- Demonstrate the flow of heat energy. Use your
demonstration to explain it in your own words the ideas
of heat temperature, kinetic energy, calorie, and the
laws of thermodynamics.
- Give an example of each of the following forms of
energy: heat, light, mechanical, electrical, chemical,
atomic. Prepare a table showing devices for each form
of energy that will convert in into another form of
energy. Describe the idea of tradeoffs in energy use.
- Make a color chart showing the world's known and
estimated energy resources. Explain how long each is
expected to last based on today's best estimates. Tell
where you got your information.
- Do the following:
- Prepare charts showing:
- What energy sources supply the United States
with its energy
- What portion of our energy is used by homes,
business, industry, and transportation.
- What fuels are used to generate America's
- Tell what is being done to make any three of the
following produce more energy. Include cost,
pollution, and safety problems n your explanation.
- Nuclear fission generators
- Nuclear fusion generators
- The sun
- The wind
- The oceans
- Tell how out lives in the United States might be
affected in energy supplies could not meet our
- Show and explain to your counselor two articles from a
current newspaper or magazine about the use or
conservation of energy. Tell why these articles are
important to the United States and why they are
important to you.
- Conduct an energy audit of your home. Prepare a written
report in two parts:
- Describe ways that your family can use energy more
- Keep a record of what you have done to save energy
for a 2-week period.
- Find out and describe in a notebook 10 different
examples of energy waste going on in your town.
Suggest in each case possible ways to reduce this
waste. Find out and write in your notebook five
examples you have observed of pollution from energy
use. Suggest in each case how this pollution might be
- Give a talk titled "Energy: Why We Need It and How We
Can Use It Better". Use all of the materials you have
prepared in requirements 1 through 7. Choose as your
audience your counselor, a den of Cub Scouts, or
another group approved by your counselor.