Project & Assingements


Energy Awareness on Conservation

Background to the Project

The school
             Govt. Inter College BHEL senior secondary school is located at outside of BHEL, near National Park of Uttrakhand in district of Hardwar in India, which serves more than 500 students from rural and economically weaker sections of the society. This school is co-educational run by Government of Uttrakhand. Students are being provided with modern education with any cost VIth to XIIth .

The teacher
Mr. Pradeep negi is Lecture in Economics in school.  Being Physically Handicapped he was given his hundred percentage contribution to ward education. He was trained under ICT training Program of Uttrakhand.  He showed his technology expertise towards class room by preparing his lesson plan using ITC tools and lead as an example for his entire school as a motivator to use the technologies as a teaching aid. His work continued to go beyond the class room and teach the community by showing his participating towards conducting awareness program on AIDS PREVENTED EDUCATION, GLOBAL WARMING, BUILDING ENERGY AWARENESS ON CONSERVATION, NUTRIENTS AND VITAMINS, BLOOD AWARNESS  etc. to nearby villages by organizing awareness campaign support by visual presentations prepared on these topics. And thus, he proved that ICT can also be used towards the development of the society besides the class room. He motivated not only his school teacher but also other school teacher the use of ICT in school educations. He makes his subject Economics interesting by creating presentation on each topic. He created school Blogs (http://gicbhelhardwaruk.blogspot.com) and Economics Blogs (http://pradeepnegieconomics.blogspot.com) for students. These blogs help not only help to students but also help school teacher to implement their information to students. He used Social Sites for educated students.

Video of  Activity of Students


Project Goals
The original goal of project was to promote an awareness and responsible life style for our school children as well as general public. It was realized that information and knowledge through lectures cannot ensure desirable change in behavior. Project “Energy Awareness on Conservation” was need in such a manner that students learnt the concepts of saving Energy at their own pace. There are many things that students can do at school and home to help their community become more energy efficient.
The need to propagate the importance of raising awareness about the need to use energy responsibly, especially among school children and teachers to implement this project.  The principal aim here was to provide guidance to teachers and students in order to maximize excellence in the energy education process, and enhance learning of students as well as sensitize them on key energy issues that will impact their lives. The issues covered energy conservation, as well as efficient use of appliances and electricity. Conservation is one of the ways we can reduce energy use, thus reducing the amount of pollutants put into our atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels and reducing the negative effects felt from the burning of these fuels. Conservation methods include modifications to our daily behaviors to reduce energy consumption (e.g., turning off light bulbs).

Objectives
  • ·         Children will understand the uses of saving energy are one of the best ways to conserve natural resources.
  • ·         Student will recognize renewable and nonrenewable resources in a given environment.
  • ·         To raise awareness about the importance of monitoring energy consumption by tracking the school's use of electricity.
  • ·         Conservation is one of the ways we can reduce energy use, thus reducing the amount of pollutants put into our atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels and reducing the negative effects felt from the burning of these fuels.
  • ·         Conservation methods include modifications to our daily behaviors to reduce energy consumption (e.g., turning off light bulbs).
  • ·         Efficiency can be achieved by choosing energy conscious products. These products still provide work, light or heat, but do so with less energy consumption than less efficient products.

The planning and origin of the project

In my classrooms along with lecturing, listening, note-taking process I engaged my children in the classroom activity through discussion, peer learning, sharing, etc. My students are responsible for one another's learning as well as their own. Thus, the success of one student helps other students to be successful. I never transmit information to my children. I always serve as a facilitator for learning. This involves creating and managing meaningful learning experiences and stimulating students' thinking through real world problems. I shared my students’ creative work through online communities. I shared my classroom experience in the 15 Govt. Inter Colleges at Hardwar District in Uttrakhand, which is helpful for approx. 3500 Students.
The students were shown a small presentation made by me on the topic “Energy Awareness on Conservation” and video from Internet. We had discussion about the topic, and its importance. We began to share our concerns and ways in which we could help with the poor weak students. We discussed ways to improve Energy conversation in school and home. They were then briefed about project requirements. The students were divided into groups and leaders.     


