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Learning Objective: Teachers will guide students to understand what a phantom load is and which device has the largest phantom load.

 

Materials
1. Plug in Energy Meter
2. Different electrical devices (decided upon by class)
3. Copy of Find the Phantom Load Handout

Curriculum Connections

The Alberta Science Curriculum

Outcomes for Science, Technology and Society (STS) and Knowledge 

Students will: 

  1. Investigate and describe relationships between humans and their environments, and identify related issues and scientific questions 
  • analyze personal and public decisions that involve consideration of environmental impacts, and identify needs for scientific knowledge that can inform those decisions 

Essential Questions:

Why do we need to save energy?

How does our use of technology and energy affect our environment?

How can we reduce the use of energy to help our environment?

Download the Alberta Grade 9 Science Curriculum connections here

Download the Ontario Curriculum connections here.

 

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