Saturday, March 24, 2012

Students Teaching Students

On January 5, 2012, members of the BGYSC had the opportunity to visit a 4th and 5th grade class at Stonewall Elementary School in a collaborative event about sustainability. High school students, Sarah Caton and Marie Armbruster had the privilege of working with students using foot candle meters and more to teach the students about conservation.
In reflecting on the experience, BGYSC member Marie wrote:

"As Stonewall begins to implement their E=USE2 program, their Gifted and Talented students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th conducted a light level test, plug load study and secret energy audit. That’s where Sarah and I came in. We helped the students conduct these surveys in their school and explain what it all meant. I conducted a plug load study with a group of five students. We went into a kindergarten teacher’s classroom and measured watt usage on the appliances in her classroom. The students were fascinated to realize that all of the appliances had a phantom load. They enjoyed using the equipment and had fun collecting data. We estimated the cost each year to use the appliances in one classroom. The students were amazed at what they found and they were interested in how they could use less electricity and become a more “green” school. I loved working with the students and they all cared about making their school more green."
Pictures of the event soon to come!

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