School Energy Audit

In this module, students explore green energy in their school and discuss the benefits of a campus energy audit. Students investigate how energy is used around the school and document energy-intensive appliances. Students, need to compile, gather and align their data in a useful format to help them analyze the data efficiently. After analyzing, they reflect on its importance and begin considering ideas for improving energy usage on campus. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
1 x facilitator guide
1 x presentation
1 x teacher notes
Learner resources1 x worksheet
16 x supporting resources
1 x info-graphic
Projects – experiments1 x eco audit

Module Key Questions

By the end of this module your learners should be able to answer the following questions:

  • How does our school compare to other schools around the world in terms of energy conservation?
  • Why should we think about the energy efficiency of our school?
  • Where is our school the most energy-efficient? The least?
  • What can we collectively do to improve energy efficiency on campus?
  • Can students conducting an energy eco-audit truly help improve the school?
  • What are the key strategies for implementing energy conservation measures on campus?
  • How does an eco-audit create opportunities for leadership and citizenship?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 10 – 11 | 15 – 17 years
CAPS subjectGeography
Subject strandResource Use and Sustainability
Sub-topicsEnergy management in South Africa

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with:Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS)and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable Development Goals: Each lesson is aligned to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons

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