Get Moving: Meeting 4

Meeting 4: Investigating Buildings

Goal: Juniors begin to explore energy use in buildings as they delve deeper into the science of energy and get ready to conduct an energy audit of a community building.

Supplies and Resources

  1. Recurring Supplies
  2. Copies of page 52 of the adult guide, one for each girl
  3. Copies of page56 of the adult guide, one for each girl

Opening Ceremony: Energy Pledges

  • In a circle, invite the girls to share how they are doing on their energy pledges. See pages 49 and 50 of the adult guide for some discussion ideas.

Shining a Light on Light Bulbs

  • Start a discussion about lighting and how much energy different types of bulbs use, then help the girls conduct experiments.

Brr, That’s Cold: Checking for Drafts

  • Invite the girls to explore your meeting space and check it for drafts using the chart on the top of page 56 of the adult guide. For more information about this activity, see page53 of the adult guide.

Supplies and Resources

  1. Recurring supplies
  2. Copies of page 56 of the adult guide from the previous meeting

Bundle Up for Comfort: The Value of Insulation

  • The Juniors will learn about the effectiveness of insulation by predicting what materials will best insulate jars of hot water. The chart for recording the outcomes of this activity can be found on the bottom half of page 56 of the adult guide.