Teacher Guide & Resources

Maine Saves Energy: A Guide to Student-Led Investigations Using Real-Time Electricity Monitoring was developed to assist teachers in carrying out student-led investigations of residential electricity use utilizing existing and emerging technologies.  Consult About This Guide to learn more about the components of the guide and how it can supplement and enrich the lessons in the existing PowerSleuth units.

Investigation Guide: Using Real-Time Electricity Data to Spark Student-Led Investigations 

Overview

Students examine different types of electricity data available to homeowners. They engage in a series of investigations designed to help a "mystery" homeowner use the available data to understand and reduce their electricity use and costs. 

Key Ideas

Investigation Goals

Students will:

Investigation Resources

pdf jpgInvestigation Guide (20 pages, 758 KB)

Investigation Guide and Supplementary Activity Matrix (13 pages, 2.9 MB)

Supplementary Activities

Resource Pages

Links

Connection to Maine Agencies

A Maine Energy Education Representative Program (MEEP) representative will come to interested schools, free of charge, to guide and support the concepts in this lesson:  

For schools in Aroostook County, a Maine Public Service (MPS) representative will come to interested schools, free of charge, to guide and support the concepts developed in this lesson

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