Study on energy education method for elementary school students to internalize energy conservation behavior

Y. Ikeyama, D. Sumiyoshi, Y. Choi, S. Tanoue, T. Shimoji

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In Japanese elementary school, there are few descriptions about energy in current school curriculum guidelines, and there is not adequate education on the energy that is the basis of the country. Therefore, in this research, the aim is to develop energy conservation environmental education materials that can be incorporated as elementary school classes, in order to establish the attitude of conserving energy conscious awareness and practicing energy conservation behavior. In August of 2018, under the cooperation of local community halls, energy conservation education was conducted for elementary school students who were recruited. Eight participants were divided into two groups, energy education using homebrew textbooks, making models of houses, etc., and classes on energy through discussion and presentation. As a result of the verification, this material is suitable for senior students over 3rd grade and the degree of difficulty is appropriate, and there is a possibility that it may be effective for consciousness formation of energy conservation, but the result of the level being too high for first grader of elementary school.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012077
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 9 2019
EventSustainable Built Environment Conference 2019 Tokyo: Built Environment in an Era of Climate Change: How Can Cities and Buildings Adapt?, SBE 2019 Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Aug 6 2019Aug 7 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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