her accompanying square on the game sheet. the team with the most symbols on the board wins. After each question.NEED. Another student acts as the game show host. The host asks the guest a question and the guest answers to the best of his knowledge and ability. The guests’ names correspond to the topic of the question they will be asked. You can also come up with alternative questions appropriate to the grade level of the students playing the game. and the losing team chooses either X’s or O’s as their symbol. the team’s symbol is placed in the square. You are trying to get three of your symbols in a row while blocking your opponents from doing the same thing. The winners will face off in the final championship round.5029 www. the other team’s symbol is placed in the square.800. Box 10101. the other team does not place its symbol in that square. Energy Squares reinforces students’ knowledge of energy sources and energy-related topics. Each team must choose one spokesperson. Divide the remaining students into four teams. Only two teams can participate at one time—decide which two teams will play in the first round and which two will play in the second round. it is the other team’s turn to choose a guest. There are five questions provided for each guest. It is now the team’s responsibility to decide whether or not they agree with the answer given by the energy guest.875. TIME 30 minutes Go Give the students the following instructions for how to play the game: This game is similar to tic-tac-toe.O. 3–12 GRADES ENERGY NAMES Peter Petroleum Reba Renewable Paul Propane Natalie Natural Gas Uri Uranium Elaine Electricity Chris Coal Christy Conserve Herman History PREPARATION Low Get Set Choose nine students to act as energy guests for the game.
What is the major use of petroleum in the U. energy demand—1%. What is the major product produced during petroleum refining? Gasoline 3. Texas is 5. and sold by. What is the major use of coal? Producing electricity 2. True or false—Wind is the result of uneven heating of the earth’s mantle? False. How is natural gas usually transported? By pipeline 2. or 66%? 66% QUESTIONS AND AN S WERS FOR NATURAL GAS 1. How is coal mainly transported? By railroad 4. uneven heating of the earth’s surface 5.S. or a proton? A neutron 4. it’s colorless 3. True or false—Canada is the world leader of known reserves of coal? False. Which renewable source of energy is NOT a result of the sun’s energy striking the earth? Geothermal 4. Plus or minus ten years. gallons? False.S. 33%. coal is produced from which type of mining. How many gallons of oil are in one barrel? 42 4. Renewables supply approximately what percentage of total U. it’s U235 3. the United States is 3. Is coal the youngest or the oldest fossil fuel? The youngest 5. surface or underground? Surface QU ESTIO NS AND ANSWERS FOR RENEWABLES 1. Which western state may be the site of the nation’s first nuclear waste repository? Nevada 2. What is the major use of natural gas by a family? Home heating 4. What type of solar cell produces electricity directly from sunlight? Photovoltaic cell 2.S. in what year did America’s first nuclear power plant go into operation? 1957 (accept 1947-1967) 5. What percentage of U. In what part of a nuclear power plant does nuclear fission take place? The reactor 38 Energy Games and Icebreakers . 7%. by cubic feet QUESTION S A ND ANSWERS FOR COAL 1. True or false—Natural gas is measured in. What is the name of the subatomic particle that causes nuclear fission when it strikes U235—an electron. Most U. True or false—Alaska is the nation’s top oil producing state? False. petroleum supply is imported—25%.S.? Transportation 2. Which energy source gets its energy from garbage and agricultural wastes? Biomass QUESTIONS AND AN S WERS FOR URANIUM 1. What is the chemical name for natural gas? Methane 5. 50%. True or false—The isotope of uranium that splits in nuclear reactors is U238? False. or 30%? 7% 3.Energy Squares QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR PETROLEUM 1. True or false—Natural gas is a light yellow color? False. a neutron.
As the energy efficiency rating of an appliance increases. How is electricity used. By what quantity is propane sold? By the gallon 3. to noon. noon to 6:00 p. Robert Fulton or Edwin Drake? Robert Fulton 4. Is propane used mostly in metropolitan or rural areas? Rural 2. In the summer.QUESTIO NS AN D ANSWERS FOR CONSERVATION 1.m. to midnight? Noon to 6:00 p. 5. or remains the same? Decreases QUEST ION S AND ANSWERS FOR PROPANE 1. decreases. measured.O.800. Propane comes from processing which fossil fuels? Natural gas and petroleum 5. Whose motorized vehicle created a great demand for gasoline? Henry Ford 2. Where was the nation’s first hydroelectric power dam plant built in 1895? Niagara Falls 3. True or false—Incandescent light bulbs provide the same amount of light that fluorescent bulbs do for one-fourth the energy? False.org 39 . After home heating and cooling. Box 10101.m. What is the leading energy source used to generate electricity? Coal QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR HISTORY 1. the amount of energy it requires to operate: increases. Who invented the light bulb and other electrical devices? Thomas Edison 5.m. Manassas. After World War II. VA 20108 1. Petroleum The NEED Project P. Plus or minus five cents. during what time period does the demand for electricity peak—6:00 a. Is the weight of propane lighter than. What two items are used to seal cracks around windows and doors? Caulking and weather stripping 5.m. it’s exactly the opposite 3. what is the cost of a kilowatt-hour of electricity? 11 cents 3. and sold? By the kilowatt-hour 2. Is electricity produced by rotating wires in a magnetic field in a turbine or a generator? A generator 4. Who invented the steamboat. what is the most energy-consuming job in the home? Running appliances 4. What physical state does propane turn into when it’s stored under moderate pressure or cooled to -45° Fahrenheit? A liquid 4. or equal to the weight of air? Heavier than QUESTIONS AND ANSWER FOR ELECTRICITY 1.875.. Which letter of the alphabet is used to measure the value of insulation? R value 2.5029 www. or 6:00 p. this energy source replaced coal as the number one energy source.NEED. heavier than.