Teaching Strategies
      1.      The class was divided into 6 groups of 10 students each of mixed gender, ability and  skills.
2.      Cooperative and Individual group work and research.
3.      Use of ICT to communicate knowledge and understanding.
4.      Sharing work by using Internet.
5.      To involve the students community in spreading awareness in the society.
6.      Stimulates their creative thinking.
7.      Making digital poster, presentation, conduction survey, working model, conduct exhibition seminar etc.

Research, Survey Data analysis and creating action plan
The students conduct survey in school and at home to reduce Energy consumptions. By implementing energy-conservation measures and using energy-efficient technologies, schools can significantly cut their energy use. The students make Questionnaires and surveys are great ways of gathering information about people’s habits, knowledge, opinions and preferences. Collate the results of the questionnaire and create graphs and pictures to show the results. Display the results on your notice board so the whole school body can see. Survey work given to students GROUP wise.
1.      Students survey the school leakage point where the electricity consumes more.
2.      Students survey 5 STAR rating electric appliances.
3.      Students survey the use of renewable source of energy e.g. solar energy in the town capture the photo of solar energy by suing mobile tech.
4.      Students conduct online survey of use of renewable source of energy in Indian and World. They collected the latest online data form various web resources.
5.      Students survey how we can save energy by changing some habit.
6.      Students create their own home electric calculator to measure electric use in home.
7.      Students survey solar energy used in BHEL GUST HOUSE.
8.      Students place stickers or signs near light switches and electronic to remind students and teachers to switch them off when not needed.
9.      Students develop a database with the help of spreadsheet software to record information, draw graphs and analyze the data.
10.  They uploaded the creative and innovative activities done by our students.

The technology context
Technology is fairly rich in our classroom facilitated with 10 new computers for student’s use, a LCD Projector display to show the presentation in large screen and Wi-Fi modem. During the project, the students were also exposed with various websites thru internet to gain more knowledge about the topic. Technology expanded the students learning immeasurably. The ICT tools not only helped students get excited about the project, but also helped them communicated more clearly and intentionally. These tools act as resources to explore the feasibility of open discussions and the process to be adopted for any activity.

The project has also motivated the students to spread the knowledge as an awareness program using ICT tools in the society. The assessment prepared to check the understandability level for the students fetched more attention as it has been prepared in such a way that there is more interaction among the students with the assessments rather than being a simple question and answer type. Student’s creativity and their interest have increased after using ICT intervention as a teaching aid.

Project Management
  • The project was designed in such a manner that students learnt the concepts of saving Energy at their own pace. There are many things you can do at home to help your family become more energy efficient.

  • This project has been prepared in 30 days after a thorough ground work and research for need. The project can be broken down in the following manners:-
                     
ü  Books were selected and completed prior to beginning.
ü Information’s, data & images were collected from various websites prior to beginning.
ü  Review/teaching of Energy awareness on conservation (2 Days)
ü  Video/ppt. presentation (1 Days)
ü  Satisfying various queries/doubts for students (2 Days)
ü  Measuring electric bill by using Home electric calculator (1 Days)
ü  Survey of 5 Star rating electric appliances in the market and observation of solar water heater plant in BHEL Hospital. (2 Days)
ü  Education tour- visited Hydro Electric Power Stations in Chilla Hardwar. (1 Days)
ü  Lab activity and Group Discussion (14 Days)
ü  Organized for a street theater to demonstrate the presentation to the staffs in school and (1 Day)
ü  Preparing poster, slogans, hands out ¼ÅtkZ cpkus ds mik;½  were distributed to nearby village and school   (4 Days)
ü  Filling Declaration from (“kiFk i=) to their locality (2 days)
ü  Final presentation and Assessment. (2 Days)

 Involvement of Students
Making Energy efficient Calculator
Students create home electric calculator for measuring electric used at their home. They calculate electric reading and formula for Estimating Energy consumption. They create Electric Calculator in Excel and used mathematical formula, table and calculate their home energy uses. In this way they learn how to use the electric calculator and cut down wastage of electricity at home.

