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Lesson Plans/Activity: Draft-O-Meter Adode PDF
Grades: K-4 , 5-8
Subject: Energy Efficiency and Conservation

Students will learn an easy technique to measure the presence of drafts in their homes and classrooms.

Curriculum: Science, Math
Plan Time:One class period for activity and one class period for follow-up

National Standards: Grades K-4

  • PRI-A: 1.b. Plan and conduct a simple investigation.
  • PRI-A: 1.c. Employ simple equipment and tools to gather data and extend the senses.
  • PRI-E: 2.e. Tools help scientists make better observations, measurements, and equipment for investigations. They help scientists see, measure, and do things that they could not otherwise see, measure, and do.

National Standards: Grades 5-8


Handout included; pencil, tape, plastic food wrap

Owner: Alliance to Save Energy