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5029 www. They follow the directions to 2 and decide whether the source can be burned. VA 20108 1.org 41 .800. write the correct number in the box. Manassas. draw an arrow. so 1a is the first number to be written in the box. Box 10101. Explain to the students how to complete each energy source box. using hydropower as an example. The students begin with number 1 and decide whether the energy source is 1a or 1b.Energy Source Detective Get Ready Make one copy of the activity on page 42 for each student. then follow the directions after the number until they discover the name of the energy source.NEED.O. Go Distribute a copy of the activity to each student. Energy Source Detective is a critical thinking activity to reinforce understanding of the basic characteristics of the major energy sources. When they discover the correct name.875. they write it at the bottom of the box. so they write the number 2b and follow the directions to the next clue. until they discover the name of the energy source GRADES 2–4 PREPARATION Low TIME 10 minutes The NEED Project P. For the example for hydropower: the students must first decide whether hydropower is renewable or nonrenewable. Hydropower is not burned. It is renewable.
.............. go to 3 3a Energy from space .............. Biomass 2b Is not burned ......Energy Source Detective 1a Renewable ................................. Geothermal 4b On the earth’s surface........ go to 4 4a Inside the earth ..... go to 6 2a Can be burned......... Wind 6a Fossil fuel....................go to 7 6b Energy-rich mineral ................................................................ Natural Gas 8b Shipped in tanks ..................... Uranium 7a A gas ............................................ Solar 3b Energy in/on the earth ........ Hydropower 5b Moving air .........Coal 9b Pumped from the earth .................................. Petroleum 42 Energy Games and Icebreakers ........... go to 2 1b Nonrenewable................................. go to 8 7b A solid or liquid ......................... Propane 9a Mined from the earth ....................................... go to 5 5a Moving water ...................... go to 9 8a Moved by pipeline ...
such as beginning with a diagonal row of the same color or icon. Box 10101. GRADES K–6 PREPARATION Low TIME 15–30 minutes Sample Solutions: Blue Yellow Green Red Blue Yellow Red Green Red Yellow Blue Green Yellow Red Blue Yellow Blue Red Red Green Blue Yellow Blue Red Yellow The NEED Project P.NEED. Manassas. Go Distribute a copy of the puzzle to each student.5029 www. While the students are doing this.Energy Source Puzzle Get Ready Make one copy of the puzzle you choose from pages 44-45 for each student.875.800. Energy Source Puzzle is a critical thinking activity to reinforce renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. Hint: The key is to find a pattern. how they are used. VA 20108 1. Explain to the students that the goal of the activity is to arrange the squares so that only one icon and one color is in each row and column.org 43 . Explain that there are several ways to solve the puzzle and to look for patterns to help solve it. discuss the energy sources the icons represent. then cut apart the squares. and whether they are renewable or nonrenewable.O. Instruct the students to color the squares in each column using the key at the top.
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PREPARATION Low TIME 20–30 minutes Go Choose a student to begin Round 1 and give the following instructions: Read Question 1 on your card.Energy in the Round Energy in the Round is a quick. If there is a disagreement about the correct answer.” That student will then read Question 1 on his/her card. for example) and discuss until a consensus is reached about the correct answer. give some students two cards so that all of the cards are distributed. and general energy information from the Intermediate Energy Infobook. Have the students look at their bolded words at the top of the cards.org. fun game to reinforce information about energy sources. More Energy in the Round topics and cards can be found on the website at www. 46 Energy Games and Icebreakers . have the students listen to the question carefully (forms versus sources. If you have cards left over. “I have _____. give them five minutes to review the information about their words using the Energy Infobooks. and the round will continue until the first student stands up and answers a question. 5–8 GRADES Get Set Distribute one card to each student.need. Have a class set of the Intermediate Energy Infobooks available for quick reference. Continue the game with Rounds 2 and 3. Get Ready Copy one set of the Energy in the Round cards on pages 47-49 on card stock and cut into individual cards. signaling the end of the round. forms of energy. The student with the correct answer will stand up and read the bolded answer.