Creating the Action plan
After survey students using the data from your audit, identify the places where energy is not being used efficiently at home and school.
       Group brainstorming
  • In small groups, brainstorm solutions to these energy issues. Groups can be assigned specific issues to address. Alternatively, all groups can be assigned the same prominent issues to achieve a greater variety of interesting solutions.
  • As a team, discuss and agree on the most effective solutions.
  • Compile these solutions into a final action plan.

      Execution of tasks
  • Provide training to staff and students on implementing the energy conservation campaign.
  • Set-up the school for success. For example, place stickers or signs near light switches and electronics to remind students and teachers to switch them off when not needed.

      Extension ideas
  • In regular assemblies, share results, achievements and development plans for the future.
  • Prepare a school notice board showing graphs of results and achievements.
  • To involve the students community in spreading awareness in the society.
  • Students develop a database with the help of spreadsheet software to record information, draw graphs and analyze the data.
  • Uploaded the creative and innovative activities done by our students.
 Science Exhibition
             In science exhibition students create model of renewable source of energy. They made solar cooker, solar lantern, wind mall, and water energy etc.
 Organized Education tour
  • Being the Mater Trainer of SMDC (jk’Vªh; ek/;fed f”k{kk vfHk;ku) I organized Education Tour to  school students at CHILA HYDRO POWER STATIONS in Pauri Garhwal. Students learned how the Electric Power generates by using water. After retiring from the tour they make project file and presentation by using web resources.

  • Students visited solar heater water plant in BHEL Guest house and Hospital. At that place they observed how the water was boiled by use of solar energy.

  • Students visited on Energy Conservation Mobile Van in Govt. Girls Inter College Jwalapur Hardwar. Mobile van was sent by the Central council of Nation Science Museum of Delhi. On the mobile van students learned the new source of energy and their potential.

Competition and workshop
  • teri” (The Energy and Resources Institute, Delhi) organized a workshop – subject on Energy Awareness on Conservation, Slogan writing competition/Group Activity under BEACON Project at K.V. BHEL Hardwar. In this workshop our school students participated and show their best presentation on efficient use of energy resources. Four students of our school awarded for his best presentations.

  • One student of class X-A won the third prize in painting competition organized by PCRI, BHEL on the occasion of “World Environment Day” celebrations 2012 on 5 June 2012.

  • Two hundred Students were participating Painting competitions on Energy awareness on conservations organized by BEE Govt. of India dated 01 Oct. 2013. Two painting have been selected and sent to BEE (THDC INDIA LEMITED) Rishikesh Dehradun.

  • Energy Awareness on Conservation Painting – On dated 20 Dec. 2013 The Times of India, UREDA & ONGC has been awarded to Swati Patel class Xth for his painting on saving Energy 2013. Her painting has been selected for ONGC calendar year 2014. The Award was given by The Director of UREDA (Shri Ranjan Kumar Shina) in ONGC auditorium at Dehradun.

Awareness campaign
                 This project is focusing on monitoring the use of electricity, heating and water. Savings are achieved primarily through change of habits of household members who can reach more than 20% savings with a more rational use of energy.  In home they use energy saving light CFL and motivate people to purchase 5 Star rating environment friendly electric appliances.
         
     In PTA (Parent teacher association) meeting held in our school every 3 months. Parents and teachers are partners in the education of the students. PTA meetings are an important part of our initiative to support our students, our pursuit for academic success. Therefore, regular a meaningful communication between school and home is necessary. These parents-teacher interactions lead to improve student performance and communication. The teacher and students would discuss the topic of implementing energy-conservation measures and using energy-efficient technologies, schools and community can significantly cut their energy use. The result is financial savings as well as a reduced environmental impact. They discuss the topic of increasing school electric bill, purchase new light CFL and new fans. Students show their presentation on PTA meeting and gave them Handout of Easy Ways to Save Energy ¼ÅtkZ cpkus ds mik;½. The entire PTA member was excited about the project.

                  On “Energy Conservation Day” students prepared poster, slogans and charts and were go around the school vicinity areas as well as in the town area of taking banners to create awareness among the people about the importance of energy awareness and conversation. Students communities the massage of switch off the light for one hour on Earth Hour Day respect of saving our Natural resources. Students send the message by using email, face book, whatsApp and SMS in mobile.

