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Energy Vampires

Levels: Grades 2-6
Topics: energy, electricity

Description: Energy "vampires" are very real drains on power and the pocketbook. In this online activity, users search a virtual house to locate appliances that draw power when not unplugged and compute the cost of keeping those items on "standby" year-round. Such suggestions as using power strips to turn off power to groups of "vampires" at once help students become more energy-wise.

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