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Compact Fluorescent and LED Cost-Benefit Analysis

The Compact Fluorescent lesson provides teachers and students with the means to connect energy use consequences and climate change causes in a “take home message.” Through examining home energy use, calculating potential savings and pollution caused by the generation of electricity, students can internalize each of these issues and share information with their families.
Using this lesson in your classroom
The Cost Benefit Analysis allows students to calculate electrical usage in household lighting and create a cost-benefit analysis for electricity and air emission savings by replacement of incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent or LED light bulbs.


Grade Level:
  • 9.2 D 5
  • 9.3 D8
  • 9.8 D 22, 23, 24
  • 9.9 D 26
Student Materials
Student Worksheets (357.5 KB)
Cost Benefit Reading (156.0 KB)
Teacher Materials
Teachers Guide and Lesson (380.5 KB)
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