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Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor

The Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor is an easy to use device that will show you how efficient some items really are with a real time usage in watts. Find out how much energy your devices really use—including, the cost of operation, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO₂) produced in generating the electricity consumed, and watts. See at a glance the true impact to your wallet—and the environment.

Requirements:
Manufacturer: Belkin
Manual: Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor
Suggested Grade Levels: 5th and above
Suggested Courses: Earth Science, Environmental Science/Engineering
Video Demonstration: (None available at this time)

Directions:

1   Plug in the Conserve Insight, the screen will show 0-0.5W until you plug a device in. If your plugged-in device power consumption is below 0.5 watts, the 0-0.5W         screen will continue to appear.
2   Plug any household device into the Conserve Insight and the screen will automatically display how many dollars per year your device costs in its current operating         mode. (You do not need to press anything on your Conserve Insight to view this screen.)
3   Conserve Insight buttons: With your device plugged into the Conserve Insight, press one of the corresponding buttons to enter into the desired mode. Pressing the         CO2 or Dollar button more than once will switch between monthly and yearly readings, which are illustrated by the calendar icon in the bottom right corner of the         display (30 for a month and 365 for a year).

Activities:

    1.The Cost of Electricity Lesson Plan
        - Students will learn how to calculate the energy costs of common household appliances and look at ways to become more energy efficient.
        - Resources provided by Consumers Energy
            -Procedure and worksheets


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