Who has another word that describes thermal energy? 2.800. Who has the energy source transported by more than one million miles of underground pipeline? 2. room-and-pillar. 1. Who has what can use many different fuels to produce most of the electricity in the U. Who has the energy sources that are replenished in a short time? 2.NEED. Who has a renewable fuel often made from corn that costs more than gasoline but burns cleaner? 2.? I HAVE SOLAR. 1. but cannot be created or destroyed? 3. Who has the energy source that requires the earth’s gravity to work? The NEED Project P. Who has the type of bulb that includes compact fluorescents? I HAVE ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY. Who has the gas that becomes a liquid under moderate pressure or when cooled? I HAVE LIGHT. 1. Manassas. and lakes? 3. Who has the energy source that generates almost half of the nation’s electricity? 2. 1. Who has the process in which atoms are split apart. Who has an energy concept based on efficiency and conservation? 2. Who has the number one state for producing natural gas? 3.? 3. Who has the state that produces and consumes the most electricity in the U. Who has the energy carrier that may become a significant transportation fuel in the future? I HAVE COAL. 1. 1. Who has the energy source that produces volcanoes and hot springs? I HAVE ETHANOL. 1. releasing energy as heat and radiation? I HAVE NATURAL GAS. Who has the process during which precipitation replenishes oceans. Who has the process in which water. Box 10101. Who has the energy source converted directly into electricity using pv cells? 2. VA 20108 1. deep. Who has the sector of the economy that makes the goods and materials we use every day? 2. carbon dioxide and sunlight are turned into glucose and oxygen? 3. Who has the energy source caused by uneven heating of the earth’s surface? 2. Who has a secondary source of energy defined as moving electrons? 3. 1. Who has the group of nonrenewable energy sources used most in the U. 1. 1. Who has the resource that fuel cells use to generate electricity? 3. Who has the sector of the economy that uses about 30 percent of the nation’s energy? 3.org 47 . Who has the energy source two-thirds of which is imported from other countries? 3.I HAVE PROPANE.S.S.O.S.875.5029 www. Who has what can be changed into other forms. and longwall? I HAVE BIOMASS. Who has the energy source that makes renewable methane gas? 2. Who has the processes of surface. Who has the transportation fuel that can be made from biomass? 3. underground. Who has the alcohol made by adding yeast to biomass? I HAVE RENEWABLE.? I HAVE HEAT. rivers.
Who has the gases that make up one percent of the atmosphere? 2. 1. 1. Who has the radioactive mineral used to produce electricity in over 100 locations in the U. 1.I HAVE WIND.? 3. natural gas. 1. Who has the form of energy produced deep within the earth by the slow decay of radioactive particles? 3.? 2. Who has the energy source that takes eight minutes to reach the earth? 3. Who has what was built in 1895 at Niagara Falls? I HAVE PETROLEUM.S. Who has a renewable source of energy from wood. Who has a clean burning fossil fuel used to heat many homes in the U. Who has what is generated when a magnet is spun in a coil of copper wire? I HAVE HYDROGEN. Who has the energy source whose major use is for transportation? 2. Who has the process used by green plants to store the sun’s energy? 48 Energy Games and Icebreakers . motion. Who has the energy source that produces noise pollution but no air pollution? 3. Who has the process in which an atom of uranium is split by a neutron? 2. heat. Who has the process in which uranium and coal are brought to the earth’s surface? 3. 1. Who has the type of energy source we can’t make more of in a short time? 2. 1. 1. Who has the energy source that might disrupt fish and wildlife when its production facility is built? 3. Who has what is generated in a waste-to-energy plant? 2. 1. 1. Who has the simplest element that doesn’t exist naturally as a gas on earth? 2. Who has the process in which the sun’s extremely high pressure and hot temperature cause hydrogen atoms to combine? 2. and propane? 2. Who has what produces light. garbage.S. Who has the process in which water changes from liquid to vapor and back? I HAVE GEOTHERMAL. Who has the group of sources that were formed from plant and animal remains long ago? 3. Who has the energy source that can produce acid rain when it is burned? I HAVE GREENHOUSE. Who has the energy source that depends on the amount of rainfall? 2. Who has the energy source that uses photosynthesis to store radiant energy? 3. Who has energy sources whose supplies are readily replenished? 3. Who has the source of energy that fossil fuels absorbed millions of years ago? I HAVE NONRENEWABLE. Who has a long-term energy plan that meets the needs of today as well as tomorrow? I HAVE ELECTRICITY. 1. growth. Who has a term that describes petroleum. coal. and powers technology? I HAVE FOSSIL FUEL. and agricultural waste? I HAVE FUSION. sound. Who has the energy source that is the nation’s third leading producer of electricity? 3. Who has resources that are used specifically to meet energy needs? I HAVE HYDROPOWER.
