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 for High School Grades

Lessons are delineated by Levels 1, 2 or 3 for difficulty and progression, and include consumable worksheets, activities, experiments and readings. The lessons focus on the topics of Energy Transformations, Energy Efficiency, Energy Systems, Energy and the Environment and Renewable Energy Sources, each facilitating higher level thinking skills such as problem solving through analytical and critical thinking.

Content Standard/
Grade Level Expectation
Connecticut Mastery
Test
Inquiry Standard CINQs Curriculum Standard Connecticut Mastery
Test
Science Math
High School, Level 1 Energy Efficiency Lesson
Energy Transformations Lesson 1: The Energy Roller Coaster
Watching energy change from one form to another.
7.1.b
7.1.7-8
C14 1-10 1.1-1.2
3.3, 4.1
15-16
22, 25
Energy Efficiency Lesson 2: Working Efficiently
Comparing heat from incandescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
7.1.8   1-10 1.2
4.1
4.3
20
24, 25
Systems Lesson 3: Home Systems - Wired
Learning about home energy use and household circuits.
7.1.8   1-2,
6-10
4.1
4.2
20, 24
Environment Lesson 4: Fuel Spills and the Environment
Researching risks related to transporting fuels.
6.4.4
6.4.8
C11 1-10 4.1 20, 24
Clean Renewable Sources Lesson 5: Wind Energy Is Solar Energy
Building and studying a device that models offshore wind currents.
6.3.2-3
6.3.9
C9 1-10    
Content Standard/
Grade Level Expectation
Connecticut Mastery
Test
Inquiry Standard CINQs Curriculum Standard Connecticut Mastery
Test
Science Math
High School, Level 2 Energy Efficiency Lesson
Energy Transformations Lesson 1: Food, Fuel and Fire
Comparing hydrocarbons and carbohydrates, and combustion and metabolism.
6.2.3-4
7.1.8
C14 1-5,
8-10
   
Energy Efficiency Lesson 2: Conservation
Evaluating the true cost of appliances.
7.1.8   2, 5-6,
8-10
1.1
4.1
19-20,
23-25
Systems Lesson 3: Systems and Cycles
Analyzing daily changes in electrical demand.
7.1.b   1-10 4.1
4.2
19-20,
24-25
Environment Lesson 4: Up in Smoke
Learning that reducing energy use reduces air pollution.
7.1.8   2, 9-10    
Clean Renewable Sources Lesson 5: Solar Energy and theWater Cycle
Demonstrating how the sun operates as the planet's pump, moving water from the oceans to the mountains.
7.3.7 C19 1-5,
8-10
1.2
4.1
20,
22, 24
Content Standard/
Grade Level Expectation
Connecticut Mastery
Test
Inquiry Standard CINQs Curriculum Standard Connecticut Mastery
Test
Science Math
High School, Level 3 Energy Efficiency Lesson
Energy Transformations Lesson 1: Solar Power - Direct from the Sun
Seeing ways to use solar energy.
6.3.a
7.1.8
8.4
  1-10 3.3
4.1
4.2
19-20,
22,
24-25
Energy Efficiency Lesson 2: Lighting the Way
Comparing the cost of incandescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
7.1.a
8.1.1
C13
C23
2,
6-10
2.2
4.1
4.2
7
20, 24
Systems Lesson 3: Overload!
Planning improvements in public infrastructure.
8.4   2, 6,
8-10
4.1
4.2
19-20
24
Environment Lesson 4: Fossil Fuels and Gas Blankets
Analyzing atmospheric changes related to energy use.
8.4   2,
6-10
4.1
4.2
19-20
24
Clean Renewable Sources Lesson 5: Using Solar Energy, Step 1: Passive Solar Energy
Measuring the angle of the sun in the sky.
8.3.3-4
8.3.6
C29 1-10 2.1
3.1
4.1
18, 20