Does saving energy really matter?
Does saving energy really matter? L/O – To know why we should try to conserve energy and how we can limit our use of fossil fuels How would you get that energy? If you were the last person on earth would you still need energy? ‘When will fossil fuels run out?’ I am a history teacher and I read in the news paper that fossil fuels will run out in 10 years I am a geologist and my research and studies suggest that we have about 50 years of fossil fuels left Who’s answer would you trust and why? I work for a Power company and our research tells us fossil fuels will not run out for over 200 years I invented the solar powered car and I believe that fossil fuels will run out in 20 years Why should we try to conserve (save) energy Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide which contributes to global warming Fossil fuels are not renewable so they will run out Most energy is made by fossil fuels. This should be conserved because The carbon particles from burning coal can lead to global dimming Fossil fuels can be used for other useful products like plastics and medicines Impurities in fossil fuels such as sulphur can lead to acid rain How have you used fossil fuels today? What could you do to reduce your use of fossil fuels? In the car Walk to school Lights Turn lights off Cooking Wear a jumper before turning heating on Plastic Pen Hairdryer Task Shower rather than bath Hot bath Wash at 30ºC Your task is to write a letter to your parents Cup of Tea explaining why it is important to conserve energy, and what you are going to do to help and how theOnly boil the water you need Clean Clothes rest of your family could help Starting your letter – several different ways Do you know how many ways we waste energy ……… Saving energy is important because …….. There are so many simple things we can do to save energy ……. Can you imagine what it might be like if fossil fuels ran out ….. How would your life change if there were no fossil fuels left?