O. Manassas.NEED. Who has another word for thermal energy? I HAVE INDUSTRY.I HAVE URANIUM. Who has another word for radiant energy from the sun? 2. Who has the process of evaporation. 1.org 49 . Who has the nuclear combining process that gives off radiant energy? I HAVE ENERGY. Who has the energy source Dr. Who has the process nuclear power plants use to produce electricity? 3. Who has the effect that traps heat in the atmosphere? 3. Who has the portable energy source used in barbecue grills and hot air balloons? 3. Who has the belief that every generation should meet their energy needs without compromising the energy needs of future generations? 3. Who has the number one petroleum producing state? 2. and precipitation? 2. Box 10101.875. Who has the process green plants use to change radiant energy into chemical energy? 2. Walter Snelling discovered in 1911? 2.5029 www. hydropower. geothermal. Who has the gases that are more than 97 percent water vapor? I HAVE POWER PLANT. solar. Who has the energy source whose waste products may or may not be stored in Nevada? I HAVE MINING. condensation. Who has the type of energy source that includes biomass. Who has the energy sources whose supplies are limited? I HAVE NUCLEAR FISSION. Who has the form of energy plants transform and store in their leaves and roots? 3. Who has the production facility where electricity is generated? 2. Who has the process used to reach energy sources buried underground? 2. VA 20108 1. Who has the energy source that is transported chiefly by train? 3.800. Who has the energy source that comes from the earth’s core? 2. 1. Who has the energy source that consists mostly of methane? I HAVE ENERGY SOURCES. 1. Who has natural resources that are used to do work? 3. and wind? The NEED Project P. 1. Who has the energy source of which most is refined into gasoline? I HAVE THE WATER CYCLE. Who has the process in which helium atoms are made by combining hydrogen atoms? 3. Who has the sector of the economy that uses natural gas and propane the most? I HAVE PHOTOSYNTHESIS. 1. 1. 1. 1. Who has the energy source that is produced in the Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean? 3. Who has the resources that can be categorized as either renewable or nonrenewable? 2. Who has the renewable energy source that produces most of its electricity in Texas? I HAVE TEXAS. Who has the type of energy sources in which fossil fuels are grouped? 3. Who has the ability to do work or make a change? 2. 1. 1.
uranium. 12. Move that hand above your other two. propane. Hydropower. Saving energy is our plan. 4. 3. 1. Repeat steps 1-13. The 14 Easy Steps Find a partner and place your palms together (thumbs up) in front of you. geothermal. the clean burning flame of natural gas. Clap your hands together once as in number 3. Saving energy throughout the land. Coal and petroleum. facing your partner. Working together. 9.The NEED Clap DEVELOPED BY LINDA HUTTON AND THE NEED STUDENTS IN KITTY HAWK. Slap your hands back and forth (keeping palms together). Clap once with your right hand and your partner’s hand above your left hands. 6. Take your left hand below your right hand and grab your partner’s other hand. Grab your partners hand and hold together with thumbs up. and slap your partner’s hand once back and forth. 2. Hit the top of your hand once. 10. Hit the top of your hand again. Have FUN! 50 Energy Games and Icebreakers . 7. 5. Take your right hand and slap your right hip twice. 8. conserving forever. 13. Take your right hand away from the left and clap once. wind. 11. and biomass. shaking hands. 14. NC We are NEED energy students. Slap hands back and forth once with the backs of your hands landing together and stop. Energy sources light our future. solar. We save energy for our future. Saving energy takes all hands. Saving energy throughout the land. Grab your partner’s right hand with your right hand below your left hands.
5029 www. Were the instructions clear and easy to follow? 3. Was the energy knowledge content age appropriate? 10. Was the preparation required acceptable for the activity? 8. VA 20108 51 . Manassas.NEED. Did you conduct the entire activity? 2.875.Energy Games and Icebreakers Evaluation Form State: ___________ Grade Level: ___________ Number of Students: __________ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No 1. VA 20108 FAX: 1-800-847-1820 1. Box 10101.org The NEED Project P.O. Were the allotted times sufficient to conduct the activity? 6. Were the students interested and motivated? 9. Was the activity age appropriate? 5. Was the activity easy to use? 7.800. Would you use the activity again? How would you rate the activity overall? excellent good good fair fair poor poor How would your students rate the activity overall? excellent What would make the activity more useful to you? Other Comments: Please fax or mail to: NEED Project PO Box 10101 Manassas. Did the activity meet your academic objectives? 4.
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