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  • 1. Challenge Based Learning: A Step-by-Step Example
    Randy Rodgers
    Walden University
    Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/teampltw/5124724001/sizes/z/
  • 2. The Big Idea
    Energy Conservation
  • 3. Essential Questions
    What types of energy resources do we consume?
    What activities use the most energy?
    What are some alternative energy sources?
    How can we use energy more efficiently?
    What might be the consequences of using energy resources inefficiently?
    How do I personally use energy resources wastefully?
  • 4. The Challenge
    Create a plan to more efficiently use energy resources.
    Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhaaga/3054077239/sizes/s/
  • 5. Guiding Questions
    What daily activities use energy resources?
    How can I calculate how much energy I use?
    How do I waste energy?
    What activities could be done in a way that uses less energy?
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  • 6. Guiding Activities
    Play the Energy Hog game: http://www.energyhog.org/childrens.htm
    Play Energyville: http://willyoujoinus.com/energyville/
    EcoKids website and games: http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/index.cfm
    Calculate your carbon footprint: http://calc.zerofootprint.net/youth/
    Brainstorm every activity you do in a week that uses energy resources.
  • 7. Guiding Resources
    Explaining alternative energy resources to kids
    Kids saving energy
    Renewable energy fact sheets
    Renewable and non-renewable energy sources
    Energy sources
    What is wasting energy in your home right now?
    How to save energy at home
  • 8. The Solution
    5 Easy Ways to Save Energy Every Day
    Recycle
    Turn off or unplug electric appliances when not in use
    Adjust the thermostat
    Take short showers instead of long baths
    Spend less time watching television or using the computer
    Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shootina710is/2068253066/sizes/s/
  • 9. Assessment
    Create a project rubric to give students a clear picture of what is expected of their project.
    Rubistar is a handy online tool for creating and sharing assessment rubrics.
  • 10. Publication
    Possible tools to share student products with a global audience:
    Blogs
    Wikis
    Class websites
    Online digital narrative tools (e.g. VoiceThread, YouTube, etc.)
  • 11. For More Information
    Detailed instructions, examples, and lesson plans are available through Apple’s Challenge Based Learning website:http://ali.apple.com/cbl/

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