Creative and scientific work
         In regular assemblies, students share survey results, achievements and development plans for the future. Prepare a school notice board showing graphs of results and achievements. Involve the local media and to let everyone know about the school's energy conservation project. They also involve the student’s community in spreading awareness in the society. Team up with another school in the area to share ideas. Students share their creative and innovative activities to UREDA Dehradun Uttrakhand.
                 The students share their work online. They upload their presentation on YouTube, Slid share, blogs, wikispaces and other web sites and photo on Facebook. They create their own Facebook or e-mail account and share project work. The students share photo and video by using Mobile. They write their comment on line.

                                                     
Formation of Energy Conservation Club
           On dated 05 Dec. 2013 our school established Energy awareness conservation Club. The main aim of club is to promote energy conservation not only for school students but also for the community.  This club encourage using environment friendly products. Club provides students with our Energy Conservation Tip Booklet which demonstrates many ways families can stop energy waste at home. In this way we encourage students to report family successes and give them recognition.
Clubs will carry-out these activities:
  • Energy Conservation Games, debate & painting competitions, quiz, article, etc.
  • Demonstrations of Energy saving ideas
  • Distribute Energy saving Booklets or Handouts to students families or neighborhood
  • With support from local businesses corporates Posters, pens, key chains etc. containing Energy saving Activities can be distribute
  • Organized  Street theater (Projector used by the students) for Awareness
  • Sharing their work for community by using social website.
                                                                                         
Activity work
  • The students of our school enthusiastically went about motivating people to save energy. Students conduct Energy Awareness campaign in school as well as in the town taking banners to create awareness among the people. In the Energy Conservation Day rally students were go around the school vicinity areas as well as in the village.
  • Students were organized into different teams and create “Street Theatre” in different places to bring awareness among the people. They carry laptop and projector into the area and educated people.
  • They conduct awareness rally near school areas and distributed Handouts ¼ÅtkZ cpkus ds mik;½ to people & fill (Approx. 3500 form) Declaration form ¼”kiFk i=½ to their locality.
  • Students make poster, chart and slogan for campaign. They download slogan and picture from online. They place stickers or signs near light switches and electronics to remind students and teachers to switch them off when not needed. They paste handout and article relative to saving energy in school notice board. In school science exhibition students create model of saving energy by using renewable source of energy.
  • Students download online map from Google for searching area for awareness campaign. They used school Wi-Fi connection for their work. In the campaign they used latest technology GPS System in their mobile for right location. Students were very excited of using this technology.


Student Assessment
To recognize and enable individual endeavor, we have continuous Evaluation, following a grading system highlighting effort as well as achievement as the 6th to 12th class level. At this level, the children are assessed on the basis of continuous Evaluation. Assessment report is based on the worksheet, class activities/assignments/class activity/problem solving assessment/project works assigned on a regular/daily basis. The annual result will be declared on the basis of cumulative assessment in the end of project.
           I evaluated the students by quizzes, tests, working model, group projects, class discussion, research work, field work, group activity, etc.

Outcome achieved
  • To understand Energy awareness on conversation.
  • To observe the role of Energy in our daily life.
  • To developed the habits of saving energy by switch off the lights.
  • This project has helped in development of 21st century skills such as team work, survey, communication, ICT, inquiry based research and problem solving. It has created awareness about need for Energy conservation and saving judiciously.
  • It has brought about desirable social change and empowered children to be good citizens. Use of technology has helped students develop critical thinking, problem solving and high order thinking skills.
  • We were clearly visualized and get the reality about the concepts taught using ICT.
  • Now the concepts are not to be memorized rather it completely sets into our mind as they have been posturized clearly on the screen rather than imagination of the concepts.
  • Students create their own home electric energy user calculator to measure the power consumption by electric appliances.
  • The Projects has motivated us to engage ourselves to prepare for community work to bring awareness among the people especially in rural areas.
  • By implementing energy-conservation measures and using energy-efficient technologies, schools can significantly cut their energy use. The result is financial savings as well as a reduced environmental impact.
  • Uploaded the creative and innovative activities done by our students.     

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