eesmarts™ Lessons

eesmarts lessons are fully aligned with the Connecticut Science Frameworks including the science curriculum standards and state assessment expectations for grades PreK through Grade 9.

Each eesmarts lesson features materials for students, hands-on activities, detailed teacher guidebooks, extensions and evaluation tools. The lessons are flexible and interdisciplinary and the program fits seamlessly into any class curriculum. For specific lesson materials information, please visit the links to the right.

eesmarts™ Energy Efficiency Lessons Grades K, 1 & 2
Kindergarten Energy Conservation Lesson: Iggy and Me, Saving Energy
Kindergarten Energy Efficiency Lesson

Iggy and Me, Saving Energy

This big book offers an engaging read-aloud tale of a boy and his dinosaur friend. It introduces younger children to energy concepts through rhyme and repetition. As the story builds awareness of energy and why it's important to save it, several featured activities show students how they can start saving energy themselves.

Content Standard/
Grade Level Expectation
Inquiry Standard AINQs Curriculum Standard Connecticut Mastery
Test
Science Math
K.1.6
K.2.2
K.2.5
K.4.2
1, 4,
5-6, 9
2.1
2.2
3.2
1
10
19
24
Grade 1 Energy Conservation Lesson: Rosa and Effy's Adventure
Grade 1 Energy Efficiency Lesson

Rosa and Effy's Adventure

All is not well in Wattsville! The grade one big book illustrates how an enthusiastic little girl and her dinosaur pal must save the residents from wasteful habits. The curriculum gives students a real life look at energy use and overuse in a typical house. Then, it empowers them to make smart energy decisions in their own homes.

Content Standard/
Grade Level Expectation
Inquiry Standard AINQs Curriculum Standard Connecticut Mastery
Test
Science Math
1.2.5
1.4.2
1.4.3
1.4.7
1.4.8
1-8 2.2
3.1
3.2
4.1
4
16
17
23
Grade 2 Energy Conservation Lesson: Sunny: High Energy Girl
Grade 2 Energy Efficiency Lesson

Sunny: High Energy Girl

Sunny has a lot of energy, in fact she gets all of her energy from the sun. With the help of Sunny and her school friends, students will explore how energy gets from the sun, into our foods and finally into our bodies. Students will be able to complete activities pertaining to energy pathways and nutrition label reading, and they will have a take-home book to share with their families.

Content Standard/
Grade Level Expectation
Inquiry Standard AINQs Curriculum Standard Connecticut Mastery
Test
Science Math
2.2.4
2.4.1
2.4.5
1-7 1.1
1.2
2.2
3.3
4.2
2, 4, 7
16-17
19, 24